Did you know that 93 percent of U.S. adults prefer to treat their minor ailments with over-the-counter medicines before seeking professional care?1 OTC medications may be affordable, accessible, and effective, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re harmless. Although OTC medications may not have the sinister reputation that illegal drugs like meth and heroin have, they […]
Pseudoephedrine is a common ingredient found in many cold and sinus medications. While it is highly effective at reducing uncomfortable nasal congestion and sinus pressure, this drug also has a dark side. Here’s what you need to know about pseudoephedrine abuse and how it’s related to the illegal production and abuse of methamphetamine.
Many addictive drugs cause harmful long-term effects when they are abused over and over again. However, quitting is often a double-edged sword due to the uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms they can also cause.
What is a Speedball? A “speedball” is a mixture of stimulant and depressant drugs, most commonly heroin and cocaine. The mixture is typically injected into the veins but may also be snorted simultaneously. Known for the intense high it produces, this drug combination is especially dangerous and can cause serious side effects, overdose, or death. […]
Before you commit to a detox program, you probably want to know how long it’s going to take. Drug detox is a highly individualized process, so it’s impossible to say exactly how long you’ll need to complete the process. There are also many different factors that can influence the duration and severity of withdrawal symptoms.