cost of drug use

How Much Does it Cost to Maintain an Addiction?

Conversations about the national drug crisis usually address the toll on humanity—overdose deaths, crime, and the impact on society. But looking at it another way—in FINANCIAL terms—how much does it cost to maintain an addiction? The National Institute on Drug Abuse estimates that the abuse of and addiction to nicotine, alcohol, illicit drugs, and prescription medications has an…

meth in your system

Meth in Your System

Methamphetamine, also known as meth, crystal, or ice, is a Schedule II substance in the US and considered highly addictive. It’s known more widely as a stimulant and work by flooding the brain with dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin, which results in a sense of euphoria. Meth is metabolized slowly, which means a longer high and larger impact…

mixing drugs and antidepressants

4 Drugs that Don’t Mix with Antidepressants

Antidepressants like citalopram and sertraline can help people overcome depression. At the same time, they can have adverse reactions when mixed with other drugs. People who are prescribed medication for depression should be careful about which other substances they combine with their meds. There are many drugs that don’t mix with antidepressants. If you, or…