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  • Why Is Xanax So Addictive?

    Xanax, also known by its generic name alprazolam, belongs to a class of prescription drugs called benzodiazepines. For some people, Xanax can be an effective treatment for anxiety and panic disorders. However, Xanax users are at high risk for ...

    ... and women are especially at risk for developing an addiction. Addictive Properties of Xanax Benzodiazepines are central nervous system depressants that slow brain functioning. Xanax specifically works by increasing the ... continue reading
  • Xanax Addiction

    Xanax is a commonly prescribed medication used to treat specific anxiety disorders such as panic disorder. Alprazolam in the generic name for Xanax, and this specific prescription medication belongs to the class of drugs called benzodiazepines, or ...

    ... Xanax and other benzodiazepines include: 4 Benzos. Bricks. Bars. Z-bars. Planks. Blues. How Does Xanax Work? Xanax ... and can also be completed while the person lives at home. 13 Outpatient services are often available in ... continue reading
  • Snorting Xanax (Alprazolam): Side Effects & Dangers

    What Does Snorting Xanax Do? Xanax (generic name: alprazolam) is a prescription sedative medication that falls into the class of drugs known as benzodiazepines, which are commonly prescribed for the management of anxiety. 1, 2 While taking Xanax as ...

    ... . Strong cravings or urges to use. Failure to uphold obligations at work, school, and/or home because of Xanax. Continuing to use despite problems with relationships, inability to fulfill obligations, or loss of interest ... continue reading
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  • Getting Help for Xanax Addiction

    What is Xanax? Xanax is a benzodiazepine that comes in either tablet or capsule form. It's used to manage anxiety and panic disorders. Sometimes called “purple footballs,” “bars” or “Z-bars,” this drug can cause a high that includes ...

    ... lives. It is common for those struggling with Xanax abuse to miss work. You might also notice that a user sleeps ... to help the first time you speak to them, try again at a later time. While you wait, take care of yourself ... continue reading
  • Xanax History and Statistics

    Xanax is the well-known brand name for alprazolam . This medication belongs to a class of sedative and anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) drugs called benzodiazepines . History of Xanax Xanaxis most commonly prescribed to treat: Anxiety. Panic disorders. Dr. ...

    ... Like many other anxiolytic and sedative drugs, alprazolam works by binding ?-aminobutyric acid A (GABA A ) ... database before prescribing drugs such as Xanax. Dispense no more than a 30-day supply at one time. In the United ... continue reading
  • The Side Effects of Xanax: Pill Use and Short-Term and Long-Term Effects

    What Is Xanax? Xanax (generic name: alprazolam) is a powerful benzodiazepine drug that is used to treat anxiety and panic disorders by decreasing abnormal excitement in the brain. 1,2 The medication comes in the form of a pill that quickly dissolves ...

    ... effects of Xanax are beneficial to many individuals. Although it isn't known exactly how Xanax works, it ... relapse. Inpatient treatment programs require you to live at the facility for the duration of your treatment, often ... continue reading
  • Alprazolam Abuse

    What Is Alprazolam? Alprazolam is a benzodiazepine substance better known by its brand name, Xanax . All benzodiazepines are depressant medications that slow down a user's body and mind, resulting in reduced anxiety and increased relaxation. ...

    ... family, and coworkers. Decreased performance at work or school. Financial changes with more ... double that of the next benzodiazepine. Learn more at our Xanax History and Statistics page. Teen Alprazolam Abuse Prevention ... continue reading
  • How to Help an Alprazolam Addict

    Help for Alprazolam Addicts Alprazolam, marketed under the brand name Xanax , is a benzodiazepine used to treat anxiety and panic disorders . Similar to the effects of alcohol, alprazolam works by depressing brain functions . Abuse of this drug can ...

    ... obligations at work, school or home. Recurrent substance use in situations which place the user at risk ... you are addicted to alprazolam. You may be addicted to Xanax if you answer yes to the following questions: Do you ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Alprazolam Use

    Is Alprazolam Harmful? Stop suffering. Learn how treatment can help. Alprazolam (trade name: Xanax) is a sedative drug in the benzodiazepine class, indicated for the management of some forms of anxiety and panic disorders. The substance - like all ...

