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What Are the Short-Term and Long-Term Effects of Xanax

Xanax (alprazolam) is a sedative, or central nervous system depressant medication, that is commonly used to address issues with clinically significant anxiety, to initiate sleep, and to address agitation. It…

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…

What are the Signs of Adderall Abuse?

There are several prescription stimulant medications, like Adderall, that were developed to manage symptoms associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), including distractibility, disorganization, hyperactivity, inattention, and impulsivity. Adderall is…

What are the Signs of Ritalin Abuse?

Methylphenidate is a central nervous system stimulant drug that is the main ingredient in the medicines Ritalin and Concerta. These drugs are primarily used in the treatment of attention deficit…

Side Effects of ProSom

As the media and governmental authorities make clear to the public, the US is currently facing a prescription pill abuse epidemic. Prescription medications with abuse potential include different categories of…

What Is Tramadol?

Tramadol is the generic name of an opiate medication that is sold under several trade names, including ConZip, Rybix, Ultram, and Ultracet (acetaminophen and tramadol). It was developed in Germany in…

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…

Morphine: Abuse, Addiction & Treatment

Morphine is a prescription opioid widely administered in both generic formulations and branded products such as Kadian and MS Contin.1 What Is Morphine Made of? A naturally occurring plant alkaloid,…

Finding Help for Hydrocodone Addiction

Pain management and the treatment of pain are huge drivers in the pharmaceutical business, and the opioid boom has been a double-edged sword for both consumers and the industry. On…

Am I Addicted to Ritalin?

Ritalin is a prescription stimulant medication primarily used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is also prescribed to treat narcolepsy, a daytime sleepiness disorder. The active…

What Are the Side Effects of Using Campral?

Campral, also known as acamprosate calcium, is used to reduce cravings in those dependent on alcohol. A relatively new drug, Campral has only been in use since the late 1980s. The…

Is Baclofen Addictive or a Treatment for Addiction?

The professional addiction treatment community is always on the lookout for new, more reliable ways of treating substance use disorders, and research is continually ongoing into various means of medical…

What Are the Differences between Xanax and Ativan?

Prescription drug abuse is a growing problem in the United States. Benzodiazepines have been prescribed for decades, to treat anxiety, epilepsy, panic disorders, and similar conditions. They are widely prescribed,…

Can I Use Ativan while Pregnant?

Ativan is the brand name for lorazepam, a benzodiazepine medication prescribed to treat anxiety disorders. Typically, this medication, like many other benzodiazepines, is prescribed for no more than two weeks to…

What Is Clonazepam?

Clonazepam is a generic name for a benzodiazepine medication most commonly sold under the brand name Klonopin. This medication is typically prescribed to treat panic disorders or seizure disorders. It can…

What Are the Side Effects of Ambien?

Ambien is a sedative-hypnotic medication created to treat insomnia for a short period of time. The drug, which is a brand name for generic zolpidem, was designed to be a safer,…

Why Is Fentanyl So Deadly?

Fentanyl used to be a relatively unknown medication, but it has recently gained notoriety as a central figure in the opioid epidemic.1 This powerful synthetic opioid medication is prescribed legally…

Does Cogentin (Benztropine Mesylate) Get You High?

Prescription medications can be of great benefit to many patients, helping them to manage the symptoms that come with acute and chronic illness and continue to function healthfully in day-to-day…

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…

Side Effects of Doral (Quazepam Tablets)

For many people, the idea of a good night’s rest is a dream itself. Whether for reasons of work, stress, genetics, living environment, or dozens of other factors, a healthy…

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…

How Long Does Fentanyl Stay in Your System?

In 2012, 169,868 people who sought addiction treatment cited opioids like fentanyl as their primary substance of abuse, per the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Since so many people abuse…

What Are the Dangerous Side Effects of Fentanyl?

