Opiates are a known problem. The heroin epidemic is evidence enough of that, with how it has swept through urban areas, and expanded its reach into suburban and rural areas, too. But what’s not as well known is the deadly opiate/benzo cocktail. This cocktail suppresses the nervous system, impairs or even stops breathing, and it’s.. read more →

Thirty years ago, ADHD was not the mainstream issue that it is today. Kids might have been hyperactive, and they might not have paid attention in class. As they grew older, behavioral and addiction problems often emerged, which carried over into adulthood. Without a diagnosis, all of the behaviors might merely have been labeled as.. read more →

An unfortunate, common misconception about prescription medications is that they’re safer than illicit drugs. And taken under the close supervision of a prescribing physician, that can be true. But it’s not only possible to become addicted to certain prescription drugs, it’s common. It can also be a life-threatening situation. Many prescription drugs are no less.. read more →

Hydrocodone is the generic name for a strong prescription pain medication that is prescribed for patients in severe pain due to injury, surgery, or disease. It is an opioid that is derived from codeine. Even though this medicine is prescribed by your doctor, there is still a danger of becoming addicted to it because it.. read more →

The once prestigious career of being a Wall Street investment banker has turned into a job that many young adults would compare to a trap that isn’t even worth the 6 figure salaries. Investment bankers must cope with a high stress job that requires young adults to work up to 100 hours per week and.. read more →

Vicodin is one of the most widely prescribed prescription drug painkillers in the country, with 131 million doses prescribed in 2011. Unfortunately, many of these prescriptions are unnecessary, and they are producing an abundance of people suffering from Vicodin addiction. Consider this scenario, which plays out in one version or another on any given day.. read more →

Benzo is the street term for benzodiazepines (BZD), which is a wide classification of psychoactive drugs that are liberally prescribed all over the world. Problems such as anxiety, stress, panic attacks and sleep disorders are all potentially alleviated by one form of Benzodiazepine, provided the drug is used properly in prescribed doses. read more →

A couple of decades ago, if a high school student had to pull an all-nighter to finish a paper, he or she might stop by a drug store and buy a box of NoDoz. These seemingly innocent caffeine pills in the little white box were viewed as an emergency product, to be used sparingly, and.. read more →

Celebrity deaths from prescription drugs have been increasingly reported in the news over the past couple of years. Unfortunately, the untimely deaths of mega-stars such as Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and Heath Ledger only highlight the growing problem of prescription drug abuse and drug-related deaths throughout the United States. read more →

In Part 1 of this two-part blog series, we discussed five of the most commonly abused prescription drugs, including the symptoms of their abuse that lead to drug addiction. Today, we conclude our blog series with five additional prescription drugs that have been heavily abused in recent years according to the CDC. read more →