    ... euphoric, and free from worry. This drug works for people suffering from anxiety and panic disorders ... treatment at one of our facilities. Video The following short video provides an overview of the growing Xanax epidemic ... continue reading
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  • A Straight Story on the Real Dangers of Xanax

    “Yeah, I was feeling uptight before he was about to pick me up for our date, so I popped a Xanax,” said my friend. I cringed. It seemed like everyone I knew was using benzos to calm down, chill out, get through a first date, or ace a ...

    ... . You could never get away with that on alcohol - or at least not for long. Xanax doesn't smell. You can take it in the bathroom at work and never get caught. It's a legally prescribed medication, so it can't be bad ... continue reading
  • Xanax Turned My Life Upside Down

    “It's the worst mistake I've ever made. I wish I had never gotten that prescription filled.” That's the regret Kelly says sums up her experience with Xanax . At the age of 20, Kelly says she didn't realize what she was getting into when her ...

    ... s the regret Kelly says sums up her experience with Xanax . At the age of 20, Kelly says she didn't realize ... “I was living in a fog. Then I started falling asleep at work! I'm a waitress, almost always on the go, so that' ... continue reading
  • Two Groundbreaking Tobacco Laws in the Works

    We've come a long way, baby. Fewer Americans than ever before are smoking cigarettes, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting last November that the smoking rate dropped from 20.9 percent in 2005 to an all-time low of 17.8 ...

    ... states have outright banned smoking in restaurants and bars, while the practice is increasingly frowned upon by ... who contracted lung cancer from secondhand smoke exposure at his work. The opposition to this bill was minor ... continue reading
  • Methadone Maintenance is Finding Success Behind Bars

    According to data from the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University, approximately 2.3 million Americans are currently in prison or jail, and 65 percent of this population meets the medical criteria for ...

    ... focused on 223 inmates who were incarcerated for six months or less at the Rhode Island Department of Corrections, all of whom were working a methadone maintenance program upon entering the facility. The 223 inmates were ... 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 ...

    ... of the Drawbacks to Problematic Use? Signs and symptoms of Xanax misuse can impact many facets of your life and may ... option if you still need to go to work or live at home. Depending on your program and your individual ... continue reading
  • Xanax Overdose Symptoms, Signs & Treatment

    What Is Xanax? Xanax, also known generically as alprazolam, is a benzodiazepine medication commonly prescribed for the treatment of anxiety and panic disorder 1 . More infrequent, off-label uses for Xanax include managing agoraphobia (fear of open ...

    ... and premenstrual syndrome (PMS) 1 . Xanax works by decreasing pathologically elevated levels of excitation ... your dose and the time at which you take your medication 2 . Track your Xanax consumption in a notebook or on ... continue reading
  • Xanax Withdrawal

    Xanax is in a class of drugs called benzodiazepines . These frequently prescribed medications are used to treat a range of physical and mental health conditions. Specifically, Xanax (also known by its generic name, alprazolam) is used in the ...

    ... among those who take the substance as prescribed. Once someone is dependent on Xanax, they will only feel good when they've taken the drug at an adequate dose to match their normal usage. If someone chooses to stop ... 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. ...

    ... . Combined Effects of Xanax and Alcohol Abuse Alcohol and Xanax work independently yet interactively to ... they provide 24/7 supervision and care while you reside at the center for the duration of the program. Residential ... continue reading
  • More Working Class Americans Hooked on Cognitive-Boosting Drugs

    I had just started studying for the Bar Exam when I realized the extent of legal information I'd have to retain wasn't humanly possible. Terrified of failing, I sought outside help in the form of a small white pill: Adderall . Within minutes of ...

    ... years into my career, I often wonder, would I be better at my job if I had the daily cognitive boost I had back ... then? If so, have many in the working class gone this route? The Dangerous Quest for Productivity ... continue reading
  • The Dangers of At-Home Detox

    How Does Detoxing from Drugs and Alcohol Work? Detoxing from drugs and alcohol can take place in a number of settings, and while it may be tempting to try it at home, a medically-supervised detoxification can help minimize unpleasant withdrawal ...

