Tag: opioids

How Do You Kick a Painkiller Addiction?

How Do You Kick a Painkiller Addiction? man trying to stop taking painkillers

Chronic misuse of prescription painkillers can lead to opioid use disorder, a chronic, life-changing condition that can’t be overcome with mere willpower. It affects 2 million Americans and continues to wreak havoc on our nation, killing more than 130 people every day.1 These staggering statistics may leave you wondering, “How do you kick a painkiller […]

Facts and Statistics About Current Opioid Abuse in America

Facts and Statistics About Current Opioid Abuse in America opioids pills, bottles and needles

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, […]

Valium vs. Klonopin: What’s the Difference?

Valium vs. Klonopin: What’s the Difference? valium and klonopin pills

Table of contentsWhat Is Valium?How Long Does Valium Stay in Your System?Approximate Drug Test Detection Times for ValiumSigns and Symptoms of Valium AddictionValium Withdrawal SymptomsWhat Is Klonopin?How Long Does Klonopin Stay in Your System?Approximate Drug Test Detection Times for KlonopinSigns and Symptoms of Klonopin AddictionKlonopin Withdrawal SymptomsValium Uses vs. Klonopin UsesValium vs. Klonopin: Addiction and […]

What Are The Dangers of Buying Vicodin Online?

What Are The Dangers of Buying Vicodin Online? bottles of vicodin

Buying Vicodin online is fairly easy but it comes with a price that’s greater than any monetary value: your safety. Although there may be many different reasons why you may want to buy Vicodin online instead of getting it through a doctor, this frequently prescribed opioid drug can be risky to take without the supervision […]

Can Drug Withdrawal Cause Death?

Can Drug Withdrawal Cause Death? ambulance going to the ER

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. Can Drug Withdrawal Cause Death?Yes, certain types of drug withdrawal can cause death, such as opiate withdrawal, benzodiazepine withdrawal, and […]

10 Commonly Abused Drugs and Their Withdrawal Symptoms

10 Commonly Abused Drugs and Their Withdrawal Symptoms alcohol and pills

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. If you’re addicted to drugs or alcohol, you may experience some withdrawal symptoms when you try to quit. The duration and severity of […]

What Are The Dangers of Buying Hydrocodone Online?

What Are The Dangers of Buying Hydrocodone Online? hydrocodone pills

In this day and age, you can find just about anything you want online, including hydrocodone. Hydrocodone is one of the most commonly prescribed opioids in the U.S. and there are many reasons why a person might want to buy it online instead of getting it through a doctor. Although one in four Americans buys […]

How to Detox from Opioids at Home

How to Detox from Opioids at Home man detox from opioids at home

Opioid addiction is a widespread problem in America and if you find yourself hooked on your prescription painkillers or heroin, you’re not alone. While there are many benefits to getting sober, opioid withdrawal can be a painful and difficult process, especially without professional support. An inpatient medical detox program for opioid addiction is often the […]

Opioids vs. Opiates: What’s the Difference?

Opioids vs. Opiates: What’s the Difference? opioids and opiates

The terms opioid and opiate are typically used interchangeably today, but there is a significant difference between the two. Although the two terms refer to different types of substances, all opioids and opiates are addictive and have a high risk of abuse. In this blog, we’ll explore the definitions of both terms and look at […]

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 […]

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