A young man leading a support group meeting for individuals suffering from an addiction to Dexedrine.

What Is Dexedrine?

Posted on February 13, 2020 in Drug

A powerful central nervous system stimulant, Dexedrine is the brand name for dextroamphetamine. This drug is also sold using the brand names Dextrostat, Liquadd, ProCentra, and Zenzedi. Dexedrine is primarily used to treat ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). It’s also used to help mitigate narcolepsy. When people with ADHD take Dexedrine, the drug encourages calm


The Effects of Oxycodone and Alcohol

Posted on January 10, 2020 in Drug

When you think of running into problems with substance abuse, legal substances like oxycodone and alcohol are not the first things that typically spring to mind. Both of these socially acceptable substances can be ruinously damaging, though. Today, we’ll explore what you can expect if you abuse either oxycodone or alcohol so we’ll launch right


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Effects of Trazodone Overdose

Posted on December 30, 2019 in Drug

Whether trazodone is used to treat depression or prescribed off-label, many people who benefit from this medication have questions about trazodone overdose. Today, we’ll be looking at what happens if you take too much of this antidepressant from the SARI (serotonin antagonist and reuptake inhibitor) group. WHAT IS TRAZODONE? Trazodone is primarily used as an


Brian Tarantina of ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Died of Accidental Overdose

Posted on December 18, 2019 in Drug

Actor Brian Tarantina of “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” died of an accidental drug overdose, according to the New York City Medical Examiner’s office. Tarantina died in early November at the age of 60. His death was attributed to a combination of effects from fentanyl, heroin, diazepam, and cocaine. Tarantina was most well-known for his roles as


What Is Phenibut?

Posted on December 9, 2019 in Drug

Phenibut is a psychoactive medication developed during the 1960s in Russia. While this medication is approved in Russia to treat a range of disorders from insomnia and anxiety through to depression, phenibut has never been approved by the FDA. As such it remains unavailable in the US as a prescription drug. Why, then, does the


Side Effects Of Taking Trazodone For Sleep

Posted on November 26, 2019 in Drug

While primarily an antidepressant, more doctors are now prescribing trazodone for sleep issues. We’ll look today at whether or not trazodone is an effective agent for insomnia and other sleep disorders and, more importantly, whether it’s safe to use in this capacity. Before anything else, though, what is trazodone? What Is Trazodone Trazodone is an


What Is Kratom?

Posted on November 12, 2019 in Drug

As the opioid crisis continues to rage on, the United States Food and Drug Administration has issued a public health warning regarding products that contain kratom. Kratom is a tree native to Southeast Asia that contains leaves with compounds that have psychotropic, or mind-altering, effects. Kratom is currently not an illegal substance and is easy


Veteran’s Day: How Substance Abuse Affects Veterans

Posted on November 11, 2019 in Drug

For veterans, substance abuse is a common problem and one of the biggest challenges that they can face when they return home. For Veteran’s Day, let’s take a look at how certain problems like substance abuse disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder can affect a person and what veterans can do to overcome these issues. Substance


Oklahoma Approves Largest Commutation In U.S. History

Posted on November 4, 2019 in Drug

This week, the state of Oklahoma commenced the largest commutation of prison sentences in United States history. The move would help to put a dent in the Oklahoma’s distinction as the state with the highest incarceration rate in the country. On November 4, 2019, over 500 people serving low-level drug and nonviolent offenses walked free.


What Meth Withdrawal Looks Like

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Once the drug of choice for the rural poor, methamphetamine has quickly reached across the divide and does not discriminate. People of all races, genders, and socioeconomic backgrounds are choosing to use this drug. Meth is easily sourced and has high rates of use throughout the Midwestern United States despite the potentially damaging effects of