Dangers of GHB and GBL Drug

    GHB and GBL are two closely related substances. Their euphoric effect has made them popular in club and party environments. GHB is also sometimes used as a “date rape” drug because of its profoundly sedating effects. What Is GHB? GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyrate) exists naturally, but in small amounts, in human cells. It is a […]

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. Producing freebase cocaine is a hazardous process that can lead to fires and explosions. Cocaine exists in two forms on the street—powdered and base. Base cocaine includes freebase cocaine and crack. It is generally any form of the drug not made using […]

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 which treats chemical dependence on other, more powerful opioids, such as heroin. It was created 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 and naloxone. […]

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 […]

Relationship Addiction and Substance Abuse

A person who has a relationship addiction cannot function normally without being in a relationship and often feels incomplete. Moreover, the “addict” may stop taking care of themselves while in a relationship, and neglect any goals or purpose they might have had for their lives. Like any addiction, relationship addiction can lead to many adverse […]