    ... Work? Detoxing from drugs and alcohol can take place in a number of settings, and while it may be tempting to try it at ... benzodiazepine with a short half-life such as Xanax), you may be first switched to another that ... continue reading
  • Clonazepam Abuse

    Introduction to Clonazepam Abuse What Is Clonazepam? Clonazepam is a prescription drug that belongs to a group of medications called benzodiazepines . Clonazepam is known also by the brand name Klonopin . It is the third most prescribed ...

    ... prescribed benzodiazepine in the US, behind alprazolam (Xanax) and lorazepam (Ativan). These medications have very ... signs of Klonopin abuse: Reduced performance at work or school. Abandonment of previously enjoyed ... continue reading
  • 6 Common Sense Tips to Avoid Alcoholism

    Our society is soaked in alcohol. So many activities are drenched with it. This can make it tough to cut back, and easy to overdo it. The good news is, you can take several steps to keep your alcohol consumption in check. Try out the following six ...

    ... ways to prove herself. # 4 Don't Go to Bars Well, duh! This one might seem a bit obvious, but ... hangovers, the “morning after” regrets, the missed days at work. Chris made a concerted effort to shift his social circle ... continue reading
  • Is There Ever a Good Time to Use Benzos?

    Carol had a severe panic disorder. It started when she was assaulted at age 34. She'd tried many medications, but only Xanax helped. She worked closely with her doctor and never abused them, but over time she felt the negative cognitive effects of ...

    Carol had a severe panic disorder. It started when she was assaulted at age 34. She'd tried many medications, but only Xanax helped. She worked closely with her doctor and never abused them, but over time she felt the ... continue reading
  • Prescription Drug Helpline

    Prescription drug abuse is a serious concern that impacts the health and well-being of the people abusing the drugs, as well as their family and friends. Consistent abuse of prescription drugs like opioid painkillers (e.g., oxycodone), stimulants ...

    ... g., Adderall) , and benzodiazepines (e.g., Xanax) leads to physical dependence and addiction, which ... or trading your medication with others. Maintaining your duties at work, school, or home has been more difficult. People ... continue reading
  • The 9 Most Expensive Drugs in America

    Each year, Americans spend nearly $100 billion on illegal drugs such as cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine. These figures do not even account for the billions of dollars that are spent on prescription drugs each year—about $374 billion according ...

    ... of this cost is due to people being less productive at work followed by healthcare costs. #3 Pain Killers According to ... disorders. Brand names you may have hard include Xanax, Klonopin, Ativan, and Valium. In one year ... continue reading
  • Benzodiazepine Abuse

    Benzodiazepines (benzos) are commonly prescribed medications in the United States. In 2017, there were over 120 million benzodiazepine prescriptions dispensed throughout the country. 1 Benzos belong to a larger group of medications known as ...

    ... (Xanax). Lorazepam (Ativan). Clonazepam (Klonopin). Temazepam (Restoril). How Do Benzodiazepines Work? ... functioning in all areas of their lives including at work/school, with their family, and in the community. ... continue reading
  • How to Help an Ecstasy Addict

    Help for Ecstasy Addicts The full name for ecstasy is 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine or MDMA. It is a synthetic drug that has psychoactive effects on users. It is produced and available in many forms. It is similar chemically to the hallucinogen ...

    ... the face of negative consequences, such as decreased performance at work, troubled relationship or financial issues due to using. Withdrawal ... Percocet Suboxone Subutex Tramadol Tussionex Valium Vicodin Xanax Zolpidem continue reading
  • Ways of Helping Someone With Drug or Alcohol Addiction

    Seeking Drug Addiction Help If you have a loved one who is struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, it can be difficult to watch them. You may be wondering how to help them with their substance abuse issues. They might be ready to quit and ...

    ... negative consequences such as failing to meet their obligations at work, home or school. 5 Treatment for drug and ... Oxycontin Painkiller Percocet Suboxone Subutex Tramadol Tussionex Valium Vicodin Xanax Zolpidem continue reading
  • Recognizing a Codeine Overdose

    A national crisis, opioid abuse includes a wide range of drugs—from heroin to any number of prescription medications . Nearly 4 million Americans older than 12—1.4% of the population—abuse prescription pain relievers, including codeine . Half ...

