Tag: benzodiazepines

Which OTC Medicines Can Help You Stop Drinking?

Which OTC Medicines Can Help You Stop Drinking? OTC pills

Taking a pill or a shot seems like an easy way to overcome alcohol addiction, right? Of course it does, but unfortunately, there is no easy solution and no single pill will do the job for you. Alcohol addiction is a chronic disease of the brain that affects more than 15 million adults in the […]

What is a Speedball? Side Effects, Risks, and Overdose

What is a Speedball? Side Effects, Risks, and Overdose drugs to make speedball

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.

What is the Worst Drug to Detox From?

What is the Worst Drug to Detox From? woman detoxing at home

Withdrawal symptoms are one of the most common concerns among people who want to quit their drug of choice. Just the thought of detox being painful or uncomfortable can be enough to make many people forego sobriety and keep using drugs or alcohol to prevent withdrawal symptoms.

What is Polysubstance Abuse?

What is Polysubstance Abuse? polysubstance pills

Updated on August 7th, 2020 Polysubstance abuse is a common practice. Although any type of drug use can be detrimental to a person’s health and well-being, polydrug abuse is associated with a significant number of negative health and societal issues.

10 Dangerous Alcohol and Drug Combinations

10 Dangerous Alcohol and Drug Combinations dangerous drugs on table

Abusing drugs and alcohol simultaneously is common in America, but it doesn’t come without serious risks. In 2011, there were 606,653 Emergency Department visits involving alcohol, and many of these also involved other drugs.1 Research findings also show people who are addicted to alcohol are much more likely than the general population to also abuse […]

5 Warning Signs of Brain Damage from Drugs and Alcohol

5 Warning Signs of Brain Damage from Drugs and Alcohol man suffering from brain damage

Alcohol and drugs have profound effects on the brain, leading to what we see as the external side effects of drug and alcohol abuse. When a person abuses a drug or gets intoxicated, there are clear outward signs and behaviors that display this. However, there are also a slew of consequences for the brain, an […]

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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