A woman thinking and wondering if trazodone is addictive

Is Trazadone Addictive?

Posted on October 16, 2020 in Drug

  Trazodone is an antidepressant, in the category of SSRIs – in other words, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. This class of medications targets the body’s neurotransmitters, which are essentially the chemicals in your brain that help you feel good. These neurotransmitters carry messages between your brain cells, communicating feelings of wellbeing, a healthy appetite, and


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Indiana’s Most Commonly Abused Drugs

Posted on October 11, 2020 in Drug

  Here are some statistics about drug abuse and addiction in Indiana. The data comes from a 2016 study at Purdue University, prepared for the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA).   #1: Alcohol Alcohol is the most commonly abused drug, not only in Indiana, but also across the United States. This prevalence is


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Most Commonly Abused Drugs In Oklahoma

Posted on October 5, 2020 in Drug

  The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) conducts the National Survey of Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) each year.   The most recent statistics specific to the use of drugs in Oklahoma come from the NSDUH conducted in 2012. In that year, Oklahoman respondents of the survey reported their primary drug of


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The Rise Of Synthetic Drugs In Oklahoma

Posted on September 29, 2020 in Drug

  Oklahoma has seen a regrettable surge in synthetic drugs recently. In 2018, 308 people died as a result of a drug overdose in Oklahoma. 41% of those deaths were caused by opioids. While the number of overdose deaths from opioid painkillers fell from 251 to 172 between 2017 and 2018, deaths from heroin and


Most Commonly Abused Drugs In Kentucky

Posted on September 24, 2020 in Drug

  Sadly, Kentucky has one of the highest overdose death rates in the country.   In 2018, 989 people died from a drug overdose, one of the fifth highest rates of all states. However, this was a huge reduction in comparison to 2017 which saw 1,160 people die from a drug overdose.   Thankfully, the


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Why Heroin Is Making A Comeback In Oklahoma

Posted on September 21, 2020 in Drug

  Sadly, the coronavirus pandemic is damaging the progress made on reducing the number of opioid overdose deaths, specifically heroin in Oklahoma. A federal study found that deaths by opioid overdoses surged by 11% in the US during the first four months of 2020. In 2018, there were a total of 308 overdose deaths in


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Why The Benadryl Challenge On Tik Tok Is Problematic

Posted on September 16, 2020 in Drug

  The Benadryl challenge is a social media challenge that involves taking Benadryl with the aim of hallucinating. Unfortunately, the amount needed to hallucinate means taking dangerously high doses. Perhaps unsurprisingly,  the Benadryl challenge has led to several deaths, including a girl aged 15 in Oklahoma. The Benadryl Challenge is incredibly dangerous. As Benadryl is


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Am I Addicted To Adderall?

Posted on September 6, 2020 in Drug

  Adderall is a prescription drug used by doctors for the treatment of attention hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. As of 2016, around 16 million adults in the United States were using prescription stimulants like Adderall. Adderall is classified as a central nervous stimulant containing amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. These ingredients can help control the nerves


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Understanding Prozac Addiction

Posted on August 20, 2020 in Drug

  If you or a loved one has ever struggled with mental health, you are likely already familiar with antidepressants, and perhaps Prozac has crossed your radar at least once.   While Prozac is highly beneficial for many people, you risk experiencing withdrawal symptoms if you stop taking it without tapering your dose.   What


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Treatment or Trouble: Is Paxil Addictive?

Posted on August 10, 2020 in Drug

  If you’ve ever suffered from debilitating low mood or intense anxiety that makes your brain run like a steam engine, you may already be familiar with antidepressants.   Paxil is just one entry in a laundry list of medications developed to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorders.   What Is Paxil? Paxil is a