    ... —including other narcotics, benzodiazepines (like Xanax and Valium ), cocaine (including crack ... a car). Your drug use causes problems with relationships, at work, or at school. Being unable to quit or cut down on codeine ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Suboxone Addict

    Help for Suboxone Addiction Suboxone is a medication approved for treating opioid addiction. When taken as prescribed, it can be a beneficial pharmaceutical component of a substance abuse recovery program aimed at managing addictions to opioids ...

    ... that it doesn't happen again. Whether the contributing factors are stress at work, an underlying issue with pain , or family problems , you'll ... Percocet Suboxone Subutex Tramadol Tussionex Valium Vicodin Xanax Zolpidem continue reading
  • Quit Alcohol: 3 Life Changing Reasons

    Alcohol, like food, is a staple of celebration and social gathering in many people's lives. It is also a means to cope with life's stresses. We may turn to a drink to celebrate a birth or mourn a death, to applaud our achievements or drown our ...

    ... weekend or ease the frustrations of a stressful day at work. Alcohol is everywhere and used for just about any ... drink and whether or not you are buying drinks at a bar or for home consumption, you can easily spend hundreds ... continue reading
  • Prescription Opioid Addiction

    Prescription opioids are medications to treat moderate to severe pain after surgery, an injury, or specific medical conditions such as cancer. 1 Prescription opioids have become increasingly accepted as treatment for other types of chronic pain, ...

    ... mental health. Your social relationships. How you function at work, school, and home. Potential financial or legal ... or benzodiazepines such as Valium (diazepam) or Xanax (alprazolam). This lethal combination can result in ... continue reading
  • How to Stay Productive at Work While Still in Recovery

    We live in a very competitive society when it comes to finding a job and keeping it. Even for a person that's never tasted a drop of alcohol, it's still a challenge to find a good job and get accepted into a workplace. It becomes even worse when ...

    ... up inside of you, and don't push yourself too far too soon. A bit of pressure might help you be more productive at work, but too much can simply make you shut down and not be able to do anything. Make a Plan Writing down ... continue reading
  • Shocking Report: Bars and Liquor Stores Impact Suicide Rates

    Suicide is tragic no matter what the circumstances. When compared to the general population, however, reports indicate the heartbreaking act is a staggering 120 times more prevalent among adult alcoholics. As if that weren't enough, alcohol abusers ...

    ... alcohol-related suicides to larger numbers of bars and liquor stores in their community. ... hand 24 hours a day. Medical and psychiatric staff will work with you to create a treatment plan that will lessen symptoms ... continue reading
  • Pay Attention: 7 Red Flags of a Xanax Overdose

    Shannon was feeling even more anxious than usual, so she picked up her Xanax bottle and popped an extra pill. The doctor said to take it only as prescribed, but she figured an extra one wouldn't hurt. Feeling calmer, she decided to drive over to her ...

    ... s friend recognized the signs of overdose and called 911. Unlike Shannon's friend, a lot of us wouldn't recognize the signs of a Xanax overdose if we saw them. This can be a fatal mistake. It's in these situations - when ... continue reading
  • Anxious About Anxiety: Why We Reach for Xanax

    We're an anxious nation. According to data from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders affect 40 million adults in the United States. (The fact that we have an association devoted to anxiety says something about us, ...

    ... is extremely addictive and often abused. In fact, by 2010, over 125,000 annual ER visits were directly related to Xanax abuse . A Medication Nation What's really going on here? Why are we a nation full of anxiety-ridden ... continue reading
  • Find a Substance Abuse Rehab Center or Resource in Diamond Bar, CA

    There is no end to the list of reasons that someone living with an active addiction to their painkiller prescription might use in order to get more pills in Diamond Bar, California. They may claim that the pharmacist shorted them, that they dropped ...

    ... with an active addiction to their painkiller prescription might use in order to get more pills in Diamond Bar, California. They may claim that the pharmacist shorted them, that they dropped their pills down the toilet or ... continue reading
  • Xanax Passes Marijuana as Second-Leading Cause of DUI

    When it comes to driving under the influence of substances that aren't alcohol, marijuana is the biggest concern for many Americans. Colorado has spent millions of dollars on a series of “ Drive High, Get a DUI ” commercials, while Washington ...

    ... the participants were too drowsy to continue. Peter Hendricks, a chemical psychologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, said that even those who take Xanax as prescribed “can be impaired even if it's in the ... continue reading
  • Xanax Addiction Treatment

    Xanax Addiction is widespread! The more common a drug becomes the greater chance it has at becoming abused by the general public. Xanax is a commonly prescribed short-term drug used to treat severe anxiety and panic disorders, though due to its now ...

