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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 Symptoms of a Drug Overdose?

What are the Symptoms of a Drug Overdose? patient being treated in the ER

What is a Drug Overdose? A drug overdose occurs when you take too much of a substance, whether it’s a prescription drug or an illegal drug. An overdose can be intentional or accidental, but either way, it can have seriously harmful or life-threatening side effects on your body. The severity of the effects depends on […]

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. For those who are recovering from substance use disorders, this time of year can be […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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. Table of contentsWhat is Polysubstance Abuse?Why Do People Abuse Multiple Drugs?Who Is At Risk for […]

An Overview of Palcohol: Powdered Alcohol

An Overview of Palcohol: Powdered Alcohol glass of palcohol

People are always looking for new ways to consume alcohol, whether it’s by trying out the latest cocktail, checking out the newest bar venue, or experimenting with new types of alcoholic beverages, like Palcohol. Table of contentsWhat is Palcohol?Why Drink Palcohol Instead of Liquid Alcohol?Dangers of PalcoholThe Debate About Palcohol: Is Powdered Alcohol Safe?Is Palcohol […]

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 […]

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