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Polypharmacy Risks

Side Effects Of Taking Multiple Medications

In 2017, the US Department of Health and Human Services declared a public health emergency. The opioid epidemic in America was recognized as a serious health and social problem and, despite some progress, it’s a problem that persists today.…
How High Do You Get With Vicodin

Does Vicodin Get You High?

Vicodin is the brand name of the drug hydrocodone, a potent opioid painkiller that is usually prescribed to treat moderate or severe pain. Made from a combination of hydrocodone and acetaminophen, which is a non-narcotic, over-the-counter pain…
Lethal Drug Interactions And Combinations
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Deadly Drug Interactions

Drugs don’t just impact your physical body and health; they can also affect your mental state, finances, relationships, social life, and even your criminal record. The effects of drugs often vary for each individual and reactions may depend…
Parents Addicted To Prescriptions
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Parent Addicted to Prescription Drugs

Addiction can have a profound impact on a family. In addition to health-related concerns, substance abuse can impose financial stresses and cause resentment among family members – particularly children who have a parent addicted to prescription…
Antidepressant Abuse And Addiction
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Signs of Abusing Antidepressants

In the last year, mental health was a major concern for most American’s. In fact, during the global pandemic, incidence of mental disorders increased 50%, according to a Gallup poll. Alcohol and other substance abuse also surged, with young…
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Fentanyl Overdose Symptoms

It’s hard to scroll through your newsfeed and not see a few articles about the fentanyl epidemic. The once-obscure drug has invaded the United States and the heroin supply. The highly potent opioid has been plucked from insignificance (except…
Adderall Abuse And Depression
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Adderall and Depression

Depression is one of the most debilitating mental health issues impacting millions of Americans every year. Having major depression can increase the risk of substance abuse, and even suicide. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among…
Most Lethal Drugs In America

Deadliest Drug in America

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that fentanyl is responsible for 29% of all fatal overdoses. This makes it the leading cause of drug overdose deaths in the U.S. or, in short, one of the deadliest drugs in America.  Throughout…
Medication Assisted Treatment For Alcohol
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What is Antabuse?

Considering that millions of Americans are afflicted with alcohol use disorder (AUD)–15 million in the U.S. alone–addiction specialists have zeroed in on medication assisted treatment options to help with initial recovery. As new medications…
what is methadone and use
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What is Methadone Used For?

Reaching a sobriety and maintaining a sober lifestyle is no easy task and may require more intensive treatments than therapy and full or partial hospitalization. Millions of American’s are afflicted with the disease of addiction. Since the…