Fentanyl is a prescription narcotic pain reliever. It is manufactured from opiates that are derived from opium poppy plants. In most cases, fentanyl is used to treat severe forms of…

The Difference between Vicodin and Percocet

Vicodin is a combination of hydrocodone (an opioid painkiller) and acetaminophen. The average dose of Vicodin in oral tablet form contains 500 mg of acetaminophen and 5 mg of hydrocodone. This drug has been the…

Is Hydrodocone the Same as Vicodin?

Hydrocodone is an opioid pain reliever. The base of this drug is synthesized from morphine, which comes from the opium poppy flower. In high doses, it can be lethal. The Drug…

The Difference between ProSom and Ambien

Insomnia is a sleep disorder that can make it difficult for a person to fall asleep, remain asleep, or both. Generally, insomnia can be categorized as either acute or chronic. Acute insomnia…

Side Effects of Tranxene

Tranxene is the brand name for a benzodiazepine medication, clorazepate. The drug is prescribed most often to treat insomnia and anxiety disorders, although it is also sometimes used as a muscle…

The Difference between Tranxene and Xanax

Xanax is the brand name of a drug that includes the generic drug alprazolam as its active ingredient. Classified as a benzodiazepine, Xanax is one of the most widely used drugs…

Combining Halcion with Other Substances

Halcion is the brand name for the benzodiazepine triazolam. As a medication, Halcion is used as a sedative to treat serious insomnia for a short period of time. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) lists…

Dangers of Using Sleep Aids like Halcion and ProSom

Insomnia is one of the more common complaints among people in the US. This disorder is characterized by a difficulty in falling and/or staying asleep. The resulting lack of sleep, over…

Halcion Addiction and Abuse

In the world of pharmaceuticals, once the patent on a drug expires it becomes a generic medication. Pharmaceutical companies will take the generic drug and create their own branded drugs….

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…

Side Effects of Restoril

Restoril is the tradename for the generic drug temazepam. This prescription medication is categorized as a benzodiazepine and used for the management of insomnia on a short-term basis. Insomnia includes both trouble falling…

Dangers of Getting High on Restoril

Restoril is the brand name for the prescription sedative temazepam, which is prescribed for the short-term management of insomnia.1 Attempts to use it to get high can result in dangers that…

The Difference between Klonopin And Xanax

At first glance, Klonopin (clonazepam) and Xanax (alprazolam) are extremely similar. They are both members of the benzodiazepine family, central nervous system depressants, and anxiolytics, which means they are most…

How Does Serax Work?

Serax is one of the branded drugs that has the generic drug oxazepam as its active ingredient. Serax, like its generic parent, is a benzodiazepine, or benzo. The benzodiazepine class of…

Dangers of Abusing Serax

Serax is the brand name for the benzodiazepine drug, oxazepam. This medication is designed to treat anxiety, and it is sometimes prescribed off-label to treat alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Like other benzodiazepines,…

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…

Overdosing on Xanax

Xanax is a well-known and often-prescribed drug used to treat chronic anxiety disorders and panic disorders. It was first introduced to the market in 1981 and soon became a “blockbuster…

Exploring the Side Effects of Adderall

Adderall is a prescription stimulant drug that is primarily prescribed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, which is a common behavioral disorder typically diagnosed in childhood. In those…

Dangers of Mixing Valium and Alcohol

Valium is a brand-name drug that has the generic drug diazepam as its active ingredient. Valium is a benzodiazepine, a drug type that has a sedative effect. Valium is indicated for…

Side Effects of Abusing Valium

Valium is the original brand name for a popular benzodiazepine medication diazepam. This is a long-acting benzodiazepine, and it is prescribed to treat a variety of conditions, including anxiety and panic…

Valium Rehab and Help Options

An anxiolytic and sedative medication used primarily for the short-term relief of anxiety or panic disorders, Valium, or diazepam in its generic form, is a benzodiazepine prescription drug. Valium works…

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…

The Dangers of Xanax ‘Bars’ (aka ‘Zanies’ or ‘Planks’)

Xanax (generic name: alprazolam) is a common prescription medication of the benzodiazepine class that’s used to treat anxiety and panic disorders as well as nausea from chemotherapy. It was first…

Is Librium a Benzodiazepine?

