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Addiction Recovery and Nicotine Addiction: What Are the Risks?

It’s not uncommon to see a small band of people smoking outside 12-Step meetings, treatment centers, and other locations designated for treatment purposes. In fact, it’s less common for people…

What are the Long-Term Effects of Gabapentin?

For many people, gabapentin is a simple anti-seizure drug they take to help them with their epilepsy and neuropathic pain. For a number of other people, gabapentin becomes a psychological…

What are the Long-Term Effects of Opioid Use?

Many people find themselves taking opioids for the painkilling effects, but the line between legitimate medical applications, and recreational and addictive use, can be very thin. For people who take…

Long-Term Effects of Ketamine

Ketamine has been making news for its potential application in the treatment of depression and other mental health conditions, but healthcare experts warn that the drug has long-term effects that…

Long-Term Effects of LSD

LSD is the shortened name for the molecule D-lysergic acid diethylamde, a synthetic hallucinogen associated with counterculture movements in the 1960s. The substance was first synthesized from ergot, a fungus that…

Drug Combinations That Can Result In Adverse Reactions

Many adults in the US consume alcohol for social reasons or to relax. Thousands of American adults also smoke tobacco. Numerous people receive prescriptions for medicines to treat pain, psychiatric…

What Are the Long-term Dangers of Heroin Use?

Heroin is a remarkably powerful drug, capable of overpowering the brain with transforming chemical signals on the very first hit. As a result, this is a drug that can —…

How Prolonged Drug Use Does Harm To The Body

Long-term substance abuse and addiction have serious health consequences, as they change the brain, damage organs, and increase the risk of catching an infectious disease. Addiction to drugs is referred to…

The Potential for Acquiring an Infectious Diseases Due to Drug Use

People who suffer addiction to drugs experience an increased risk of contracting an infectious disease for several reasons. There are many associated health risks with drug use, including increased risk of overdose…

Myths of Drug Abuse: Fact and Fiction

Substance abuse is a frequently misunderstood topic, subject to evolving and inaccurate understandings of psychology, science, socioeconomics, and human nature. The myths of drug abuse are numerous, and each one…

What Are the Long-Term Effects Adderall of Use?

Adderall is a medication often used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is usually used in conjunction with therapy and other treatments. In some cases, Adderall is used…