Marijuana Symptoms

Marijuana Symptoms: Abuse and Addiction – Marijuana is the most commonly abused substance in the U.S. behind alcohol. It is a greenish mixture of the dried flowers of Cannabis sativa. Marijuana abuse, while problematic, does not generally have the potential to be as destructive as the abuse of many other substances, such as alcohol. That […]

How Long Does Methadone Stay in Your System?

How Long Does Methadone Stay in Your System? – Methadone has a half-life of between 8-59 hours, which is the time it takes for half the dose to be cleared from the system. It takes about five half-lives for a drug to leave the body entirely. Therefore, methadone can potentially stay in a person’s system […]

Dangers of Using Opioids and Potentiators

Dangers of Using Opioids and Potentiators – Opioids are drugs used for pain relief that include both prescription medications and illegal drugs. Examples of prescription opioids are oxycodone and hydrocodone, and examples of illegal opioids are heroin and illicit fentanyl. Potentiators are substances that are used to intensify the effects of opioids. For example, grapefruit […]

Alcohol and Breastfeeding

Alcohol and Breastfeeding: Is it Safe? – Drinking alcohol while breastfeeding is never advised. There is no “safe” level of alcohol in breast milk for a baby to consume. Studies have shown that infants who consume alcoholic milk may feed and sleep less often and exhibit poor motor coordination. Alcohol and Breastfeeding Facts When a […]

Klonopin Overdose

Klonopin Overdose – Klonopin (clonazepam) is an anti-anxiety medication used to treat panic disorder and some seizure disorders. Signs and Symptoms of Klonopin Overdose Signs and symptoms of a Klonopin overdose may include the following: A Klonopin overdose is rarely lethal, so if you or someone you know has overdosed on the drug, try to […]