The Difference Between Being Drunk and Being High on Opiates

On This Page: Signs of Being Drunk or High Alcohol Intoxication and Opiate High Risks Alcohol and Opiate Abuse Help 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 […]

Can Opiates Affect My Memory?

On This Page: Effects on Memory Long-Term Use Effects Side Effects Finding Help Opiate addiction affects users differently, but one of the most troubling problems is the way it damages memory, especially short-term memory. You may struggle to process information if you abuse opiates, but you can recover if you seek professional help to get […]

How Percocet Affects Your Eating Habits and Appetite

On This Page: Opioid Dangers and Side Effects Acetaminophen Dangers and Side Effects Percocet Addiction Help When you begin taking a new drug, it is important to be aware of the potential side effects. Unfortunately, many medications can cause side effects. Percocet, a narcotic painkiller, is no different and can cause a particularly daunting list […]

What Are Street Names for Benzodiazepines?

On This Page: The Basics Benzo Street Names Getting Help Sometimes street names of drugs sound so benign that you wouldn’t have any reason to believe that a person is talking about a drug. Names for benzos — or benzodiazepines — are the same way. Street names are used for a variety of reasons, mostly […]

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 […]