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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


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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


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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


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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


Actor Brian Tarantina Passes Away From 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