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How to Avoid Becoming Addicted to Prescription Drugs?

Avoid Becoming Addicted to Your Prescriptions

Prescription drugs can be lifesavers, offering pain management, relief from chronic illnesses, and improved mental health. However, their very effectiveness can lead to a dangerous trap: prescription drug addiction. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, millions of Americans struggle with addiction to prescription pain relievers, stimulants, and anti-anxiety medications. This blog is for […]

Common Signs of Oxycodone Addiction

Oxycodone is a type of opioid, prescribed most often for cases of moderate to severe pain. Its route of addressing pain tends to induce feelings of pleasure, relaxation, and stress relief. While it’s undeniably an effective painkiller, oxycodone has a high potential for addiction, even when taken correctly. Whether you’re assessing yourself or the symptoms […]

Am I Addicted to Prescription Drugs?

“Am I addicted to prescription drugs?” It’s a question that many people face. Prescription drug addiction treatment occurs when an individual uses prescription drugs in a manner other than prescribed by their doctor. Prescription drug abuse is dangerous, primarily because it can lead to opioid addiction. With addiction comes an increased risk of overdose and death. […]

Substance Abuse in Older Adults

With age, illicit drug abuse tends to decrease. This is the case for several reasons—the distribution and sale of illegal substances has a demographic, that being those in their late teens to mid-twenties. Socially speaking, the culture of being young and independent plays heavily into substance abuse, being a prominent fixture of college partying or […]

Mixing Alcohol and Prescription Drugs

Millions of Americans take some type of prescription drug to treat a medical condition or prevent illness. However, some prescription drugs carry a potential for abuse and addiction. It is dangerous to take prescription drugs if a doctor has not prescribed them for you, or in ways other than they were originally prescribed. Prescription drugs […]

5 Signs of Painkiller Abuse

Since 1995, when the FDA approved Oxycontin (oxycodone) for medical use to treat chronic or acute pain, the abuse of prescription painkillers has risen steadily. Many believe the current opioid epidemic can be traced, at least in part, to the legitimizing of a powerful synthetic opioid by physicians, researchers, and pharmaceutical companies, without acknowledging its […]

Does Fake Xanax Contain Fentanyl?

Whenever a person takes a drug produced outside of FDA regulations, there is no way to be sure of its contents. Fentanyl is one of the most powerfully addictive drugs—even a small amount of it can be fatal. There have been reports of Xanax, a prescription medication, being sold illicitly with fentanyl in it. This […]

Common Side Effects of Hydrocodone

If you have had a tooth pulled, minor same-day surgery, or a broken bone, chances are you’ve been prescribed hydrocodone for your mild to severe pain. Though it is 30% less potent than oxycodone (Oxycontin), hydrocodone is still a potentially addictive, powerful narcotic. Opioid addiction treatment is often needed for hydrocodone abuse and dependency. If […]

Dangers of Mixing Alcohol and Prescription Drugs

Drinking can be fun in moderation and as a social activity. However, for some people, drinking alcohol can be dangerous. Many people take prescription medicine of some kind, and quite a few prescription drugs do not mix well with alcohol. Sometimes, people intentionally mix prescription drugs with alcohol to enhance their level of intoxication. This […]

Dangers of Fentanyl

Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid that is much stronger even than morphine, a natural painkiller. The potency and effects of fentanyl make it highly addictive with a high risk of overdose. Understanding the dangers of fentanyl can help you in avoiding addiction if possible and in getting fentanyl addiction treatment if needed. At Greater […]