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  • Mental Health and Drug Abuse

    Individuals who have psychiatric disorders, such as PTSD, bipolar disorder, or depression, may be more likely to misuse substances; and people who misuse substances may be more likely to have mental health disorders. 1 Having at least one mental ...

    ... both disorders. 1, 11 The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) advises a comprehensive, individualized, and integrated approach to drug and mental health rehab or treatment. 3 An integrated ... continue reading
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Abuse

    Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition characterized by intense, disturbing thoughts and feelings that may develop after someone has experienced or witnessed a life-threatening event, serious injury, or sexual assault. 1 ...

    ... who experience trauma in childhood are particularly at risk of developing PTSD and substance abuse issues. 12 The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) defines trauma as “an event, series of ... continue reading
  • Anxiety and Substance Abuse

    It can be difficult to manage an anxiety disorder or a substance use disorder, and it can be even more difficult to manage both disorders when they co-occur together. When a mental health disorder, such as an anxiety disorder, and a substance use ...

    ... in treatment. 9, 15 What Comes First: Substance Abuse or the Mental Health Problem? Whether the substance abuse or anxiety comes first can vary between individuals, and there are three distinct possibilities for the ... continue reading
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  • Zoloft Use in Substance Abuse Treatment

    What Is Zoloft Used For? Zoloft (sertraline hydrochloride) is a commonly prescribed antidepressant that belongs to a group of drugs called selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). These drugs work by boosting the activity of the ...

    ... in addiction recovery—especially individuals suffering from co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders. 5 When Is Zoloft Unhelpful in Substance Abuse Treatment? Zoloft may not always be appropriate for use ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Crack Abuse

    Concurrent Alcohol and Crack Abuse In the mid 1980s, crack cocaine use exploded across the United States. In 1974, 5 million people had tried cocaine. By 1985, more than 22 million people had tried cocaine, with more than half of them reporting ...

    ... alcohol produces more quickly to the brain when the two substances are used together. This can lead to a higher ... mental health disorders are referred to as “dual diagnosis” treatment centers . Teen Drinking and Crack Abuse ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Clonazepam Abuse

    Clonazepam is a drug that is prescribed for some types of convulsive disorders and panic disorders, among other mental health disorders. It also goes by the name Klonopin and is a type of benzodiazepine that provides a tranquilized experience. It is ...

    ... disorders and panic disorders, among other mental health disorders. It also goes by the name Klonopin and is a ... or the hospital for clonazepam addiction are also abusing another substance at the same time, such as alcohol ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Ambien Abuse

    Ambien is the brand name for the sedative-hypnotic (i.e. sleep aid) drug, zolpidem. It is a central nervous system depressant, meaning that it slows down brain activity. Ambien is available in both immediate and extended release formulations. Drugs ...

    ... coping skills while addressing underlying problems that may have influenced their Ambien and alcohol abuse. NOTE: Mental health disorders are sometimes present in those suffering from addiction. If you believe you need ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Opiate Abuse

    Prescription opiates are effective in the treatment of pain, but they have the potential to be addictive and, in fact, many people are struggling with opiate painkiller addictions. According to the National Institutes of Health, opioids account for ...

    ... of things, from the health effects of doing so to the inability to control your use. These are signs of substance abuse . Here are some common signs and symptoms of opiate and alcohol abuse: You begin drinking every ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Codeine Abuse

    Codeine phosphate is an opioid analgesic drug —otherwise known as a painkiller or narcotic. It is a relatively mild narcotic but, when used in large amounts, it can still be quite dangerous. Typically, codeine is prescribed to treat mild to ...

    ... living a life of sobriety, and we'll help you to choose a substance abuse treatment program that fits your individual ... and 7-Day Detox Programs Free Rehab Programs Private Rehab Programs How to Pay for Rehab Using Health ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Alprazolam Abuse

    Alprazolam, more commonly known by the brand name Xanax , is an anti-anxiety and panic disorder medication. Alprazolam is part of a class of drug called benzodiazepines , which have the potential to be addictive. Benzodiazepine medication is ...

    ... , such as addiction and mental health disorders like depression . For those abusing Xanax, anxiety is ... using mind-altering substances. Support group settings thrive on camaraderie and encouragement. Alternative programs ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Xanax Abuse

    Facts on Alcohol and Xanax Alprazolam (brand name Xanax) is an anxiolytic prescription medication. Xanax is used to treat anxiety and panic disorders. It belongs to the benzodiazepine class of drugs and is a central nervous system (CNS) depressant. ...

    ... treatment team. While living in the center, the patient will receive a range of mental health and physical health treatment efforts to assist in their recovery process. Outpatient treatment : Outpatient treatment is a ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Cocaine Abuse

    Concurrent Alcohol and Cocaine Abuse Cocaine is a profoundly addictive stimulant drug that produces euphoria, increased energy, and talkativeness. It is most often snorted or dissolved in water and injected into a vein. Due to the short duration of ...

    ... are different drugs, cocaine and alcohol addiction are treated at the same time. Treatment centers integrate treatment of co-occurring or dual diagnosis substance abuse disorders along with any mental illnesses such as ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Vicodin Abuse

    Alcohol and Vicodin can both be harmful to your health but, when the two are used together, the negative effects of each can compound those of the other. Vicodin, which contains hydrocodone and acetaminophen, is a prescription opioid used to manage ...

