The Dangers of Mixing Klonopin and Alcohol
After a stressful day or a stressful event, people often like to relax and unwind by having a few drinks. Alcohol works in the brain to cause the release of endorphins, helping people feel relaxed and euphoric. It also has an anesthetic effect that helps numb the stress of the day. Klonopin, the brand name […]
Developing Dependence or Addiction to Ritalin
Ritalin, the brand name for the drug Methylphenidate, is prescribed to treat individuals with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD. When used appropriately, it can help both children and adults focus on a task at hand, remaining still and calm when necessary, and avoiding distractions. It can also be used to treat narcolepsy, a type […]
Does the Method of Drug Use Matter?
There are multiple methods of drug use, such as snorting, smoking, oral consumption, or injection via an IV needle. Each one of these methods can present potential health threats. This threat is amplified depending upon factors such as the drug of use and how much of it is used. Some methods such as snorting, smoking, […]
Do I Have a Vicodin Addiction?
Vicodin is a combination of the narcotic hydrocodone and non-narcotic pain reliever acetaminophen. It is among the opioid drug class and is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Vicodin is highly addictive and requires a prescription to be obtained. Some people become dependent upon Vicodin unintentionally after being prescribed the drug to treat pain […]
The Dangers and Morphine Use Side Effects
Morphine is a narcotic derived from opium. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain. This drug is highly addictive and should be taken exactly as prescribed. Morphine is commonly misused; however, even taking morphine as prescribed can lead to addiction. Misusing morphine is highly dangerous and can lead to life-threatening side effects and […]
Why Is it Dangerous to Mix Benzodiazepines and Opioids?
Benzodiazepines and opioids are two powerful drugs that are often misused. In fact, they are often used simultaneously, which increases the chance of experiencing life-threatening side effects and even death. It is highly dangerous to mix benzodiazepines and opioids because a user will experience an amplified sensation from both drugs combined. A study done in […]
What Are the Dangers of Using Codeine?
Codeine is an opioid that is used to treat moderate to severe pain or coughing. It can come as a tablet, a capsule, or in liquid form and is to be taken orally, generally every four to six hours. A prescription must be acquired to obtain it. Like all opioids, it can be habit-forming, so […]
The Danger of Mixing Heroin and Meth
Heroin and meth are two very powerful and highly addictive drugs. They each present two very different effects on the brain and body. Thus, using them in conjunction is highly dangerous and can even lead to life-threatening consequences. Taking heroin and meth simultaneously, even just one time, increases the risk of addiction, overdose, and even […]
What are Moon Rocks?
Moon Rocks is a slang term for the drug methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA), otherwise known as Molly. It is a crystallized form of MDMA that is a popular party drug often used at concerts or raves. It has hallucinogenic properties and affects the brain by giving the user an increased sense of energy and elation. It is […]