Growing Up in the Opioid Epidemic

By Patti Richards Sitting around the kitchen table waiting for their breakfast, the children get worried and call her name. When she doesn’t answer, they begin searching the house, and there she is, face down on the floor of her bedroom. The oldest takes the phone beside her and calls 911. Now they wait, sitting […]

The History of Xanax

Xanax, otherwise known as alprazolam, is an antidepressant and anti-anxiety medication developed by Upjohn Laboratories of Kalamazoo, Michigan in the late 1960s. It was originally created to be a superior sleep aid with muscle relaxant qualities and with ongoing research, representatives of Upjohn realized its effectiveness on anxiety, panic and mood disorders. During that time, […]

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 Does Euphoric Recall Contribute to Relapse?

Addiction is both a physical and psychological disease. While many people mistakenly believe that addiction is primarily a physical attachment to a substance of abuse, the reality is that people become addicted through both physical and psychological channels that are intrinsically related. With both physical and psychological pathways at work, addiction becomes a powerful disease […]

Can Alprazolam Cause Sleep Terrors?

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. They work by slowing the production of certain messages in the brain and central nervous system. […]