    ... . In 2010, 14% of those who were addicted to opioid painkillers also used heroin , per NIDA. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) found that over 4 million people in the United States ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Painkiller Abuse

    Opioids are some of the most commonly abused prescription drugs. They include oxycodone , hydrocodone , meperidine (Demerol) , and many others. The demographics of those who abuse painkillers transcend the stereotypes of typical drug addicts. Opioid ...

    ... they can share experiences associated with addiction. Statistics for Alcohol and Painkillers Alcohol Statistics According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) : In 2015, 138.3 million ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Methylphenidate Abuse

    Many people use methylphenidate to improve their lives and help manage certain mental health symptoms. However, many also abuse this drug in an attempt to achieve a high or even to alleviate their symptoms more than the prescribed dose will. ...

    ... generalities when seeking substance abuse treatment: Professional evaluation to accurately assess level of abuse and risk is critical. Successful treatment will target both the physical and the mental health needs of the ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Oxycontin and Alcohol Abuse

    OxyContin is the brand name for the prescription opioid oxycodone , used for the relief of pain that cannot be effectively managed by other, less potent medications, including over-the-counter pain relievers. OxyContin is available as an ...

    ... profoundly drunk, but may additionally experience a number of negative side effects. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration lists some warning signs to look out for. Extreme drowsiness. Dizziness ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Ativan Abuse

    Ativan is a sedative anxiolytic, or anti-anxiety medication , with effects similar to those of other drugs in its class, such as Valium and Xanax. Ativan is the trade name for lorazepam, which is part of a class of drug called “benzodiazepines” ...

    ... system, while access to pharmaceutical intervention for safety and comfort is provided, should it be required. Various formal treatment options for poly-substance abuse include: Inpatient treatment : You reside at the ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Steroid Abuse

    Anabolic steroids are synthetic drugs that mimic some of the hormonal effects that testosterone has on the body. They are sometimes used to prevent the loss of healthy body mass seen with chronic, 'wasting' conditions such as AIDS and some forms of ...

    ... will address co-occurring substance addiction and mental health disorders , e.g. depression or body dysmorphic disorder. Statistics Teen Drinking and Steroid Abuse Teens who abuse anabolic steroids are more likely ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Ketamine Abuse

    About Alcohol and Ketamine Ketamine (also called Special K, Kit-Kat, Vitamin K, Super Acid and, simply, K) is a dissociative anesthetic that—as a legitimate pharmaceutical agent—continues to be manufactured for both veterinary and human medical ...

    ... people over the age of 12 had used ketamine at some point in their lives. The Substance abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) found that, in 2011, nearly 75% of emergency room visits associated with ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Amphetamine Abuse

    The Problem of Alcohol and Amphetamine Abuse Just because two substances can each be obtained legally does not mean that they are safe together. The risk associated with alcohol and amphetamine use increases when these addictive substances are used ...

    ... Alcohol and Amphetamine Abuse Due to their levels of access to the substance, teens and young adults abuse ... disorder or dual diagnosis treatment for mental health and drug abuse into their programs. Medication . ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Percocet Abuse

    Percocet is the brand name for a mixture of oxycodone —one of the strongest opioids—and acetaminophen , the main component in over-the-counter fever reducers like Tylenol. An opioid is a synthetic derivative of opium, and opioids are commonly ...

    ... The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism estimates that about 17 million Americans abuse alcohol. Teen Drinking and Percocet Abuse The Harvard Mental Health Letter cites teens and young adults as being more ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Ultram Abuse

    The Problem of Alcohol and Ultram Abuse When used together, Ultram and alcohol can amplify one another's effects, leading to increased risk of serious side effects. The prescription drug Ultram (generic name: tramadol) is a pain reliever with ...

    ... in the facility and focus completely on your recovery and your mental and physical health. Post-rehab ... with substance abuse and co-abuse. Learn more about teen alcohol and drug misuse . Resources, Articles, and More ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Tramadol Abuse

    Tramadol is scientifically known as tramadol hydrochloride, and it works as an acting analgesic (painkiller) affecting the central nervous system. Tramadol is also known by the brand names: Ultram. Ultracet. Alcohol also acts as a central nervous ...

    ... to be a major substance of abuse. Consider the following statistics: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) reports that alcohol abuse is the most common form of substance abuse in the country ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Ritalin Abuse

    Over the years, there has been an increase in the misuse of alcohol and certain prescription drugs, such as Ritalin. Ritalin—which is the trade name for methylphenidate—is a stimulant often used as a treatment for attention-deficit/hyperactivity ...

    ... abusing alcohol and Ritalin are dramatic changes in: Behavior. Moods. Eating habits and weight. Overall health. Effects of Alcohol and Ritalin Abuse ... different forms of mental and substance abuse disorders. Alcoholics ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Hydrocodone Abuse

    The Problem of Alcohol and Hydrocodone Abuse Both alcohol and hydrocodone are relatively safe when used appropriately and in moderation. When used excessively or when combined, these substances can create volatile and unpredictable outcomes. Alcohol ...

    ... of all deaths from liver disease . Teen Drinking and Hydrocodone Abuse While both the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration report that the rates of teen drug ... continue reading
  • Expert Guides About Substance Abuse, Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery

    DrugAbuse.com aims to bring you the most comprehensive, up-to-date and accurate information regarding substance abuse and addiction issues, as well as to examine the impact they have on individual health and wellbeing. As part of this goal, we're ...

    ... and accurate information regarding substance abuse and addiction issues, as well as to examine the impact they have on individual health and ... by professionals in various mental and biomedical health fields—to further ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and DXM Abuse

    Alcohol and DXM are both potentially addictive substances. Problematic use of each can lead to a range of negative health effects. When taken together, their effects are heightened and the dangers of each are potentiated. The Problem of Alcohol and ...

