Edited on October 7th, 2020 The addictive potential of a drug can be difficult to determine because it may vary greatly based on several factors, such as how easily a person will become addicted, the severity of its withdrawal symptoms, how much the drug activates the brain’s reward system, or how much physical and psychological […]
The current U.S. opioid crisis began back in 1999, as prescription opioid drugs were being rampantly over-prescribed for chronic pain. By 2010, heroin had also made its mark in the ongoing crisis with a rapid increase in overdose deaths. Three years later, synthetic opioid deaths, especially those involving fentanyl, also began to increase significantly. Ultimately, […]
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.
Published on August 10th, 2020 Opioids are a highly abused class of drugs that include some of the world’s most potent and addictive substances. While any use or abuse of opioid drugs can be dangerous, some are more powerful than others.
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.
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.
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 […]
America’s opioid crisis has recently intensified with an increase of deadly synthetic opioids like fentanyl being smuggled into the country. While some of these opioids are being manufactured in criminal clandestine laboratories in the U.S., much of the illegal opioids contributing to the drug crisis in America are shipped in from other countries.
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 […]