Adderall and Alcohol Use: What are the Risks?

Adderall and Alcohol – Adderall (amphetamine and dextroamphetamine) is a prescription medication that is indicated for the treatment of ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). Because Adderall contains potent stimulants that are effective for medical purposes at prescribed doses but can be harmful when abused, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) classifies Adderall as a Schedule II […]

What Are Opiates and Why Are They So Addictive?

What Are Opiates and Why Are They So Addictive? – Opiates are substances derived from alkaloid compounds in the opium poppy plant. Opiates are generally classified as Schedule II drugs by the Drug Enforcement Administration, indicating that while the drugs are considered acceptable for some medical purposes, they also have a very high potential for […]

Can You Die From Alcohol Withdrawal?

Can You Die From Alcohol Withdrawal? – The effects of alcohol withdrawal range from mild to life-threatening. Symptoms may onset within a few hours of cessation of alcohol use and can persist for days or weeks. The worst outcome from alcohol detox is death. To ensure the safety of the client, detox should be monitored […]

Alcohol and Dementia: Is There a Link?

Alcohol and Dementia: Is There a Link? – Not only is alcohol consumption responsible for thousands of car accidents each year, but abuse also causes damage to internal organs, particularly the liver and kidneys. Alcohol use also increases the risk of several cancers, high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes. Links Between Alcohol and Dementia In […]

Short-Term Effects of Heroin

Short-Term Effects of Heroin – Heroin, a derivative of morphine, is a powerful illicit opioid drug that can destroy both physical and mental health and is also likely to cause a number of adverse legal and social consequences. Heroin is available on the black market in several different forms, ranging from white powder to a less […]