    ... your health at extremely high risk when you abuse these drugs concurrently. Alcohol and DXM Abuse Treatment If you or someone you love is suffering from addiction to one or both of these substances, addiction treatment ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Oxycodone Abuse

    If you are concerned about yourself or someone else who has been combining alcohol and oxycodone, it is no surprise. These two substances should never be combined, as doing so heightens the dangers inherent to the use of each individual substance. ...

    ... inherent to the use of each individual substance. Alcohol and Oxycodone Facts Here are some alcohol and oxycodone facts to be aware of: Each substance leads to abuse and addiction. You can have separate addictions to ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Marijuana Abuse

    Marijuana is the most popular illicit drug to use simultaneously with alcohol . It is a dried, leafy plant that has small, glistening hairs. Most often smoked, marijuana can also be consumed orally when baked into foods such as brownies or cookies. ...

    ... who are addicted to this combination of substances. Rehab centers can provide these therapeutic ... NIDA website, Harvard Mental Health Letter, and the ADAI website.) Teen Drinking and Marijuana Abuse According to the ... continue reading
  • Facing Reality: 8 Shocking Drug and Alcohol Abuse Statistics

    It's no secret that drugs and alcohol can have detrimental consequences on your mind, body and life. They are indiscriminate in who they affect; anyone who abuses alcohol or drugs is at risk for developing an addiction. Although sometimes glorified ...

    ... risk for developing or exacerbating a mental health disorder or physical ailments. How ... Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Inpatient Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation 3-Day, 5-Day and ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Fentanyl Abuse

    Alcohol and Fentanyl Abuse Alcohol and fentanyl are drugs of dependence that are dangerous and highly addictive. Frequent or long-term use can result in many negative consequences, including death. Concurrent substance use disorders involving ...

    ... substance abuse treatment programs, medications may be used during and/or after detox to help restore balanced brain functioning and ... and inpatient drug and alcohol treatment . Outpatient group or individual mental health ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Meth Abuse

    Methamphetamine is a potent stimulant that produces both an addictive high and a slew of negative effects. When it's combined with alcohol, the effects may be even more harmful. Meth is a fine, odorless, white powder that is typically smoked, ...

    ... the treatment of severe addictions, for those addicted to multiple substances and for those with dual diagnoses (i.e. concurrent substance abuse and mental health issues) . Outpatient treatment : You will live at home ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Norco Abuse

    Norco, which is the brand name for hydrocodone , is a narcotic pain reliever. If you are misusing Norco, your body may be dependent on the drug, ultimately resulting in addiction. Concurrent alcohol and Norco abuse occurs when someone is using both ...

    ... . Dual diagnosis programs will treat mental health and substance abuse issues concurrently. Mental health disorders are very common among people dealing with substance abuse and addiction. The rehab center you choose ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Klonopin Abuse

    Each day, millions of people in the US use alcohol . Additional multitudes of people in the U.S. use Klonopin —the brand name for the benzodiazepine clonazepam . Both substances are relatively safe when used in moderation (or as prescribed, in the ...

    ... use disorder in 2013 . Reports reveal that most people abusing Klonopin use other substances as well. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reports that of emergency room admissions ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Lorazepam Abuse

    Although lorazepam and alcohol can both be safe when consumed appropriately, concurrent abuse can quickly lead to the need for immediate medical treatment. Facts about drinking and using lorazepam clearly indicate that it is never safe to mix these ...

    ... concern for many public health officials. Individuals who abuse benzodiazepines often report secondary substance abuse as well. One study from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) found ... continue reading
  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse Across Generations

    Substance abuse—both of alcohol and/or illicit drugs—has always maintained a consistent presence in American culture. As new drugs have been developed over the decades, their popular use has gone hand in hand with sweeping societal changes. From ...

    ... The data was obtained from the United States Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and it includes the annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health (formerly the National Household Survey on Drug ... continue reading
  • Get the Facts on Substance Abuse

    Substance abuse is a major issue in the United States. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, approximately 40.3 million people aged 12 or older had a substance use disorder (SUD) in 2020—with 28.3 million struggling with an ...

    ... the economic effects of substance abuse are high when you consider the health, legal, criminal, and personal issues that often ... , and coma increase. In the long-term, substance abuse may lead to mental and physical ... continue reading
  • Health Insurance for Drug and Alcohol Rehab

    If you or a loved one is struggling with an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol, it can feel overwhelming. Getting help through an addiction treatment program is a way to start down the road to recovery, but the cost may seem out of reach. While you ...

    ... are required to cover both substance use disorder services and mental health treatment. Medicaid Alternative Benefit Plan is also required to cover substance abuse and mental health services. Coverage for these services ... continue reading
  • Meth on the Mind: It’s a Mental Downhill Slide for Users

    Kim felt dizzy; she was confused and her speech was severely slurred. Her sister thought she'd had a stroke. Kim couldn't focus, had no energy and seemed very sleepy. It's no surprise her sister was worried, but Kim certainly wasn't suffering from a ...

    ... had a stroke. Kim couldn't focus, had no energy and seemed very sleepy. It's no surprise her sister was worried ... stopped using. It makes you wonder - if Kim, Matt and Kristin had known the way things would turn out, would ... continue reading
  • Drugs and Devotion

    Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Why do some people seem compelled to experiment and others live their entire lives without ever taking a single puff, snort, sniff, or dose of an illicit substance? Thanks to decades of social studies, we now know ...

