Ativan Overdose

Ativan Overdose – Ativan (lorazepam) is a short-acting benzodiazepine (benzo) that functions in the central nervous system (CNS) by increasing the availability of the neurotransmitter GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) in the brain. GABA works to reduce or depress activity in the CNS and induces a tranquilizing effect on the mind and body. An overdose of Ativan […]

Is It Safe to Combine Celexa and Alcohol?

Is It Safe to Combine Celexa and Alcohol? – Celexa (citalopram) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), a class of antidepressants that are among the most commonly prescribed for the treatment of depression. Combining Celexa and alcohol is never recommended, and can increase the severity of side effects associated with Celexa, reduce its effectiveness, […]

How Long Does Oxycodone Stay in Your System?

How Long Does Oxycodone Stay in Your System?  Oxycodone is detectable for: Urine test: 3-4 days Hair test: 90 days Blood test: 24 hours Saliva: 4 days The half-life of Oxycodone, which is the time required for half of the drug to be eliminated from the body, is between 3.5 to 5.5 hours. Despite only […]

Pill Addiction

Pill Addiction – Pill addiction can occur as a person becomes dependent on prescription medication. This condition can happen unexpectedly, over time, due to regular use, or it can occur as a result of misuse. Taking too much of the medication too often or using the medication illegally without a prescription is considered abuse. Continually using […]

Overcoming Addiction

Overcoming addiction may seem like an impossibility, but a countless number of people have been able to break the vicious circle of drug or alcohol abuse. It requires taking the first step, treatment, and long-term diligence, and those who are truly motivated can ultimately find happiness without the use of intoxicating substances. Understanding Drug Addiction […]

Risks of Using Steroids and Alcohol

Risks of Using Steroids and Alcohol – Steroids and alcohol can be a dangerous combination that can affect vital systems in the body, including the liver, kidneys, heart, immune system, gastrointestinal system, and can even result in mental health problems. Alcohol Use Statistics The use of alcohol is widespread among adults. The National Survey on […]

Alcohol and Depression

Alcohol and Depression: A Vicious Cycle – The abuse of alcohol and depression are closely correlated. Many people who experience depression, especially those who have not been properly diagnosed and treated, turn to alcohol in an attempt to feel better or numb the pain. In fact, at least 30%-40% of alcoholics also suffer from a […]

Muscle Relaxers and Alcohol

Muscle Relaxers and Alcohol – Muscle relaxers and alcohol can be a dangerous combination that can induce profound sedation, impaired cognition and motor function, dependence, and accidental death. A person who uses these two substances faces an increased risk of respiratory depression and overdose, fall and injuries, car accidents, and seizures. Both muscle relaxers and […]

Risks of Using Suboxone and Alcohol

Risks of Using Suboxone and Alcohol – Suboxone is a medication most commonly used for the treatment of opioid use disorders, especially those that involve heroin. Warning labels on opiate drugs such as Suboxone strongly advise patients who use these drugs not to do so in conjunction with alcohol. Even so, many in recovery from […]

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 […]