Sometimes people who have prescriptions misuse their medications, as well. Taking too much and running out of the prescription, being overly focused on when you can take the next one and feeling you can’t live without it might also be signs of a problem. Doctors may prescribe a benzodiazepine for the following legitimate medical conditions: Benzodiazepines act on the central nervous system, produce sedation and muscle … Continue reading Benzodiazepine Abuse: A Lethal Addiction that Always Takes you to Dark Places
Xanax® and Percocet® are both brand names of prescription drugs. Both can help treat certain medical conditions when used as directed by a doctor, but they have a POWERFUL potential to be misused and abused. They work in the brain in different ways: Xanax®, or alprazolam, is a prescription depressant that helps produce a calming effect. Many people experience anxiety disorders and have difficulty sleeping, and prescription … Continue reading Xanax & Percocet – Both Extremely Deadly Drugs
A profoundly sad story from abroad; however, it is certainly happening here in the US as well. ~NationalAddictionNews.com Kyle Remzi, a computer science student at Essex University, died aged 20 after an overdose in 2017 At least 204 deaths have been linked to the misuse of anxiety drug Xanax in the UK since 2015, figures seen by the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme reveal. Of these, … Continue reading ‘Xanax’ linked to more than 200 deaths
As public health officials tackle opioid addiction and overdoses, another class of prescription drugs has been contributing to a growing number of deaths across the United States. Benzodiazepines, such as Valium and Xanax, are commonly prescribed for anxiety and insomnia. The drugs are also highly addictive and can be fatal, especially when combined with alcohol or opioids. In the latest sign of the drug’s impact, the … Continue reading Overdose Deaths Tied to Antianxiety Drugs Like Xanax, Klonopin, Valium & Others Continue to Rise
A few ways to KNOW if you are truly addicted Answer YES to even one of these questions to know that you are addicted and in need of help with medically supervised detox. Do you have to have your bottle of ‘pills’ available at all times? Are you making sure you have an ample quantity of your ‘pills’ in your house- just in case? Are … Continue reading 🔊Important Questions to Ask Yourself if You’re Taking Opioids, Benzos, Hypnotics, Stimulants, and Other Addictive Medications?
Melissa Ellis, now 24, started using Xanax when she was in high school. Nationwide, treatment experts say they’re seeing a surge in Xanax use disorders among adolescents and young adults. BALTIMORE — Teen drug use during the summer often goes unnoticed. It’s when school starts and students nod off in class, exchange pills in the hallways and fail tests that the truth becomes apparent. This … Continue reading Teen Xanax Abuse Is Surging
What are Benzodiazepines? For those of you who are unaware of what Benzodiazepines are and may even be unaware that you’re taking them, here are a few names you may be familiar with. These are, by no means, a complete list as there are many brands and generics. These are just a few common ones: alprazolam (Xanax, Xanax XR) clobazam (Onfi) clonazepam (Klonopin) clorazepate (Tranxene) chlordiazepoxide … Continue reading Benzodiazepine Abuse Causes, Statistics, Addiction Signs, Symptoms & Side Effects
NARDAS is an alliance that we have recently formed that will: Bring Awareness to the dangers Rx Drug Addiction Educate patients on physician induced addiction (Iatrogenic Addiction) which is the #1 cause of preventable accidental death in the US right now Advocate for those affected Provide support to it’s victims and their families Educate doctors about prescription drug addiction and detox Offer alternative methods of … Continue reading National Alliance for Rx Drug Addiction Survivors (NARDAS)
Insufflation – better known as snorting – causes drugs to enter your bloodstream quickly, giving you a more intense and faster high. People with chronic pain or those who have a painkiller addiction, seek a way to chase the high they once had. As you may know, the euphoria leaves after a short while, which leaves your body with a desperate need for that high again. … Continue reading Snorting Your Prescription Painkillers
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