Support Groups for Xanax Addiction

Xanax is a prescription drug most commonly used to treat anxiety disorders and depression.  It can be highly addictive. Often, addiction to the drug is completely unintentional. The addict often is unaware that they are becoming addicted to the drug. Xanax Withdrawal Symptoms Once the user decides to face his addiction, the first step of […]

Four Steps to Take after Recovering from an Overdose

An overdose can be a sign to evaluate your drug use and begin to take action. An overdose is not something to hide or bury under continued drug use. If you have experienced an lorazepam overdose, you are not alone. The Centers for Disease Control shares, “In 2013, of the 43,982 drug overdose deaths in […]

What Is MDPV (Methylenedioxypyrovalerone)?

MDPV (Methylenedioxypyrovalerone) is a psychoactive stimulant narcotic that acts as a norepinephrine-dopamine reuptake inhibitor (NDRI). MDPV is the active ingredient in “bath salts,” a designer drug that is knowingly labeled as ‘not for human consumption’ so that the drug is legally available on the market. MDPV (Methylenedioxypyrovalerone) goes by many other names, like magic, maddie, […]

Is It Really Dangerous to Mix Uppers and Downers?

Uppers and downers are slang terms that refer to how a particular substance affects the central nervous system (CNS). The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) refers to uppers and downers as stimulants and depressants respectively, and DEA fact sheets list the most common, which include the following: Uppers include amphetamines, methamphetamine, cocaine and khat. Pharmaceutical examples […]

The Difference Between Being Drunk and Being High on Opiates

Opiates are prescription narcotics and illicit drugs made from the opium poppy plant. Opiates include heroin and painkillers like morphine, hydrocodone, fentanyl and oxycodone. Intravenous opiate use, such as heroin injection, produces a powerful euphoric rush, but prescription narcotics can give users a strong high even when used to treat pain. Alcohol, like opiates, increases […]