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What’s in a Name: Street Names for 21 Commonly Abused Drugs

What’s in a Name: Street Names for 21 Commonly Abused Drugs most commonly abused drugs

What are “Street Names” for Drugs? Street names are slang terms that are used to refer to certain drugs. These names might be used by dealers or drug users to conceal the true meanings of discussions or deals involving drug sales, production, or abuse. Although the slang terms used to refer to different drugs are […]

Alcohol-Induced Blackouts: A Precursor of Addiction

Alcohol-Induced Blackouts: A Precursor of Addiction bottles of alcohol

Updated on March 23rd, 2021 Any amount of alcohol use can affect a person’s memory and have harmful effects on the brain. However, alcohol-induced blackouts should be a major cause for concern, especially among people who experience them frequently.

Oxycodone vs. Hydrocodone: What’s the Difference?

Oxycodone vs. Hydrocodone: What’s the Difference? oxycodone and hydrocodone pills

Hydrocodone and oxycodone are both Schedule II drugs and prescription opioid painkillers, but what is the difference between oxycodone and hydrocodone? And do they have any similarities? In this blog, we’ll discuss the uses of both drugs, as well as side effects, withdrawal, addiction, and opioid detox treatment.

Is Alcoholism Hereditary?

Is Alcoholism Hereditary? family chart

Updated on August, 24th 2020 We all inherit things from our parents. Blue eyes. Dark skin. A liking for classic rock and roll music. A witty sense of humor. Even several diseases are hereditary, such as down syndrome, cystic fibrosis, and sickle cell anemia. But what about alcoholism? Is it hereditary? Not only that but […]

What Are the Short-Term and Long-Term Effects of Commonly Abused Drugs?

What Are the Short-Term and Long-Term Effects of Commonly Abused Drugs? most commonly abused prescription drugs

Updated on August 24th, 2020 Often we think about drug abuse in terms of all the immediate harmful effects it causes, such as violent and irrational behavior, irresponsible driving, and the short-term physical changes that accompany a high. But it’s also important to remember that long-term drug abuse can also cause serious medical problems, dependence, […]

5 Key Benefits of Inpatient Alcohol Detox

5 Key Benefits of Inpatient Alcohol Detox room at inpatient alcohol detox

Updated on January 4th, 2021 The Dangers of Alcohol Detox and Addiction Alcohol abuse and addiction are common in the United States. According to the most recent information from SAMHSA’s 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, more than half of current alcohol users in America misuse it.1 136.7 million people in the U.S. […]

What Is Medical Detox?

What Is Medical Detox? client at medical detox

Updated on August 7th, 2020 The term “medical detox” may sound scary, intimidating, painful, or some combination of all of the above. But in reality, it’s the safest, most effective way to get sober. In Texas, the most commonly abused drug is alcohol, followed by marijuana and methamphetamine.1 In fact, since 2013, methamphetamine has been […]

What is Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS)?

What is Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS)? woman suffering from PAWS

When it comes to drug and alcohol withdrawal and detox, no two experiences are alike. There are several factors that will influence a person’s withdrawal experience, therefore, it’s impossible to predict exactly what symptoms a person will experience or how long the entire process will take. In some cases, a person may experience what’s known […]

What Are Common Drug Withdrawal Symptoms?

What Are Common Drug Withdrawal Symptoms? man having withdrawal symptoms

Published on August 10th, 2020 During detox, you may experience what is known as drug withdrawal. There is no reason to be fearful of this, as it is a normal part of drug and alcohol detox. However, if you are nervous about the experience, it may help to know what happens during withdrawal and what […]

How to Recognize Prescription Drug Abuse

How to Recognize Prescription Drug Abuse prescription drug boxes on shelf

Prescription drug abuse is much more common than you might think. In 2016 alone, 3.3 million people ages 12 and over abused prescription painkillers (narcotics) and 2.9 million people ages 12 and over abused prescription psychotherapeutics excluding pain relievers. But narcotic abuse is not the only common form of prescription drug misuse. Tranquilizers like Valium […]

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