Librium is the brand name for the benzodiazepine medication chlordiazepoxide.1 As a benzodiazepine, Librium acts to increase the activity of GABA in the brain. GABA is an inhibitory neurotransmitter—a signaling molecule in the…

What Are the Uses of Librium?

Librium is the brand name of the generic drug chlordiazepoxide. It is classified as a long-acting benzodiazepine and indicated for the treatment of anxiety disorders as well as for individuals who…

Getting Help for Adderall Addiction

The combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine is marketed under the brand names of Adderall and Adderall XR (extended release) and prescribed to treat symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or…

Understanding Methadone Abuse

Methadone is a synthetic opioid painkiller used primarily in the treatment of opiate addiction, especially heroin addiction. However, in the past two decades, methadone has increasingly been prescribed to treat chronic…

Benzodiazepine Addiction: Signs, Symptoms & Treatment

Ativan (Lorazepam) Rehab Options

Ativan is the brand name for the generic drug lorazepam. This medication is prescribed primarily to treat anxiety, but it is also sometimes prescribed to treat other disorders, like insomnia, epilepsy,…

Ritalin’s Effects and Risk of Abuse

This article will discuss Ritalin’s intended uses, its potential side effects, the ways that it is abused and the health risks of misusing it. What Is Ritalin? Ritalin is a…

Hydromorphone (Dilaudid) and the Potential for Addiction

A person’s use of hydromorphone or Dilaudid may begin safely, after developing a pain condition or using the medication for pain relief after surgery. Because of this medication’s classification as…

Getting Rehab for Xanax Addiction

Xanax is a prescription medication used  to treat anxiety and panic disorders, and it is sometimes prescribed to treat alcohol withdrawal and insomnia. The generic name of this medication is alprazolam, and…

Fentanyl Abuse and Addiction

Rehab for Klonopin (Clonazepam) Addiction

Klonopin is the brand name for the benzodiazepine clonazepam. This medication, which is a CNS depressant, is an anticonvulsant used to treat anxiety, seizures, and panic disorders. In some cases, it…

Hydrocodone Abuse and Treatment

Hydrocodone is a semisynthetic opioid that doctors typically prescribe to treat pain. Patients who use it to ease short-term pain following surgery or an injury may not be as likely…

Most Popular Prescription Drugs of Abuse

Prescription drug abuse involves taking a pharmaceutical in any way other than as prescribed. This includes taking a higher dose than prescribed, altering the method in which the drug was intended…

Prescription Drug Abuse in Florida

Prescription drugs are any form of pharmaceutical medication that can only be dispensed by a licensed pharmacist with a prescription from a medical doctor. They are intended to chemically treat…

Prescription Drug Addiction and Treatment

Prescription drug addiction is a rampant problem in the United States that grows substantially worse every year.  Because prescription drugs are so easy to obtain and because they are viewed…

Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic: Are Doctors to Blame?

Blaming doctors for America’s prescription drug addiction epidemic is popular lately even among many physicians and psychiatrists. In fact, it often seems there’s more interest in affixing blame than there…

Prescription Drugs: The Dangers

Prescription drugs can be just as dangerous and addictive as illegal substances. Although society rarely stigmatizes painkillers and sleeping pills as much as illicit drugs, these medicines can just as…

Prescription Drug Addiction in the United States

Prescription drug addiction in the United States is considered by many to be an epidemic. This is largely because cases of addiction to these medications are not only alarmingly prevalent,…

Prescription Drug Addiction in the US

Prescription drug abuse and addiction is a severe and growing problem in the United States. Abuse of prescription drugs has surpassed that of cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine, leading to new…