There are a lot of rumors and myths about drugs and addiction, especially when it comes to trying to get off of drugs. For those who don’t understand addiction, it is easier to fall for these misconceptions. However, when it... Learn MoreLooking at How Xanax Hits the Brain and Hurts the Body
By now, most people are familiar with the prescription drug Xanax to some extent or another. It has been one of the most popular anti-anxiety medications for many years now, and it has also garnered some infamy throughout our current... Learn MoreThe Different Drug Categories and What Drugs Qualify
When we are in a crucial time of combating substance use disorder and drug addiction in America, it could be useful to remind everyone of the key differences in different drug categories and which common drugs can qualify for these... Learn MoreBig Pharma Hiding Anti-Depressants Relation to Suicide Epidemic?
[caption id="attachment_19125" align="aligncenter" width="380"] (This content is being used for illustrative purposes only; any person depicted in the content is a model)[/caption] Author: Justin Mckibben While the nation seems to have recognized the looming threat of an opiate epidemic that... Learn MoreBernie Sanders Proposes Bill to End Federal Ban on Marijuana
Author: Shernide Delva Marijuana reform continues to be a major topic in the presidential campaign and this week, Bernie Sanders went farther than any presidential candidate in supporting marijuana and the fight to end the War on Drugs. Bernie Sanders... Learn MoreU.S. Heroin Epidemic Now Rampant Among Baby Boomers
By Cheryl Steinberg The thing about drug addiction is that it affects all people, across gender, socio-economic, age, and ethnic lines. And that’s becoming more and more apparent as a heroin scourge spreads the nation. First, we wrote about how... Learn MoreYour Brain on Drugs: Benzos
By Cheryl Steinberg Benzodiazepines, or more commonly “benzos” are part of a class of drugs known as anxiolytics (also antipanic or antianxiety agent), which are medications that inhibit or ease anxiety. You know them as Valium, Xanax, Librium, Ativan, and... Learn MoreThe Three Deadliest Drugs Just So Happen to Be Legal
By Cheryl Steinberg In case you didn’t know, the legalization of certain drugs and the prohibition of others rarely has to do with actual science. So, for example alcohol, tobacco, and prescription drugs are all legal. They are also the... Learn MoreLong Term Effects of Benzo Abuse
There are significant risks associated with the long-term effects of Benzo abuse. Benzo (Benzodiazepine) abuse can create serious health issues including drug dependence, as well as the possibility of adverse effects on cognitive function, physical health, and mental health. There are... Learn MoreHow Long Does it Take to Detox from Benzodiazepines?
What are Benzodiazepines? Benzodiazepines are a class of prescription drugs that are mainly prescribed for the treatment of anxiety and panic disorder. Examples of benzodiazepines include Valium, Xanax, and Ativan. These are powerful drugs that are also highly addictive. And,... Learn MoreWhat Your Drug of Choice Says About You, Part One
[caption id="attachment_8830" align="aligncenter" width="400"] image credit: wifflegif.com[/caption] If you’re ‘one of us’ – a recovering alcoholic/addict – then you know this fun little game: Guess the DOC. Often times, there are ‘tells’ – traits, characteristics, or signs that can be... Learn MoreDeadly Drug Combos: Xanax and Methadone
Methadone and Xanax are often combined by people on methadone maintenance programs. The combination increases the "high" of both drugs and many users compare it to the "high" that is experienced when using heroin. Methadone is a very strong painkiller. It is also... Learn More