Central Nervous System Depressants encompass a wide variety of medications from simple sleep aids and anxiety medications to cancer treatments. You may even be surprised by how familiar you are with some of the listed medications, despite being less than familiar with the term CNS Depressants. It’s important to understand how these drugs affect the body and the dangers of prolonged use and abuse. So let’s discuss some definitions, name-brand examples, and warning signs of dependency/addiction.
Can You Die From Withdrawal Symptoms?
Withdrawals are a difficult but necessary step in any recovery journey. Symptoms can be scary and traumatic, leaving many to wonder if halting their substance use can lead to death. That’s why it’s important to learn how to categorize the different types of withdrawals and identify the dangers.
Should I Be Mixing Librium and Alcohol?
Whether a doctor prescribed you Librium for anxiety or you misuse it recreationally, taking it with alcohol can have very serious consequences. If you’re wondering whether mixing Librium and alcohol is safe, it’s not. Here are some of the risks and side effects of combining these substances.
Which OTC Medicines Can Help You Stop Drinking?
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 […]
Can Drug Withdrawal Cause Death?
Drug withdrawal symptoms can range from very mild to very severe depending on the circumstances, but can drug withdrawal be deadly? Here’s what you need to know before you attempt to detox on your own.
What is a Speedball? Side Effects, Risks, and Overdose
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?
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?
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. Polysubstance abuse is a common practice. Although any type of drug use can be detrimental […]
10 Dangerous Alcohol and Drug Combinations
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
Table of contents5 Warning Signs of Brain Damage From Drugs and AlcoholBrain Disorders Caused by Drug and Alcohol AbuseTypes of Drugs that Can Cause Brain DamageIs It Possible to Reverse Brain Damage from Drugs?Healing the Physical and Psychological Damage of Drug Abuse Alcohol and drugs have profound effects on the brain, leading to what we […]