Etizolam Abuse, Side Effects, Withdrawal and Addiction

Etizolam Abuse, Side Effects, Withdrawal and Addiction etizolam pills

There are a variety of medications used to treat anxiety, panic disorders, and sleep disorders in America and around the world, but some may also be abused recreationally for the purpose of getting high. One such drug is etizolam. Here are eight important things you should know about this addictive drug and what you should […]

What Happens When You Stop Drinking Alcohol?

What Happens When You Stop Drinking Alcohol? couple walking in field

Alcohol addiction affects all aspects of a person’s physical and emotional health, reducing their ability to function properly in everyday life. If you or a loved one has decided to give up alcohol and live a life of sobriety, you can expect to experience some major changes in many different areas of your life. Table […]

App Tracks Geographic Drug Overdose Trends in Real Time

App Tracks Geographic Drug Overdose Trends in Real Time pins on a map

Opioid drugs played a part in 33,091 deaths in 2015 and opioid overdoses have quadrupled since 1999, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).1 While we do know that scores of people are dying each day as a result of the opioid crisis and several U.S. states saw significant increases in drug […]

What Are Effective Intervention Techniques for Addicted Loved Ones?

What Are Effective Intervention Techniques for Addicted Loved Ones? group intervention

Updated on August 10th, 2020 Your loved one has been acting strangely for months. She avoids family gatherings like the plague, she is overly defensive when confronted about her behavior, and family valuables are disappearing left and right. Table of contentsWhat Is an Intervention for Addiction?Should I Host An Addiction Intervention for My Loved One?How […]

Loperamide: Why Some Addicts Are Abusing This Anti-Diarrhea Drug

Loperamide: Why Some Addicts Are Abusing This Anti-Diarrhea Drug loperamide pills

When we think about over-the-counter medications, we typically associate them with a low potential for abuse and harm. After all, they’re extremely easy to obtain, so shouldn’t they be safe? Unfortunately, loperamide, sold in an over-the-counter anti-diarrhea drug called Imodium, is being abused by increasing amounts of opioid addicts in the United States. Table of […]

How Is Suboxone Used for Heroin Detox?

How Is Suboxone Used for Heroin Detox? bottle of suboxone pills

Heroin is a highly addictive drug made from morphine. Many people who struggle with prescription opioid abuse will transition to heroin abuse because it is cheaper, provides a stronger high, and is easier to obtain. According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 948,000 people used heroin in 2016, compared to 669,000 […]

Top Benefits of Enrolling in Rehab After Detox

Top Benefits of Enrolling in Rehab After Detox Top Benefits of Enrolling in Rehab After Detox

The primary focus of drug and alcohol detox is to safely and comfortably rid your body of addictions. Throughout your detox program, you’ll likely experience some withdrawal symptoms as your body adjusts to an absence of addictive substances and all the physical changes that come along with that. It may take anywhere from five to […]

Opioid Crisis is Killing Texas Mothers

Opioid Crisis is Killing Texas Mothers pregnant woman standing by a window

According to a recent report from KUT, Austin’s local National Public Radio station, the maternal death rate in Texas is very high and drug overdose is the leading cause of pregnancy-associated death in the state.1 Other major causes of maternal deaths in Texas include cardiac events and hypertension/eclampsia.2 A 2016 report from the Texas Maternal […]

How to Dispose of Expired Prescription Drugs in Your Medicine Cabinet

How to Dispose of Expired Prescription Drugs in Your Medicine Cabinet prescription drugs on a shelf

Edited on October 7th, 2020 Sometimes doctors will prescribe painkillers or other addictive medications to use as-needed. This means you are encouraged to take the medication as needed, but if your symptoms lessen or disappear, you should stop using the medicine and do not have to continue consuming it until it is all gone. If […]

How to Ask For Help When You’re Addicted

How to Ask For Help When You’re Addicted man depressed on balcony

Millions of people are currently suffering from addiction to drugs and alcohol but unfortunately, many of them will never receive the help they need. According to the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 21.2 million Americans ages 12 and older needed treatment for an illegal drug or alcohol use problem in 2014. […]

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