A pharmacist grabbing a paxil prescription for a patient

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


A man researching adderall

Understanding an Addiction to Adderall

Posted on July 29, 2020 in Drug

  Can you become addicted to Adderall? Despite proven success in certain diagnoses, this drug is abused with unsettling regularity by individuals from all walks of life.   What is Adderall? Adderall is a central nervous system stimulant that targets areas in the brain that regulate hyperactivity and impulse control. Its chemical makeup is a


A clock representing the time marijuana stays in your system

How Marijuana Stays in Your System

Posted on July 24, 2020 in Drug

  With marijuana now decriminalized or fully legalized in the majority of US states, many users may be wondering how this substance can affect them, especially when they’re sober.   The truth is, despite the relaxing criminal consequences for marijuana users, cannabis can still impact your health, as well as your personal and professional life.


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Can I Join An Opioid Class Action Lawsuit?

Posted on July 13, 2020 in Drug

  Are you or a loved one addicted to opioids?   Perhaps you’ve lost a family member to opioid overdose?   If so, you could consider joining one of thousands of opioid class action lawsuits to seek redress for the damages opioids wreaked on your life.   Today, we’ll be outlining what to do if


A woman sitting and looking up what Isotonitazene is on the computer

Is Isotonitazene The New Fentanyl?

Posted on July 5, 2020 in Drug

  We already know about the devastating effects of opioids like fentanyl, but now there may be a dangerous new drug flooding our streets.   What Is Isotonitazene? Isotonitazene is an opioid with similar effects to fentanyl, although it differs on a chemical level. Isotonitazene is structurally similar to the drug etonitazene, a nationally and


A box of naloxone

Why Everyone Should Carry Naloxone 

Posted on June 9, 2020 in Drug

  According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), overall deaths from drug overdose fell in the US between 2017 and 2018, possibly due to the increased availability of the antidote medication, Naloxone.   There’s been a significant reduction in overdose deaths from prescription opioids. In Kentucky, for example, 27.9 per 100,000 died


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Drug Treatment In Louisville KY: What To Look For

Posted on March 27, 2020 in Drug

  To improve access to drug treatment, Louisville KY legislators have been making concerted efforts to provide quality drug treatment to all residents in need.   The legislation is a response to the growing drug addiction crisis in Kentucky. In 2019, Kentucky had the 5th highest rate of death by heroin overdose in the US


A stethoscope used to check individuals who are sick

Signs Of Heroin Use

Posted on March 14, 2020 in Drug

  Being able to spot symptoms of this highly addictive drug can help get users into treatment faster. As a kid growing up in the 60s, I’d watch TV news reports of rock stars dying of heroin overdoses — Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Janis Joplin to name a few. Heroin, and signs of heroin


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Teen Drug Abuse In Indiana

Posted on March 13, 2020 in Drug

  In October 2019, Indiana University received a grant of $4.8 million from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to help tackle Indiana’s current crisis in substance abuse. Teen drug abuse and alcohol is widespread across the state.   1 in 10 young people aged between 18 and 25 take prescription pain medication recreationally 1


A doctor holding a stethoscope. This doctor can help individuals suffering with opiate addiction.

Indiana’s Battle with Opiate Addiction

Posted on February 28, 2020 in Drug

  The opiate addiction epidemic in Indiana has risen sharply in recent years. Increased opiate abuse not only ruins the addict’s life, but it can also devastate whole families. Indiana’s government has been implementing innovative strategies to tackle this crisis head-on.   What Are Opiates? Opiates once referred exclusively to drugs derived from the opium