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What Happens if You Use Drugs or Alcohol while Using Nicotine Patches?

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, use of tobacco is the number one cause of preventable diseases, disabilities, and death in the US. The good news is that…

Why Is It Dangerous to Mix Alcohol with High Levels of Caffeine?

As the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) explains, there is a new crop of energy drinks on the market, and they are called alcoholic energy drinks or…

Why is Mixing Fentanyl with Heroin So Dangerous?

The present-day illegal drug landscape does not mirror previous times. The US is seeing a surge in fake drugs, including fake fentanyl. In 1959, fentanyl was created in a laboratory. The history of…

What Happens When You Mix Cocaine with Heroin?

Cocaine and heroin are two of the most powerful and widely known illicit drugs around. These are often the drugs evoked during information or warning campaigns about illegal intoxicants due…

Are There Risks of Taking ADHD Stimulant Medications and Alcohol?

ADHD, short for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is a brain disorder characterized by ongoing inattention, impulsiveness, and hyperactive tendencies that typically start in young childhood and can extend to adulthood….

What Are the Risks of Mixing Meth and Alcohol?

Most public information campaigns and education about drug and alcohol use deal with the use of one substance at a time. However, it’s actually more common for people to engage…

The Dangers of Mixing Painkillers & Benzodiazepine Anxiety Medication

Despite the dangers, mixing drugs, including prescription medications, is a very common practice. Prescription drugs can interact with other substances in a number of unpleasant or dangerous ways that can…

What Concerns Are There for Mixing Prescription Opiates & Stimulants?

Abusing any drug comes with risks, no matter if they’re illicit substances, prescription medications, or legalized intoxicants like alcohol. What isn’t often addressed are the dangers associated with mixing substances…

The Dangers of Mixing Prescription Stimulants & Benzodiazepines

Benzodiazepines, also called benzos, are a class of drug used to treat anxiety and panic disorders, seizures, muscle spasms, insomnia, and other health conditions.  Some, like Valium, are used to calm…

What Can Happen if You Mix Ecstasy with Methamphetamines?

Ecstasy (also known as MDMA) and methamphetamine (also known as meth) are both illicit stimulant drugs that are common in the nightclub or “rave” scene. This has led to them…

What Can Happen if You Take Ecstasy with Other Club Drugs?

Club drugs are any intoxicants commonly taken in nightclubs or at dance parties, particularly raves, to enhance the experience of the party. Ecstasy is the most commonly used of these…

What Issues Are There from Combining Cough Medicine & Antihistamines?

Common over-the-counter medications like cough suppressants and antihistamines are generally though to be perfectly safe – and if taken as directed, they usually are. However, even common, seemingly simple drugs…

Cocaine and Alcohol Combination: Risks and Effects

Mixing drugs and alcohol is a very common practice that comes with serious risks. The majority of overdose deaths involve multiple intoxicants, and alcohol is the most commonly abused substance…

Mixing Drugs, Alcohol and Over The Counter Drugs

OTC medications, or over-the-counter medications, come in many varieties, nearly all of which can have harmful or dangerous interactions with other substances. Even some herbal remedies can cause negative side…

What Are the Issues of Taking Benzodiazepines and Alcohol?

Benzodiazepines, or benzos, are a class of medication used to treat anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia, muscle spasms, seizures, and other medical conditions. They first emerged on the market in the…

What Happens When You Mix Alcohol with Prescription Opiates?

Mixing drugs and alcohol is a very common practice. It’s also very dangerous. It’s often done to amplify the effects of the drug, or simply because both alcohol and other…

Dangers of Mixing Adderall with Other Drugs

Adderall is a medication that is frequently prescribed to people who struggle with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). According to WebMD, this medication is also sometimes used to treat narcolepsy and should…