    ... -use map uses data from the same year, collected by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) through the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). With the maps side by side we can see ... continue reading
  • Cocaine Addiction Treatment and Rehab Programs

    Cocaine use and addiction can be dangerous for a person's physical and mental health and have a detrimental impact on their life. If you or someone you care about is struggling with cocaine addiction, you know how difficult it can be to stop using ...

    ... to be aware that the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act states that health insurers and group health plans must offer the same level of benefits for mental health/substance abuse treatment as they do for ... continue reading
  • Bath Salts Overdose Signs, Symptoms, Risk Factors, Prevention, and Treatment

    What Are Bath Salts? Synthetic cathinones —commonly referred to as “bath salts”—belong to a group of drugs health officials call “new psychoactive substances.” These are psychoactive drugs that mimic the effects of existing illegal drugs ...

    ... substances consumed. Mental health status of the user. Age. Weight. If the person is not overly agitated or aggressive but is displaying other signs and ... . There are also free drug abuse hotline numbers you can contact. ... continue reading
  • Drug Overdose Signs and Symptoms

    Drug abuse always carries the risk of serious side effects, including overdose. Whether you abuse alcohol, an illegal drug like cocaine, or medications prescribed by a doctor—such as opioid painkillers—addiction development will always be a ...

    ... will always be a concern. And, in many cases, if substance abuse behavior persists, there remains a ... treatment, vocational rehabilitation, and treatment for any co-occurring mental or physical health concerns. 12-Step ... continue reading
  • Drug and Alcohol Rehab for Veterans

    Veterans frequently face a range of challenges as they readjust to civilian life after separation from the military. Substance use, mental health disorders, service-related injuries, and chronic pain are common among veterans. 1 Veterans are at a ...

    ... cultivated program called Salute to Recovery, a service for veterans who are dealing with substance abuse and mental health disorders. Salute to Recovery allows veterans to receive treatment, often from other veterans ... continue reading
  • Holiday Highs and Lows

    For many Americans, the end of the year brings images of happy families gathered around a Christmas tree, big dinners of turkey and stuffing, holiday music, and cozy fires. For others, the holidays can be a much darker and more difficult time - a ...

    ... is linked to addiction. Other co-occurring conditions (called dual diagnosis ) include mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression. Staying Sober During the Holidays Our research demonstrates that the holiday ... continue reading
  • Cocaine Anonymous (CA) Meetings, 12 Steps, and Addiction Treatment

    Cocaine addiction is a complex disease that has significant short- and long-term implications for a person's physical and mental health. 1 Treating cocaine addiction often involves behavioral interventions such as individual, family, and group-based ...

    ... significant short- and long-term implications for a person's physical and mental health. 1 ... who wishes to quit the use of cocaine and other substances (e.g. alcohol ), and there are no membership costs. 4 Although Cocaine ... continue reading
  • The Damage Done: 6 Long-Term Reminders of Meth Abuse

    Methamphetamine is an extremely toxic and vile drug that produces an initial rush of euphoria and a massive boost of energy. After that first encounter, users can quickly find themselves chasing that same “good” feeling over and over again, but ...

    ... people of their physical and mental health, in addition to damaging physical appearance and cognitive abilities. The Real ... an end result of long-term meth abuse because rent and other major bills are often eschewed at ... continue reading
  • Cocaine Relapse Warning Signs, Prevention, and Addiction Treatment

    Why Is Cocaine So Addictive? According to the 2020 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), approximately 1.3 million Americans met the criteria for cocaine addiction as outlined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders ...

    ... National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), approximately 1.3 million Americans met the criteria for cocaine addiction as outlined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders within the 12 months ... continue reading
  • 10 Ways Drug Abuse Hurts You and Those Around You

    Most of us have heard countless times that drug abuse isn't beneficial—the word “abuse” is in the name, after all. But a lot of people don't realize just how dangerous it can be, both to the person using and the people that person loves and ...

    ... take a serious toll on your mental health . Depression, anxiety, paranoia, hallucinations, delusions, and insomnia can all stem from drug abuse; or, if the person already had mental health problems before using the drug ... continue reading
  • Can You Stay Calm… and Trash the Benzos?

    After suffering an embarrassing panic attack at the mall, Kara visited a psychiatrist. He prescribed medication to help Kara with her symptoms—within a couple of months, this “solution” turned into an addiction. Now Kara has anxiety issues as ...

    ... addiction. Now Kara has anxiety issues as well as a substance abuse problem . Not everyone's story turns out like Kara' ... develop anxiety disorders, and those who do exercise have better mental health . Exercise burns ... continue reading
  • Effects of Marijuana Use: Short-Term, Long-Term, Side Effects, and Treatment

    Is Marijuana Harmful? Marijuana is the most commonly abused illicit drug in the United States. It is normally smoked as a joint or in a pipe and can also be smoked as a blunt. Marijuana can be mixed with food, brewed as tea or used in the form of ...

    ... with certain mental health issues such as depression and anxiety , and it may even ... Signs That Someone Needs Rehab Intervention for Drug and Alcohol Addiction Drug Abuse Treatment Programs Drug Rehab Centers Near Me 28 ... continue reading
  • Methamphetamine Detox and Withdrawal

    Methamphetamine (meth) is a powerful central nervous system stimulant with highly addictive properties. It can be smoked, nasally inhaled, injected and even eaten. No matter how it is used, the effects have a rapid onset followed by a high that can ...

    ... in 2011 involved methamphetamine use, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Detoxing from meth can be extremely unpleasant and may even result in the development of anxiety ... continue reading
  • Methadone and Suboxone: What’s the Difference Anyway?

