4 Myths about Prescription Pill Abuse You Need to Know

How many times have you heard similar questions from your son or daughter (even if they don’t exactly articulate it out loud)? You’re not alone; prescription pill abuse has become a public health crisis in Georgia, and across the United States. Over 130 Americans die every day of an opioid overdose, and in 2017, there […]

Four Steps to Take after Recovering from a Prescription Drug Overdose

An overdose can be a sign that it is time to evaluate your drug use and begin to take action. An overdose is not something to hide or bury under continued substance use. Your life may depend on connecting with other people who want to support your wellness. If you have overdosed on a prescription […]

Legal Consequences of Drug Abuse

If you use drugs, distribute drugs or associate with others who do these things, you may find yourself facing serious legal trouble. Ending substance use disorder means ending potential consequences like fines, jail time, lost licenses and lost child custody.   Drug Use and Your Criminal Record If you are convicted of a drug-related crime, […]

Can Percocet Interact with My Antidepressant?

Percocet is a powerful painkiller made with acetaminophen and oxycodone. Most people know acetaminophen by the brand name Tylenol, while oxycodone is a semi-synthetic opioid made from a derivation of opium. Considered stronger and more addictive than hydrocodone-based painkillers, Percocet is usually reserved for more severe instances of pain. Some people who use Percocet for […]

How to Help When Your Child Is Addicted To Drugs

Probably no situation makes a parent feel more helpless than watching their child slowly destroy themself. The problem of drug addiction among teenagers and even younger children has been a major concern for over half a century, and despite repeated attempts to educate children on the dangers of drugs, close to half of U.S. youth […]