    ... Addiction is widespread! The more common a drug becomes the greater chance it has at becoming abused by the general public. Xanax is a commonly prescribed short-term drug used to treat severe anxiety and panic disorders ... continue reading
  • Fake Xanax is Here…And It’s Deadly

    We're feeling the anxiety these days and an increasing number of people are turning to drugs like Xanax - a mild sedative used to treat anxiety - as a way to better function in their daily lives. But with more users, the likelihood of abuse also ...

    ... scientists can't tell the difference just by looking at them. That's just how good these counterfeiters have become at manufacturing Xanax dupes. Late last year, at least nine people in the San Francisco area fell ... continue reading
  • New Programs Aimed at Appalachian Opioid Crisis

    A crushing avalanche is crippling Appalachian communities, but it's not the mountainous disaster you might think. This avalanche is a deadly onslaught of opioids . In 2014, the seven Appalachian states accounted for more than a fifth of nationwide ...

    ... have twice as many people living below the poverty line. Dr. Carl R. Sullivan III, addiction services director at West Virginia University School of Medicine, points out that many employees in this region are blue-collar ... continue reading
  • Does Your Personality Put You at Risk for Addiction?

    Are certain personality types more prone to substance abuse? Although it certainly seems so, this question has been the focus of debate for some time. It used to be believed that addiction could be explained by way of the two contrasting personality ...

    ... other studies show there's no difference in the risk of addiction between the two personality types at all. Researchers are searching for a more accurate representation of traits, meaning that simply classifying a person ... continue reading
  • A Closer Look at the History and Use of Cocaine

    Cocaine is a popular CNS (central nervous system) stimulant that is naturally derived from the cocoa plant, which is most commonly grown in South America's Andean region. Though its proper, chemical name is benzoylmethyl ecgonine (C17H21NO4), users ...

    ... inject cocaine, like all IV drug users, are at risk of developing dangerous infections directly related to use ... the 1970s, where the drug fueled all-night parties at such iconic establishments as Studio 54 in New York City ... continue reading
  • How Kids Get Hooked on Drugs at Such a Young Age

    It's every parent's fear: their kids doing drugs. In general, most kids will try something before the age of twenty, and it's a fairly natural part of experimenting with the world around them. However, some kids will have an addiction problem before ...

    ... abuse treatment if another drug is affecting your ability to work or generally live life. A child of an addicted ... if your kid is bored and able to browse the Internet at will, it's quite likely that he or she is likely ... continue reading
  • Surviving Mother's Day One Breath at a Time

    Mother's Day - those two words once brought memories of cards and flowers, crabs and beer. It's a time when families come together in the name of celebrating motherhood. For me, this day hosted three generations laughing and loving. Our time was ...

    ... Ripped My Heart Out Each year, we gathered at my house - grandmothers, aunts, mothers-in- ... passenger on that plane…and I will take care of myself one breath at a time. * Submitted by Mary Beth Cichocki Learn More Find out ... continue reading
  • Drugs at School: Are Zero-Tolerance Policies Really Working?

    Adopted over 20 years ago, zero-tolerance drug policies still dominate the conduct codes of most American public schools. In fact, the U.S. Department of Education reports an estimated 88 percent of schools enforce these policies. Zero-Tolerance as ...

    ... the regions are similar in demographics, the school systems are worlds-apart in drug policy . A Look at the Numbers Overall, Washington schools employed a more punitively policy to drug use with frequent harsh penalties ... continue reading
  • Addiction and Your Hormones: Pointing the Finger at Estrogen

    Could a hormone imbalance be to blame for your chemical dependency ? The answer might surprise you. If you're a woman, chances are you're familiar with the effects of a fluctuating estrogen level. Symptoms such as fatigue, anxiety, and depression ...

    ... frequently relapsing, lacking the energy or motivation to complete your treatment program , or feeling stressed out at the thought of long-term sobriety, get your levels checked. Taking your hormones into account from ... continue reading
  • New Bone Loss Study Points the Finger at Marijuana

    “We have known for a while that the components of cannabis can affect bone cell function, but we had no idea up until now of what this might mean to people who use cannabis on a regular basis.” - Prof. Stuart Ralston , Centre for Genomic and ...

