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Prescription Stimulants (Adderall, etc.) Methods of Use

Prescription stimulants refers to a large group of medications recommended for the treatment of several mental and physical health conditions like attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Stimulant medications boost a…

The Risks of Smoking or Snorting Adderall

One of many popular prescription stimulants, Adderall treats attention problems and restlessness in people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The drug is sometimes prescribed to improve alertness in people with narcolepsy…

Dangers of Snorting, Smoking, or Injecting Cocaine

Although the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) lists cocaine as a Schedule II drug – it has some medical use as a very localized numbing agent in ear, nose, and throat surgeries –…

Dangers of Snorting Heroin

Heroin is a Schedule I narcotic, making it among the most dangerous, addictive drugs a person can take. Neither prescribed nor regulated for any medical purposes, heroin is habit-forming. Taking…

The Risks of Snorting Dilaudid

Dilaudid is a prescription narcotic drug that is used to treat severe levels of pain, such as post-surgical pain or kidney stones. Also known by its generic name hydromorphone, this…

Dangers of Snorting Vicodin

Vicodin is a narcotic pain reliever, available by prescription only. The drug is a combination of hydrocodone – an opioid – and acetaminophen. This drug is typically prescribed to treat…

Dangers of Injecting and Snorting Ativan

Ativan is a benzodiazepine, also known by the generic name lorazepam. This medication is frequently prescribed to treat anxiety. Like other benzodiazepines, Ativan works on the GABA receptors to slow neuron…

Benzodiazepines: Methods of Use and Abuse

Benzodiazepines are prescription sedatives that are commonly prescribed for the short-term management of anxiety. Benzodiazepines increase the efficiency of GABA, a neurotransmitter that inhibits activity in the brain to produce…

Dangers of Snorting Librium

Librium is the brand name for generic benzodiazepine, chlordiazepoxide. This is a long-acting sedative medication that is most commonly prescribed to treat insomnia, and it is prescribed off-label to treat alcohol…