    An estimated 1.9 million people in the U.S. are addicted to prescription opioid drugs. Although there is no magical drug to treat opiate addiction, as part of a medication-assisted treatment (MAT) approach, there are a handful of treatment ...

    ... at an opioid treatment program (OTP) which must be certified by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and registered by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Methadone is a Schedule ... continue reading
  • MXE Drug Abuse

    Methoxetamine, also known as MXE, is a drug similar to ketamine and known for its hallucinogenic and dissociative properties 1 . MXE (sometimes called “Mexxy,” “M-ket,” “Special M,” or “legal ketamine”) is commonly sold on the ...

    ... intoxication involved other substances, making it ... abuse may minimize the risk of addiction and long-term physical and mental health problems. Parents, teachers, and community members may help reduce teen MXE abuse ... continue reading
  • Effects of Cocaine Use: Short-Term, Long-Term, Side Effects, and Treatment Programs

    Cocaine is a Schedule II illegal stimulant drug that is highly addictive. It is often used recreationally, and there is a range of dangers associated with the use of cocaine. This page will talk about: What cocaine is and how it is used. Cocaine's ...

    ... substances aren't working and increasing the risk of overdose or organ damage. 2,6 Long-Term Effects of Cocaine Use Long-term side effects of cocaine can be wide-ranging and harmful, impacting physical and mental health ... continue reading
  • Opioid Overdose Symptoms and Treatment

    Opioids are a class of substances that includes many synthetic and semi-synthetic drugs manufactured from opiate alkaloid precursors found in the opium poppy. Some of the most commonly prescribed opioid medications— Vicodin , OxyContin , and ...

    ... dangerous condition that can result in permanent physical and mental damage or even death if medical treatment is ... the skills to manage cravings and resist triggers for continued substance abuse. There are many program ... continue reading
  • Carisoprodol Abuse

    Carisoprodol, also known by the brand name Soma, is a prescription medication used to treat muscle spasms and severe muscle pain . However, due to its psychoactive (sedative and anxolytic/anti-anxiety/relaxant) effects, its abuse is becoming a more ...

    ... and addiction. Carisoprodol Abuse: Key Facts Carisoprodol abuse can have serious consequences. Addiction to this drug can severely diminish quality of life and the health and ... to overcoming substance abuse: Attending 12 ... continue reading
  • Cocaine Withdrawal Symptoms, Dangers, Detox, and Addiction Treatment

    Cocaine is a stimulant drug derived from leaves of the coca plant, grown primarily in South America. 1 It is an addictive substance that produces euphoric effects and has a high potential for misuse. 1 Someone who chronically uses cocaine can build ...

    ... some substance use disorders and may be employed when a person has additional co-occurring mental health ... Substance Abuse Cocaine Overdose Symptoms and Treatment Cocaine Relapse Warning Signs and Treatment Cocaine And ... continue reading
  • Barbiturate Overdose Symptoms, Risk Factors, Prevention, and Treatment

    What Are Barbiturates? Barbiturates —sedative medications that include phenobarbital , pentobarbital, secobarbital, and butalbital—have historically been used as hypnotic (sleep-inducing) agents and sedating anesthetics. Though less commonly ...

    ... or other drugs. Additionally, age, environment, and physical and mental health may also impact a person's risk of ... from ongoing substance abuse treatment in order to deal with their reasons for using and learn new ways ... continue reading
  • Effects of Bath Salts Use: Short-Term, Long-Term, Side Effects, and Treatment

    Are Bath Salts Harmful? The term “bath salts” refers to a family of designer recreational drugs that contain one or more synthetic chemicals related to cathinone —a stimulant found in the khat plant with effects similar to those of amphetamine ...

    ... the emotional and mental health issues caused by addiction. Both inpatient and outpatient treatment ... and Treatment Drug Relapse Warning Signs and Treatment Drug Withdrawal Symptoms and Treatment Signs of Substance Abuse ... continue reading
  • Cocaine Overdose Symptoms, Signs, Prevention, and Addiction Treatment

    Cocaine overdose can be a serious concern for anyone who uses cocaine. This article will help you understand what a cocaine overdose is, cocaine overdose effects, and potential risk factors for cocaine overdose. We will also discuss what you can do ...

    ... Mental Disorders (DSM-5) . 4 A substance use disorder (SUD) is defined as a medical illness due to chronic use of a substance, leading to impairments in health, functioning, and control over substance ... on Drug Abuse (NIDA ... continue reading
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  • Concurrent Alcohol and Lortab Abuse

    Substance abuse experts indicate that it is never safe to mix alcohol and Lortab . Although Lortab is a relatively harmless pain reliever when used appropriately and alcohol is safe in moderation, the combined effects of mixing Lortab and alcohol ...

    ... (SAMHSA, 2011). The 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) states that as many as 4.3 million ... Drinking and Lortab Abuse Substance abuse can permanently alter a teen's neurological development and continues ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Adderall Abuse

    Anyone at risk for alcohol or Adderall abuse should know several facts about both drugs. Both drugs are fairly common, and both can be lethal if used in conjunction or in large amounts separately. Adderall is an amphetamine, which means it is a ...

    ... the effects of combining the drugs. Combined Effects of Adderall and Alcohol Abuse Concurrent alcohol- and Adderall-induced health problems can be severe and, in some cases, fatal. Because Adderall stimulates the central ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Subutex Abuse

    Subutex (buprenorphine) is used to treat an addiction to opiates. However, Subutex itself is addictive. Its addictive ingredient is buprenorphine hydrochloride, which reduces symptoms of dependence on opiates . Subutex contains only buprenorphine ...

