The Dangers of Using Norco and Alcohol

The Dangers of Using Norco and Alcohol – Both alcohol and prescription opioids such as Norco (hydrocodone) are frequently abused in the U.S. The risks of abusing either substance by themselves are significant, but when the substances are combined, these risks are increased even further. Alcohol Abuse According to a survey by the National Institute […]

Mental Effects of Alcohol

Mental Effects of Alcohol – Alcoholism is a potentially life-threatening disease that can wreak havoc on a person’s life, mind, and body. While all effects of alcoholism can be devastating, one of the most tragic things to watch is how alcoholism impacts a person’s mental functioning. The Mental Effects of Alcohol Abuse Alcohol Alters Brain […]

Most Common Types of Heroin

Most Common Types of Heroin – The most common types of heroin found in the U.S. are white powder, brown powder, and black tar. Heroin is an addictive semi-synthetic opiate street drug made from morphine. It comes in a variety of forms, colors, textures, and cuts. Drug trafficking cartels from several countries smuggle heroin into […]

Effects of Alcohol on Blood Pressure

Effects of Alcohol on Blood Pressure – Although alcohol consumption is enjoyable for many, even moderate use can increase certain health risks. Having more than three drinks in a single event will temporarily cause a person’s blood pressure to rise, but prolonged binge drinking or regular alcohol use can cause a chronic increase in blood […]

Health Risks of Combining Ritalin and Alcohol

Health Risks of Combining Ritalin and Alcohol – Like most potentially intoxicating substances, Ritalin and alcohol both have risks associated with their use. When Ritalin is used as directed by a physician, the chances of severe side effects are slim—the same can be said for moderate drinking. When these substances are combined, however, the chances […]