Dangers of Methylone Abuse

Methylone is a synthetic designer drug that works on the brain similarly to MDMA or ecstasy, as it is nearly identical, in a chemical sense. It is a stimulating synthetic cathinone that increases energy, alertness, and excitability. Because of the energetic high methylone can trigger, it is frequently included, among other chemicals, in drugs often […]

Dangers of GHB and GBL Drug

GHB and GBL are two closely related substances, and commonly used recreationally in club and party environments to achieve a euphoric effect. GHB is also sometimes used as a “date rape” drug because of its profoundly sedating effects. What Is GHB? GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyrate) is a substance found naturally, but in small amounts, in human cells. […]

Advice for Staying Sober Over the Holidays

In a perfect world, the holidays should be a time of festivity and thankfulness. But for many, it’s a time wrought with triggers time and facing family dysfunction, stress, and pressure to meet particularly high expectations. These factors can make it challenging for anyone to remain sober over the season, but this may be far […]

Dangers of Freebase Cocaine

Freebase cocaine is a highly-addictive stimulant that people smoke for its intoxicating effects. Fewer people engage in freebasing than they used to, and, instead, turn to crack cocaine, which is a bit different in terms of how it is made and duration of effects. Producing freebase cocaine is a hazardous process that can lead to […]

What Is a Dry Alcoholic?

A dry alcoholic is a person who has stopped drinking but is still plagued by the emotional issues that contributed to the addiction in the first place. Moreover, these problems continue to hijack their psyche even though they are sober. In a nutshell, dry alcoholics are individuals who have overcome physical dependence on alcohol but […]

Mirtazapine Withdrawal

Mirtazapine (brand name Remeron), like most antidepressants, has a relatively low potential for abuse and addiction. Still, long-term use can result in dependence and unpleasant withdrawal symptoms when a user attempts to quit or rapidly cut back. Doctors usually advise patients to follow a tapering schedule to help reduce the intensity and duration of withdrawal […]

What Is Suboxone Half-Life?

Suboxone is a semi-synthetic opioid commonly used to treat chemical dependence on other, more powerful opioids, such as heroin. It was designed to be an alternative to methadone, which is also effective at treating opioid addiction but has a much higher potential for abuse and is, therefore, tightly regulated. Suboxone contains two active ingredients: buprenorphine […]

Should I Use Zoloft and Weed Together?

Clinical depression can be a severe psychological problem that compromises a person’s mental health and quality of life. Most doctors will prescribe antidepressant medication, such as Zoloft (sertraline), for the treatment of depression or anxiety. In light of many states legalizing marijuana, some doctors will also prescribe this drug for similar purposes. When either of […]

What Is Naloxone Used For?

Narcan (naloxone) is a nasal spray that serves an opioid antagonist and an anti-overdose solution. In the event of an overdose on opioids such as heroin or fentanyl, prompt administration of naloxone cancels the effects of the overdose by replacing opioids active on the receptors in the brain and prevents more opioids from binding. Naloxone […]

What Is Opiate Detox and Withdrawal?

Opiates, also sometimes referred to as opioids, painkillers, or narcotics, consist of a variety of substances. They include both prescription drugs such as morphine, hydrocodone, and oxycodone, as well as illicit street drugs like heroin. People who use these drugs repeatedly are at risk for developing dependence and addiction. For purposes of this article, the […]