    ... 30th birthday. After menopause, women tend to lose about a fifth of their bone mass over six years. Men are at risk, too. Studies show that 25 percent of men over 50 suffer from broken bones due to osteoporosis. Now, let ... continue reading
  • Alcohol Poisoning Deaths are Occurring at an Alarming Rate

    The perception that it's the college crowd most given to binge drinking and alcohol poisoning has just been proven false, thanks to a study recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Cause of a Deadly Problem Of ...

    ... 64 with the highest incidence aged 45-54, according to the report findings . “Most previous studies have looked at college kids and young people, but the problem is bigger than that,” said Dr. Robert Brewer, head of the ... continue reading
  • Doctor Shopping…at the Local Vet's Office?

    The United States is in the midst of an opioid epidemic ; each day, 91 people die of an opioid-related overdose . It has gotten so bad that some people are willing to do whatever it takes to get high - even taking medication that's prescribed to ...

    ... consume and dispose of opioids, veterinarians should also do the same. The veterinarian's association is working with Ryan's office and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to create handouts with this pertinent ... continue reading
  • What's In My Baggie? Documentary Highlights the Danger of Mystery Drugs Sold at Music Festivals

    Let's face it; drug users never really know what their drug dealers are selling them. But now more than ever, users are reeling from the negative impact of “misrepresented” drugs being sold. And music festivals are by far one of the most ...

    ... lives. What's In My Baggie begins with a narrator who tells viewers that each time he purchased Molly (MDMA) at a music festival, he used a drug kit to test the product. What the narrator discovered was alarming. Every ... continue reading
  • Substance Use at Live Music Events

    If you're gearing up for a music festival, there are some things you probably want to ensure you have with you. Most veterans will recommend not leaving the house without comfortable shoes, sunscreen, and a bottle of water. Unfortunately, something ...

    ... ,306 . It's OK to want to let your hair down at live music events - but one can still enjoy live music experiences ... ask that you ensure a link back to this page so that our authors receive proper credit for their work. continue reading
  • A Look at the Physical Anatomy of an Overdose

    A drug overdose occurs when the body has been overloaded with either prescription medication or an illicit substance. Under normal circumstances, our body's metabolism would be able to detoxify the substance in order to avoid its potentially harmful ...

    ... . With that in mind, let's take a look at what happens to your body during an overdose situation when ... anxiety. Focusing on the central nervous system, sedatives like Xanax and Valium , slow down brain and body functions. ... continue reading
  • Over 1 in 10 Americans admit they have had a drinking problem at one stage of their life

    Based on a survey of 2,560 Americans (aged 21+; Google surveys August 2020). State % Alabama 4 Alaska 29 Arizona 17 Arkansas 12 California 19 Colorado 23 Connecticut 10 Delaware 15 Florida 18 Georgia 10 Hawaii 14 Idaho 25 Illinois 14 Indiana 11 Iowa ...

    ... people with a history of problematic drinking habits are more at risk of relapse** during this time as their daily ... be disrupted due to pandemic protocols, such as working from home. DrugAbuse.com, a provider of drug ... 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 ...

    ... : Although some people misuse Adderall, most do not. If you believe Adderall is essential to performing at a high level at work, talk to a trustworthy co-worker or friend about what you're feeling. Hiding Your Use : ... continue reading
  • Find a Substance Abuse Rehab Center or Resource in Sayreville, NJ

    Someone who recognizes they need help with addiction is taking an important step toward recovery, but fears about how they're going to pay for rehab may deter them from seeking treatment. In those cases, it is more important to consider the cost of ...

    ... costs the United States more than $740 billion each year in crime, health care, and lost productivity at work. 2 Research has shown that early intervention is key to treating substance abuse disorders. Due to the wide ... continue reading
  • Find a Substance Abuse Rehab Center or Resource in West New York, NJ

    West New York, New Jersey, sits on the New Jersey coast, just across the river from Manhattan. Despite its convenient location and the majestic views it enjoys, the city fights a battle with drug use. Back in 2014, the town had 148 substance abuse ...