    ... and Subutex abuse. Below are symptoms of alcohol and Subutex abuse. Combined Effects of Subutex and Alcohol Abuse Concurrent alcohol - and Subutex -induced health ... substance use disorder on the path to a happier and ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Soma Abuse

    The Problem of Alcohol and Soma Abuse Abusing Soma (a muscle relaxant) and alcohol (a depressant) together can compound the negative health effects of both. Treatment is vital for someone abusing these drugs. Soma (generic name: carisoprodol) is a ...

    ... and Soma Abuse While each drug used alone has its own set of effects, use of these two substances ... . According to the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), the number of people using Soma in their ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Concerta Abuse

    Simultaneous abuse of Concerta—a central nervous system stimulant—and alcohol—a depressant substance—can have numerous effects on the body. Unbeknownst to many users, each substance can effectively increase the dangers of the other. ...

    ... a program specializing in multi-substance abuse and dual diagnosis conditions . If ... and Alcohol Rehab Programs Top-Rated Rehab Centers Near Me 30-Day Rehab Programs Private Rehab Programs How to Pay for Rehab Using Health ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Phenobarbital Abuse

    The Problem of Alcohol and Phenobarbital Abuse Phenobarbital (trade name: Luminal) is a prescription barbiturate that is used primarily as an anticonvulsant to treat patients with seizures. Phenobarbital has been used to treat many different types ...

    ... of Luminal and alcohol. The side effects of both of these substances are similar and include: ... of phenobarbital abuse, both alone and with alcohol: According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health and Health (NSDUH ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Methadone Abuse

    It's important to know the facts about drinking and using methadone. Alcohol and methadone can both cause a range of profound effects, and both substances have the potential to lead to addiction. Combining these two substances can be even more ...

    ... Effects of Methadone and Alcohol Abuse Using methadone and alcohol together is particularly dangerous because of the interactions between the two substances. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), when the ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Carisoprodol Abuse

    Carisoprodol, sold in the United States under the brand name Soma , is a centrally-acting skeletal muscle relaxant that is prescribed to relieve discomfort related to painful musculoskeletal conditions such as muscle injuries and spasms. ...

    ... the drug is not available. Alcohol and Carisoprodol Abuse Treatment The concurrent abuse of alcohol and soma can leave a trail of negative effects, cravings, and addiction . Substance abuse treatment is often required to ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and PCP Abuse

    The National Institute on Drug Abuse describes PCP as a serious and illegal hallucinogen that started as a clinical sedative and anesthetic, but was discontinued and made illegal upon discovery of its extremely negative and unpredictable effects. In ...

    ... involving alcohol abuse. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health finds that ... substance use disorder on the path to a happier and healthier life. If you or a loved one needs help with alcohol and PCP addiction or abuse ... continue reading
  • Party Culture and Substance Use

    Three out of five college students actively drink alcohol, and more than half of them practice binge drinking - or drinking enough to significantly raise blood alcohol content (BAC) levels in a short span of time. Typically, this means four drinks ...

    ... and Health , which reported an estimated 24.6 Americans age 12 and up - or 9.4 percent of the United States population - had used an illicit substance ... .8% rate of alcohol dependence or abuse from 2010 to 2012 (second only ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Ecstasy Abuse

    Ecstasy may make its users feel ecstatic for a time but, when abused with alcohol, it can cause seriously negative effects on your health and even kill you. Even as the name for this drug changes to the more friendly “Molly,” this does not mean ...

    ... , when abused with alcohol, it can cause seriously negative effects on your health and even kill you. Even as the name for this drug changes to the more friendly “Molly,” this does not mean that the substance has become ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Valium Abuse

    There are several facts about alcohol and Valium use that everyone should know. Like alcohol, Valium is a central nervous system depressant. Valium is typically used to treat anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia and seizures. Although Valium can be used ...

    ... are several rehab programs available to patients who are looking to get sober and stay clean. Most patients suffering from substance abuse issues enroll in either inpatient or outpatient rehab programs. Inpatient rehab ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Heroin Abuse

    Dangers of Abusing Alcohol and Heroin The dangerous combination of alcohol and heroin gets widespread publicity every year from tragedies that remind the public how alcohol amplifies the already powerful effects of heroin on the central nervous ...

    ... a black and sticky substance. Unregulated in any way, it can sometimes contain other substances like fentanyl ... is deprived of oxygen. Finding help for heroin abuse and getting information about the side effects of heroin ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Suboxone and Alcohol Abuse

    About Alcohol and Suboxone Alcohol Alcohol is the most commonly abused substance by both teenagers and adults in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). In fact, the CDC found that in any given month, 25% of high ...

    ... medical community for its ability to successfully treat opioid abuse. MAT involves the introduction of and eventual tapering off of certain opioid substances—used to gradually wean the patient off of opioids altogether ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Inhalant Abuse

    Alcohol and inhalants are two of the most commonly abused substances, especially among a younger population. The Centers for Disease Control logs more than 4,300 deaths per year from underage drinking and abuse. According to the Foundation for a ...

    ... under 15 are 5 times more likely to develop substance dependence . The Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality finds that 10% of American parents abuse alcohol in the presence of their children. The National ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Alcohol and Morphine Abuse

    It is never safe to mix alcohol with other medications. Morphine—an opiate—can be particularly dangerous when mixed with alcohol, given its ability to intensify the effects of alcohol intoxication. Alcohol and morphine facts and information ...

