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15 04, 2018

Can You Overdose on Weed?

2018-04-17T04:58:39+00:00 April 15th, 2018|0 Comments

Weed is one of the most popular drugs in use, and many people never worry about marijuana overdose. It’s used by people from teens to seniors and all ages in between. Since it’s become legal in many states, including the state of Washington, more people are experimenting even though they aren’t sure how much [...]

10 04, 2018

Dilaudid Abuse Can Stem From A Doctor’s Prescription

2018-04-12T02:59:02+00:00 April 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Dilaudid (or hydromorphone) is a prescription narcotic commonly used to treat pain for recovery from surgeries and rehabilitation. The problem lies after the pain subsides and the dependency remains. It's also one of the most abused prescription drugs today. If you have a prescription make sure you follow the guidelines in this article to [...]

24 03, 2018

Cross-Addiction: Heroin Abuse and Alcoholism

2018-03-11T05:32:53+00:00 March 24th, 2018|0 Comments

Is there a link between heroin abuse and alcoholism? Mounting evidence suggests just that—that these two highly-addictive substances share a connection that can jeopardize successful recovery through a dangerous disorder known as cross-addiction. Heroin—The Most-Addictive Drug on Earth “Heroin poses a serious public health and safety threat to the United [...]

20 03, 2018

The Link Between Marijuana Addiction and Mental Illness in Washington State

2018-03-11T05:22:47+00:00 March 20th, 2018|0 Comments

Is there a connection between regular marijuana use and mental illness? In Washington State, where recreational use is legal, it is definitely worth finding out. Legal Marijuana in Washington State – The Positives On the first day of legal recreational marijuana sales in Washington State, supporters enthusiastically showed up in [...]

16 03, 2018

Fighting Opioid Addiction in Bellevue, Washington: Higher Doses and Fewer Refills?

2018-03-11T05:06:10+00:00 March 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Opioid addiction in Bellevue, King County, and the rest of Washington State presents a major public health concern. But a brand-new study just published in the British Medical Journal is suggesting a starling new option: dispense painkillers in higher doses, but prescribe them for shorter periods of time. Refills Increase [...]

26 02, 2018

Baclofen – Is it Addictive or an Addiction Aid?

2018-02-19T03:18:25+00:00 February 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. Increasingly preferred for the treatment of alcohol withdrawal syndrome and other illicit drug dependencies, such as opioid, cocaine, [...]

18 02, 2018

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

2018-02-18T06:15:22+00:00 February 18th, 2018|0 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

2018-02-18T06:04:37+00:00 February 16th, 2018|0 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 [...]

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