Monthly Archives: February 2018

26 02, 2018

Baclofen – Is it Addictive or an Addiction Aid?

2019-01-30T18:48:58+00:00February 26th, 2018|0 Comments

An FDA approved, prescription muscle relaxant, baclofen has exponentially risen in popularity and use over the past decade. However, the reasons for its popularity don’t quite have FDA’s stamp of approval yet – or at all. Baclofen – Is it Addictive or an Addiction Aid? Increasingly preferred for the treatment of alcohol withdrawal syndrome [...]

20 02, 2018

6 Clear Signs of Alcoholism

2019-01-30T18:51:08+00:00February 20th, 2018|0 Comments

Alcoholism is common in America. It comes hand in hand with Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD), and is categorized as having alcohol dependence. It's not unusual for many alcoholics to struggle with alcoholism. After all, 10% of Americans drink as many as 74 drinks each week. That's about 10 drinks a day. If you're worried [...]

18 02, 2018

Ativan and Other Benzos: How They Work and Why They are Abused

2019-01-30T18:52:28+00:00February 18th, 2018|3 Comments

What are Benzodiazepines? Benzodiazepines are a family of prescription sedatives. They are a Schedule IV in the Controlled Substances Act. Ativan is one of the brand name drug prescriptions that falls in the Benzodiazepine family. It’s mainly prescribed to manage anxiety. The generic name for Ativan is lorazepam which affects the central nervous system, [...]

16 02, 2018

Ambien: My Story of Sleeping with the Addictive Enemy

2019-01-30T21:30:11+00:00February 16th, 2018|4 Comments

Ambien – The Wonder Cure For Insomniacs? The sleep aid Ambien (also known as Zolpidem) was introduced to the world in the 1990’s as a cure for insomnia. If you have ever struggled with insomnia, you know how torturous it can be. When you can’t sleep, your whole world gets turned upside down. You [...]

15 02, 2018

The Lure, Effects, and Downfall of Crack

2019-01-30T21:31:10+00:00February 15th, 2018|0 Comments

Aunt Nora, C, Coke, Dust, White, Nose Candy, Sniff, Toot, Binge, Flake, Nugget, Base, Cookies, Gravel, and Dice are just some of the names used for one of the most addictive and dangerous illicit drugs in the world: crack. Named after the sound produced when the rock-shaped chunks are burned, crack cocaine is the [...]

14 02, 2018

Prescription Stimulants and Illicit Amphetamines: Why Are They So Addictive?

2019-01-30T21:32:41+00:00February 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Prescription Stimulants and Illicit Amphetamines: Why Are They So Addictive? Prescription stimulants and street methamphetamines are both highly addictive substances. Prescription Simulants And Methamphetamines – One In The Same? Prescription stimulants and street methamphetamines are both highly addictive substances. Many argue that prescription stimulant medications like Adderall, Ritalin, and Dexedrine are just legal forms [...]

12 02, 2018

Suboxone Explained: Risks, Benefits and Effectiveness

2019-01-30T21:33:39+00:00February 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Suboxone is a drug approved by the FDA in 2003 to treat strong opiate addictions, like heroin. With proper use, Suboxone can lessen the intensity of withdrawal symptoms and kick start your road to recovery. Its popularity stems from its effectiveness. This drug consists of two main components: buprenorphine and naloxone. They both work [...]

10 02, 2018

New Study Reveals That Alcohol Use Could Lead To Cocaine Addiction – Does This Mean Alcohol Is a Gateway Drug?

2019-01-30T21:35:46+00:00February 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Alcohol is deemed a safe and common drug compared to Cocaine – so how could these two be connected? Over the years, we have heard the theory that marijuana is a gateway drug that leads to the use of harder drugs. The idea has been that once someone uses pot, they will be substantially [...]