Acrylfentanyl: The Dangers of Use and Addiction

Acrylfentanyl: The Dangers of Use and Addiction – As the opioid crisis continues to threaten the lives of Americans, overdose rates continue to increase. This fact makes opioid addiction a national epidemic that is endangering the nation’s public health, as well as its social and economic well-being. Today, over 115 people die every day in […]

Long-Term Effects of Heroin

Long-Term Effects of Heroin – Heroin is a semi-synthetic opiate derived from morphine, an alkaloid found in the opium poppy. Heroin is commonly abused for it’s relaxing and euphoric effects. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), an estimated 23% of individuals who use heroin become dependent on it. It is the most […]

Cocaine vs. Meth: Effects of Abuse and Addiction

Cocaine vs. Meth: Effects of Abuse and Addiction – Cocaine and methamphetamine (meth) are both stimulants and impact the body by increasing alertness and talkativeness, as well as inducing intense feelings of happiness and euphoria. The myriad of harmful side effects that accompany the use of either drug is also comparable, and extended use can […]

Fentanyl Effects

Fentanyl Effects: Abuse, Withdrawal, and Overdose – Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid up to 100 times more powerful than morphine. Fentanyl was developed in 1960, intended for the treatment of severe pain. It works by obstructing pain receptors in the brain and increasing the production of the feel-good neurotransmitter dopamine, which makes it highly addictive. […]

Ativan Withdrawal Symptoms

Ativan Withdrawal Symptoms – Ativan (lorazepam) is a benzodiazepine commonly prescribed to treat anxiety and panic attacks. Ativan withdrawal can cause symptoms such as anxiety, nausea, irritability or agitation, headaches, insomnia, and cravings to use more Ativan. Those who are physiologically dependent on Ativan will experience withdrawal when they discontinue using the drug or markedly […]