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What are the Signs of an Opiate Addiction?

Opioids are drugs that all have their origins from the opium in the Asian poppy plant. Opioid drugs are also often referred to as narcotics or opiates. The original designation...

Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol Abuse

Despite the attention given to the opiate epidemic in the United States, abuse of alcohol is a far bigger issue. According to the data provided by the Substance Abuse and...

What are the Signs of Gabapentin Abuse?

In December 2016, the Ohio Board of Pharmacy noted that prescriptions for gabapentin (sold as Neurontin) had been prescribed more frequently than the 9 million prescriptions for oxycodone, one of...

Signs of Abuse for Methamphetamines

There are numerous versions of methamphetamine, from crystal meth to Ritalin. While they have legitimate medical uses, methamphetamines are also widely abused stimulants that can be very addictive. In prescription drug forms,...

What Are the Signs of Abuse for Ketamine?

Ketamine was developed as an anesthetic in 1962 with the intention of working rapidly to induce unconsciousness in people going into surgery. Although it is very effective for this purpose, it has...

Can Marijuana Be Abused?

One of the pervasive myths about marijuana is that it is a “safe” recreational drug. Proponents of marijuana, particularly for medical use, claim that it is less harmful than alcohol....

10 Signs You’re Not Getting Enough Sleep and What to Do About It

In recovery, self-care is a daily point of focus. Eating healthfully, getting to the doctor regularly, and generally taking care of yourself to stay healthy, both physically and mentally, play...

Nevada Man Resigns from Transportation Job after Drug Arrest

A Nevada transportation supervisor tendered his resignation at the end of last month after he was arrested on felony drug charges. After multiple past DUI arrests, the most recent of...

What Are the Physical and Psychological Signs of Ativan Abuse?

Ativan, a well-known brand name for lorazepam, is a medication used to treat anxiety, insomnia, active seizures, alcohol withdrawal, and nausea related to chemotherapy.  This drug belongs to a group...

Observing the Signs of a Klonopin Addiction

The tranquilizer Klonopin, known by the generic name clonazepam, is a medication used to treat panic disorder and certain types of seizure disorders.1 What Type of Drug Is Klonopin? Klonopin...

Recognize the Signs of Fentanyl Abuse

Fentanyl is a potent analgesic painkiller of the opioid variety. It works fast and in small amounts, being 50 times more potent than pure, pharmacy-grade heroin. It’s used as a...

Physical Signs of Crystal Meth Abuse 

Crystal methamphetamine, more commonly known as crystal meth, is a form of the drug d-methamphetamine, which is a man-made stimulant drug. Individuals make crystal meth using the drug ephedrine or pseudoephedrine,...

Recognizing Signs of Cocaine Use and Addiction

Cocaine is a powerfully addictive stimulant that is purified from coca leaves. The first known use of cocaine dates back to 3,000 BCE when the ancient Incas of the Andes reportedly chewed coca...

What Are the Signs of Heroin Use and Abuse?

Heroin abuse is on the rise in the United States, with usage increasing across all demographics across the country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that twice as many...

Can You Become Addicted to Adderall?

Adderall (or Adderall XR) is the brand name for a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine, both of which are drugs that are classified as central nervous system (CNS) stimulants. Adderall...

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