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 […]

Can My Brain Heal after Clonazepam Use?

Clonazepam is a commonly prescribed medication. When used as prescribed, it can help treat symptoms of the following: Anxiety Panic disorders Epilepsy Seizures Clonazepam works by affecting the brain and central nervous system. This means that when it is misused, it can also damage these parts of the body. Clonazepam can relax mind and muscles, […]

Cocaine Addiction

On This Page: Signs of Chronic Use Withdrawal Symptoms Detox Dangers Finding Treatment Cocaine use often starts at parties. It begins as a recreational habit that helps individuals drink longer, dance longer or feel more comfortable around other people. For others, cocaine use is a way to stay awake to get work done or be […]

Why Does Withdrawal from Opiates Make You Sick?

When people who are addicted to opiates stop using, they usually feel sick. This happens because the body is adjusting to life without drugs. Whether its naturally derived opiates – like illicit heroin and rarely prescribed morphine – or synthetic opiates – like hydrocodone (e.g., Vicodin), oxycodone (e.g., OxyContin and Percocet) – these powerful painkilling […]