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When heroin and alcohol are taken together, the effect they produce is synergistic, meaning the effect of the combined drugs is more powerful than the effect of each one combined. Both of these drugs are depressants and have the same overall effects on the body. They...read more
Klonopin, also known by the names clonazepam and K-pin, is often prescribed to reduce anxiety from panic attacks and control or prevent seizures. Although it is very useful as an anti-anxiety and anti-convulsant medication, it is also a drug that individuals can form...read more
Holistic therapy is often used along with traditional evidence-based therapies to treat substance addiction. Yet many people are not really sure what holistic therapies are or how they are used in the treatment process. What Do the Words Holistic and Holism Mean? The...read more
When a person consumes too much of a drug and/or alcohol, the body becomes overwhelmed by the toxic substance. The person may not be mentally aware of their surroundings or what is happening to them. An overdose is a medical emergency requiring immediate treatment....read more
As the drug epidemic continues to spread across the nation, there are several regions of the country that have seen a steep increase in the abuse of heroin. From large cities to small rural towns, heroin is ravaging communities of all sizes. The Heroin Capital of the...read more
Xanax, known by the medical generic name of alprazolam, is one of the most highly prescribed drugs in the United States. According to an article in PsychCentral, it is the number one psychiatric medication prescribed in the U.S. with doctors writing almost 50 million...read more
If a pregnant woman is using heroin, the drug doesn’t just affect her. It also affects her unborn child. This makes it crucial for expectant mothers to seek addiction treatment. When an expectant mother uses heroin, the drug enters her bloodstream. It rapidly passes...read more
According to the United States Census Bureau, in 2015 there were approximately 6.6 million members of the Native American community—which is made up of American Indians and Alaskan Natives (AI/AN). This is just slightly less than 2% of the country’s population and...read more
Benzodiazepines, commonly referred to as benzos, are often prescribed by physicians to help relieve insomnia, anxiety disorders, and seizures. This type of medication is also used to promote muscle relaxation and as an aid to alcohol withdrawal. When benzos are...read more
Close your eyes and think of an alcoholic drink. What did you picture? A bottle filled with an alcoholic beverage? A glass holding a mixed drink? A container full of clear or colored liquid? This perception isn't wrong, but powdered alcohol should also be on your...read more