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Fentanyl Patch Abuse

Fentanyl was developed as a powerful painkiller for patients who developed resistance to narcotic pain medication. It is powerful opioid that is 100 times more powerful than morphine and 50 times more potent than heroin. Fentanyl is usually prescribed to cancer patients and those with terminal, painful conditions. The drug [...]

2019-04-08T01:47:37+00:00 April 8th, 2019|Controlled Substances, Drug Addiction, Prescription Drugs|

Daily Use of Marijuana Can Cause Psychosis

Marijuana has been a hot button issue in the U.S. for several years. So far 10 states have decriminalized it for recreational use and a growing list of others have approved it for medical treatment. The popularity of marijuana seems to be increasing at a fast rate and its use [...]

2019-03-21T16:12:15+00:00 March 21st, 2019|Controlled Substances, News, Prescription Drugs|

Deadly Combinations: How Benzos are Overlooked in the Opioid Crisis

Benzodiazepines are a class of sedatives used to treat anxiety and/or insomnia. The most popular benzo on the market is Xanax, which has over 50 million prescriptions written each year in the U.S. Many Americans see benzos as socially acceptable and as a helpful way to treat anxiety. An overlooked [...]

2019-01-29T03:39:48+00:00 January 29th, 2019|Addiction, Controlled Substances, Drug Addiction, Prescription Drugs|

Can Ketamine Cure Depression?

Recently, alternative methods for treating depression have emerged. There have been several alternative methods to treating depression that have strayed from the traditional thinking about depression medication. The most controversial of these new methods is the use of ketamine to alleviate depression symptoms. Some view ketamine as strictly a “party [...]

2019-01-12T15:32:17+00:00 January 12th, 2019|Controlled Substances, News, Prescription Drugs|

Current State of the Opioid Crisis

The opioid crisis in America has been raging for decades. Recent government regulations seek to eradicate this crisis from the country, but the problem is complex and its effects are far reaching. Many chronic pain patients rely on opioids to help them function and lead a normal life, but new [...]

2018-12-15T16:36:54+00:00 December 15th, 2018|Drug Addiction, News, Prescription Drugs|

Avoiding Illegal Online Pharmacies

A Growing Epidemic The recent rise in the availability of prescription drugs through the internet should raise concerns to the public and health care professionals. Studies have found that for every 10% increase in high speed internet in the U.S. the abuse of prescription drug outlets has risen by 1%. [...]

Prescription Drugs : The Dangers of Vicodin

Also known by its generic name, hydrocodone, Vicodin is a widely-prescribed drug used for analgesic purposes. Although it is effective for relieving moderate to severe pain, Vicodin is a narcotic drug that is highly addictive. Short-Term Effects Vicodin is in the opiate family of drugs and is prescribed by medical [...]

2018-08-20T16:16:47+00:00 August 20th, 2018|Prescription Drugs|

Fake Prescription Drugs: Real Dangers

There’s an epidemic of fake prescription drugs sweeping the US, and it’s killing people. Americans are now more likely to die of an opioid overdose than in a car wreck or of a gunshot wound. Drug agencies are saying that fentanyl is the biggest reason for this sudden new trend. [...]

2018-07-02T17:24:09+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|Drug Addiction, Prescription Drugs|

Psychiatry and Prescription Drugs: The Need for Reform

The modern ability to treat many ailments is amazing. Medications for psychiatric disorders, such as ADHD, anxiety, and depression, have granted people more manageable, comfortable lives.  In short, these drugs specifically work to regulate chemical imbalances in the brain. When used appropriately, otherwise debilitating disorders can be controlled.  Despite this, [...]

2018-06-20T12:48:54+00:00 June 19th, 2018|Prescription Drugs|