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 […]

Xanax History

Xanax, otherwise known as alprazolam, is an antidepressant and anti-anxiety medication developed by Upjohn Laboratories of Kalamazoo, Michigan in the late ‘60s. It was originally created to be a superior sleep aid with muscle relaxant qualities, but when Dr. David Sheehan became involved, representatives of Upjohn realized its effectiveness on anxiety, panic and mood disorders. […]

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 […]

How Percocet Affects Your Eating Habits and Appetite

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, as with Percocet, a narcotic painkiller that can cause a particularly daunting list of problems. Using this drug can change eating habits and appetite, which may be alarming to some […]