The Adderall High: Abuse, Addiction and Recovery

When most people hear the word “amphetamine,” they usually think of crystal meth or other commonly abused drugs. At least I used to. Now, I associate it with a legal stimulant I used to take called Adderall. You may have heard of it. It is common among students looking to amp up their academic performance. […]

Is Klonopin More Dangerous Than Cocaine?

When it comes to prescription drug addictions, we hear a lot about opioids like Hydrocodone, Oxy, and Fentanyl. After all, there’s an epidemic sweeping the country. These drugs were responsible for more than 30,000 overdose deaths in 2016 alone. It’s no wonder they make headlines. We also hear horror stories about Xanax and Valium. However, there […]

The Flexeril High: Abuse, Addiction and Recovery

The DEA found that nearly 25 million prescriptions were given out for cyclobenzaprine, the active ingredient in Flexeril. As a muscle relaxant, it is often used for back pain. Flexeril is believed to be much less addictive than other pain killers. The technical name of the active compound in Flexeril is cyclobenzaprine which can be […]

A new and deadly opioid

In the fight to save people from addiction, we try to prevent drug abuse among adolescents, build rehab centers to bring people back to life, and do our best to get illegal, harmful and deadly substances off the market. Taking these illegal substances off the market can become an international whack-a-mole game. Why? Because new […]

Are Doctors Still Prescribing Too Much Opioids?

The United States is in an addiction epidemic. There are several contributing factors, but one reason is the increase in the prescription of pain relievers by doctors in the early 2000s. Although some of these prescribing trends have declined in the 2010s, recent information shows that some practitioners are still prescribing opioids when not needed. […]

Xylazine – Makes the opioid epidemic even more deadly

Photo from gevende / iStockPhoto.com There’s a new drug on the scene that, despite efforts by the DEA and other law enforcement agencies to prevent people from using it, continues to appear in reports of opioid overdoses. Xylazine overdose deaths are reported across the United States, particularly Michigan, Ohio, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Maryland. Xylazine is […]

Alternative pain reliever or dangerous addictive drug?

There is a false narrative about kratom suggesting that it is a legitimate alternative to opioid pain relievers which are addictive. In practice, however, most people who consume kratom use it with other opioid medications. Kratom is addicting, although it’s still perfectly legal at the federal level and in most states. Kratom defines “Kratom” refers […]

Opiate addiction and loss of vision

Every month new data seems to be surfacing on the harmful effects of the American opioid addiction epidemic. This crisis, aptly referred to as a national public health emergency, continues to grow in harm and danger, not only for addicts, but also for the family members, loved ones, friends, neighbors, and co-workers of addicts. A […]