    ... abuse of any one substance should include that of any other substances an individual is abusing, as well. Rehab centers and ... major public health concern. According to a National Survey on Drug Use and Health, an estimated ... continue reading
  • Symptoms and Signs of Substance Abuse

    How to Tell if Someone Is Using Drugs Drug use affects people from all walks of life and of all socioeconomic statuses. Whatever the reason a person starts taking drugs—whether recreationally or as prescribed—tolerance, patterns of increased ...

    ... 12-Step Programs and Support Groups Free Drug Abuse Hotline Numbers Illicit Drug Signs and Symptoms of Abuse Click on any substance below to find out some characteristic signs and symptoms of abuse and addiction for that ... continue reading
  • New Years Resolutions & Substance Abuse

    The arrival of a new year represents a turning point for many people, and an opportunity to make long-awaited changes in their lives. While perhaps only 8% of people will stick to these resolutions, lots of folks still express a great interest in ...

    ... a new year represents a turning point for many people, and an opportunity to make long-awaited changes in their lives ... better, exercising more, or giving up certain substances. It's common to hear people committing to ... continue reading
  • Do You Have a Substance Abuse Issue?

    Though diagnosis is best given by doctors, therapists, or other treatment professionals, the following self assessment may be helpful in recognizing substance misuse in yourself. The questions used in this self-assessment are based on the diagnostic ...

    ... are based on the diagnostic criteria established by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Clinical professionals use these signs and symptoms to help diagnose substance misuse and addictions. continue reading
  • Verify Your Substance Abuse Treatment Insurance

    We'll be able to tell you if your provider is in-network with American Addiction Centers. This means your treatment may be FREE 1 depending on your policy, copay and deductible. With a few details, we are able to connect with insurance providers ...

    ... -network with American Addiction Centers. This means your treatment may be FREE 1 depending on your policy, copay and deductible. With a few details, we are able to connect with insurance providers across the country to ... continue reading
  • Should People Who Abuse Alcohol Qualify for Liver Transplants?

    Three years ago, one of my uncles—a long-time alcoholic—was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver. He was told he didn't qualify for a new one, so he continued to drink—all the way until his death a few short months later. Alcoholism and Liver ...

    ... , whose panels consist of professionals such as surgeons, pharmacists and social workers, weigh factors such as physical symptoms, substance abuse history and whether or not patients have a strong support system, in ... continue reading
  • Effects of Drug and Alcohol Use on Weight Change

    Over time, the problematic use of both drugs and alcohol may have a detrimental impact on an individual's nutritional status—causing either unhealthy weight gain or weight loss depending on the specific substance used. This guide examines some of ...

    ... either unhealthy weight gain or weight loss depending on the specific substance used. This guide examines some of the metabolic pathologies and other processes that contribute to substance abuse related weight changes. continue reading
  • The Dangerous (and Deadly) Effects of Spice

    Natural ingredients, legal use, lower cost…it must be healthy, right? The deadly misconception above has led to a growing number of fatalities brought on by synthetic or “designer” drugs. Use of synthetic marijuana - sold under names like ...

    ... high-risk group for Spice usage. People with mental illness and those living in shelters or group homes are common ... Schedule I controlled substances, the DEA has made them illegal to possess, sell, and buy. Unfortunately, ... continue reading
  • 21 Powerful Tips to Get and Stay Sober

    The time is now to make a change, and stick to it . The following 21 tips will help you get and stay sober in 2017. 1. Live in the now. You cannot change yesterday or control tomorrow. Focus on doing your best right now. 2. Seek support in nature. ...

    ... bad day, look at your list and remember how far you've come. 19. Clean your mental house. Get rid of the negativity ... own success in recovery. How to Find Help for Substance Misuse If you or someone you love is struggling ... continue reading
  • Drug Abuse Program

    A drug abuse program is normally located within a drug treatment center. These centers are licensed and approved facilities that are staffed by experienced physicians, trained therapists, qualified nursing staffs and numerous other support staff. ...

    ... program by calling or complete our quick form for drug abuse program help. All calls are toll-free and confidential. Whatever level of abuse, there is a drug abuse program that can benefit you or someone you know. Begin ... continue reading
  • Workplace Adderall Abuse: 9 Signs It’s Time to Get Help

    Colleges and universities across the country are struggling to tackle the huge rise in students using ADHD drugs like Adderall as study aid , but the problem doesn't magically disappear after graduation. Businesses across the country are finding ...

    ... II drug. What that means is that the drug does have medicinal purposes…along with a high potential for abuse and dependency. Recognizing a Problem If you're using Adderall without a prescription, it can quickly lead to ... continue reading
  • Opiates, Overdose and Permanent Brain Damage

    Permanent brain damage due to an opiate overdose is a very real, life-altering consequence of opiate abuse . The dramatic increase of opiate-related deaths is now demanding public attention, but the consequence of permanent brain damage remains ...

    ... every five seconds. Not only can rescue breathing save someone's life, it may help minimize the chances of permanent brain damage. Learn more about the statistics and reality of substance abuse . Image Source: iStock continue reading
  • Spice Abuse

    What Is Spice? “Spice” is a term commonly used to refer to a blend of dried plant material that is laced with a synthetic cannabinoid. It is also regularly referred to as “synthetic marijuana.” Other names include “K2,” “Moon Rocks” ...

