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What Happens When You Mix Ambien and Alcohol?

What Happens When You Mix Ambien and Alcohol? man holds ambien pills and a glass of alcohol

Many Americans take sleep aid medications like Ambien to combat insomnia. However, combing Ambien with other addictive substances like alcohol can lead to serious consequences. Ambien and alcohol are both depressants, which will amplify side effects like drowsiness, dizziness, slowed heart rate, trouble breathing, and more. Combining any amount of Ambien and alcohol is not […]

What are the Signs of Overdose?

What are the Signs of Overdose? patient being treated in the ER

More than 67,000 Americans died of a drug overdose in 2018. The most recent data available shows that synthetic opioids are the primary cause of opioid-related overdose deaths in the U.S. If you think a loved one took too much of a drug, it’s important to know the signs of overdose. Common signs of overdose […]

Top Reasons Overdose Rates Increase Over the Holidays

Top Reasons Overdose Rates Increase Over the Holidays overdose victim in the ER

For many people, the holiday season and its festivities come with feelings of excitement and joy. However, some people also deal with overwhelming feelings of sadness, stress, and loneliness, which can lead to increased instances of substance abuse and overdose.

Top 10 Meth States in the U.S.

Top 10 Meth States in the U.S. map of top 10 meth states in US

Although the nation’s attention continues to be on opioids, methamphetamine is still a large threat in states all over the country. Meth is a highly addictive substance that is often manufactured illegally in clandestine laboratories. Many of these labs are located in other countries like Mexico and the meth is trafficked into the U.S. illegally. […]

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.

How to Stay Sober After Detox

How to Stay Sober After Detox outpatient group session

Completing drug and alcohol detox is the first of several steps in a comprehensive addiction treatment plan. Although it may be tempting to just complete detox and assume you’ll be able to stay sober forever, it’s not very likely. Detox alone does little to curb or eliminate addictive behaviors, so it’s extremely important to continue […]

Opioid Overdoses Are Increasing in Denton County, TX

Opioid Overdoses Are Increasing in Denton County, TX map of denton county

Denton County is an affluent, well-populated county in northeast Texas. It’s included in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan Statistical Area and has a median household income of $75,649, which is well above the Texas and U.S. median annual income.1,2 Despite these sunny statistics, data shows that opioid overdoses in Denton County have steadily increased between the […]

Fentanyl-Laced Cocaine: An Increasing Problem in the U.S.

Fentanyl-Laced Cocaine: An Increasing Problem in the U.S. fentanyl-laced cocaine

Recent news reports from National Public Radio, ABC News, and others have been warning the public about a dangerous new drug mixture that has been linked to an increasing number of deadly overdoses: fentanyl-laced cocaine.1 Although researchers and law enforcement officers have long known about the extreme dangers of fentanyl, it’s now becoming more of […]

What States Have The Highest Opioid Abuse?

What States Have The Highest Opioid Abuse? opioid pills over a map

Updated on August 10th, 2020 About 64,000 Americans (or 174 people each day) died from drug overdose in 2016. This is more lives than were claimed by gun-related homicides and car accidents.7 Although many overdose deaths involve multiple drugs, the majority of these overdoses are caused by opioid drugs like heroin and fentanyl, and the […]

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