Can Alprazolam Cause Sleep Terrors?

On This Page: Alprazolam’s Side Effects What Are Sleep Terrors? What Causes Sleep Terrors? Getting Help Alprazolam (also known by its brand name Xanax) is a drug in a group of drugs called benzodiazepines. Alprazolam and other benzos are prescribed to treat anxiety disorders such as panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chronic Back Pain and Clonazepam Addiction

Managing chronic pain takes time, effort and professional support. It may take finding the right balance of pain medications and natural pain management solutions. It may involve addressing any anxiety or depression associated with the pain. It certainly takes being aware of addiction risks and treating any co-occurring substance use disorders. What Is Clonazepam? Clonazepam […]

Benefits and Risks of Using Clonazepam

On This Page: What Does Clonazepam Do? Benefits of Clonazepam Risks of Clonazepam Use Finding Help Drug use may carry a negative impression because of the possible dangers, risks, and consequences associated with substance abuse. But most drugs provide some benefit, without adverse effects when used only as prescribed by a physician. But when you […]