    ... Moon Rocks” and “Skunk.” Synthetic cannabinoids encompass a large category of manmade substances that, while ... seeking help for Spice abuse and/or dependence may also require support and continuing therapy after this ... continue reading
  • What Is Ativan? Is Ativan Addictive? Dangers of Ativan Abuse

    Ativan is one of the top 10 psychiatric drugs used in America. Many have taken it; many have abused it. What do you know about it? If you're like most people, your knowledge of Ativan is limited. Even those who use it are often unaware of its ...

    ... . Abused, it can be life-threatening. Signs of Ativan overdose include: Loss of muscle control Low blood pressure Mental confusion Slow breathing Coma Is Ativan Addictive? Yes, Ativan is highly addictive and your chances ... continue reading
  • 30 Famous Musicians Who Have Battled Drug Addiction and Alcoholism

    1. Ozzy Osbourne Rockstar Ozzy Osbourne has long struggled with addiction. In fact, his heavy alcohol and drug abuse led to him being fired from Black Sabbath in 1978. 2. Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain got to know his wife Courtney Love while they used ...

    ... to determine whether your health insurance provider will cover addiction treatment. Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Levels of Care Inpatient Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation 3-Day ... continue reading
  • Teenagers and Drugs: 11 Real Reasons Why Teenagers Experiment

    There is a common misconception that teenagers who experiment with drugs and alcohol are inherently “bad kids.” Many parents assume that teenagers experiment because they are rebellious and want to lash out. That may be the reason a small ...

    ... if they haven't been educated. If there is a family history of addiction, be honest and open a dialogue about the real risks of substance abuse. How to Get Help for Drug or Alcohol Misuse If you or a loved one is ... continue reading
  • Effects of Ketamine Use: Short-Term, Long-Term, Side Effects, and Treatment

    Is Ketamine Harmful? “It's easy to get ketamine abuse wrong because of its potency; it's more powerful than speed or coke weight for weight, so it's easy to accidentally overdose.” Like its sister drug CP, ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic, ...

    ... Mixing Ketamine With Alcohol Drug Overdose Symptoms and Treatment Drug Relapse Warning Signs and Treatment Drug Withdrawal Symptoms and Treatment Signs of Substance Abuse How to Help a Ketamine Addict Intervention ... continue reading
  • Effects of Peyote Abuse

    Peyote (or mescaline) belongs to a class of drugs known as hallucinogens. Mescaline is the active hallucinogenic ingredient in peyote , which is a small, spineless cactus 1 . The top, or crown, of the peyote cactus has circular-shaped buttons that ...

    ... currently accepted medical use, a high potential for abuse, and are considered unsafe for use, even under medical ... good trip can provide enjoyable sensations, mental stimulation, and a feeling of heightened insight, while ... continue reading
  • PCP Abuse

    What Is PCP? Street Names It has a variety of street names, including “Angel Dust”. In some cases, either nicotine or marijuana cigarettes are dipped in a liquid containing PCP and smoked. This concoction is referred to by a number of names ...

    ... about PCP, LSD and other hallucinogens. You can also check out the following articles for more information: The Effects of PCP Use How to Help a PCP Addict Join the conversation about substance abuse today by visiting ... continue reading
  • Xanax Overdose, Risks and How Much it Costs

    What Is Xanax? Xanax (generic name alprazolam) is a fast-acting benzodiazepine drug and central nervous system depressant—a grouping that includes several other sedative, hypnotic, and anxiolytic drugs. 1,2 When taken as prescribed, Xanax can be ...

    ... Addictive? Xanax is a DEA Schedule IV controlled substance, meaning the it has a relatively low potential for abuse and dependence. 3 However, the statistics on Xanax abuse and addiction tell a different story. In 2017 ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Phenobarbital Use: Short-Term, Long-Term, Side Effects, and Treatment

    What Is Phenobarbital Used For? Phenobarbital, marketed under the trade names Luminal and Solfoton, is a barbiturate that is typically prescribed for patients suffering from seizures, tics or repetitive motor disorders, or Tourette's syndrome. It is ...

    ... without a prescription. Take it for longer periods than advised. Have a history of substance abuse and addiction. Short-Term Effects of Phenobarbital Use Phenobarbital (often called “feenies or “phennies” on ... continue reading
  • Oxycodone Overdose Symptoms and Treatment

    Oxycodone is a semi-synthetic opioid painkiller that is available in a range of doses and formulations (brand names include OxyContin, Percocet, Percodan, and Roxicet). Individuals who abuse oxycodone are at high risk of experiencing an overdose, ...

    ... health consequences. The suffering individual will be closely monitored and treated to maintain vitals like breathing, heart rate, and ... of substance abuse recovery efforts. Call us at to find a treatment center and get ... continue reading
  • Instagram, Drugs, and Rock ‘n’ Roll

    Share on Twitter Share on Facebook The Growth of Concerts and Music Festivals One of the most notable trends in music today is the growth of the music festival. As artists look to supplant revenue lost from declining sales of recorded music, music ...

    ... struggling with drug addiction or is worried about potential substance abuse problems , there is hope - help is ... 13/ultra-music-festival-smashing-records-and-global-expansion/ http://www.forbes.com/sites/jacobsullum ... continue reading
  • Snorting Molly (MDMA) Side Effects, Risks, and Addiction Treatment

    What Is Molly (MDMA)? Molly, commonly referred to as MDMA or 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, is a synthetic drug with both amphetamine and stimulant properties and mild hallucinogenic effects. It is the primary psychoactive agent found in many ...

    ... of dancing, often unintentionally neglecting their health needs (e.g. eating and drinking water). MDMA doesn't make ... Warning Signs and Treatment Drug Withdrawal Symptoms and Treatment Signs of Substance Abuse How to ... continue reading
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