    ... it severely interferes with various aspects of your life. 4 For example, you might encounter serious consequences at work or school, lose personal relationships, or even suffer health issues. Whether you suffer from a ... continue reading
  • Frequently Asked Questions About Finding Help for Drug Abuse

    How do I know if I need help? Sometimes it's difficult to tell if you're addicted to a substance, and you may be wondering if you need professional help. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders outlines the signs of a substance use ...

    ... effects. You have a strong craving or urge to use the substance. You fail to fulfill responsibilities at work, school, or home because of the substance use. You consistently use the substance regardless of negative ... continue reading
  • Dexedrine Abuse

    Dexedrine is the brand name for an extended-release formulation of dextroamphetamine, a central nervous system stimulant prescribed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Dextroamphetamine is also one of the active ...

    ... adult population. These populations may take Dexedrine in a misguided attempt to improve their performance in school or at work. 1,2 They may also use stimulants to stay awake during social gatherings and parties. 1 NIDA ... continue reading
  • Drug Use and the Pancreas

    The pancreas plays a major role in the body's digestive system. From blood sugar regulation to digestion, the pancreas is constantly hard at work. However, the pancreas can become inflamed and, over time, accumulate scarring and damage as a result ...

    ... in the body's digestive system. From blood sugar regulation to digestion, the pancreas is constantly hard at work. However, the pancreas can become inflamed and, over time, accumulate scarring and damage as a result of ... 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 ...

    ... 6 . These symptoms can cause significant impairment and distress in a user's life, interfering with functioning at work, school, or in social settings 6 . Peyote has various short-term effects on the brain, similar to ... continue reading
  • Snorting Fentanyl

    Fentanyl is a pain-relieving substance with two main uses 1 : Treating significant acute, post-operative pain following surgery. Treating chronic or breakthrough pain in people that no longer respond to other narcotic medications. Like morphine, ...

    ... than intended. Failed attempts to stop or reduce use. New or worsening problems meeting demands at work, home, school, or in the community. Shifting interests and activities. Changing relationships or increased conflict ... continue reading
  • The Harmful Effects of Drugs and Alcohol

    It should come as no surprise that drugs and alcohol can have negative effects on your life. Although sometimes it may be difficult to imagine, the abuse of these substances can change everything from your body to your bank account. This can include ...

    ... , especially when you're using a lot and constantly. Substance abuse also impacts your productivity and success at work and in school. The time spent searching for, using and recuperating from drugs can be better spent ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Ultram Use

    Ultram (trade name: tramadol ) is an opiate analgesic typically prescribed for pain that is moderate to moderately severe. When introduced, it was regarded as having a very low potential for addiction; however, its instance of abuse and dependency ...

    ... Strained relationships with family and friends. Financial hardship. Mood changes/suicidal thought. Decreased ability to function at work or school. Don't let addiction to Ultram ravage your life. You can get help before ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Phenobarbital Use

    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 sometimes indicated in the ...

    ... from multiple doctors or on the street. Social withdrawal. Financial problems. Decreased performance at work or school. Phenobarbital Dependency Phenobarbital addiction does not usually occur within the circle of ... continue reading
  • Dealing with Roxicodone Addiction

    The risk of addiction is not limited to the use of illicit substances like heroin or cocaine. Legal drugs have the potential to cause devastating addiction, as well, even if they were initially legitimately prescribed. The Substance Abuse and Mental ...

    ... success? Do people complain about your use or threaten to end their relationship with you? Has your standing at work or school changed for the worse? Are you having new financial or legal stress? Do you find yourself ... continue reading
  • Workplace Drug Abuse

    The Problem of Workplace Drug Abuse Of all drug users, 68.9% are employed and active in the workplace, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) . Additionally, 1/3 of all employees are aware of illegal sale of drugs ...

    ... people. This is a deadly concoction when on the job. In fact, 10-20% of American workers who die at work have a positive result when tested for drugs or alcohol. A study by OSHA states that the most dangerous occupations ... continue reading
  • Let’s Talk Truth: Exactly How Long Do Drugs Stay in Your System?

    If you throw back a beer on Friday night, it's out of your system by Monday morning. But, what about other drugs? Most drugs linger a bit longer than alcohol. In fact, some of them stick around for a long time. This slower processing can surprise ...

    ... his partying around it. Kevin now assumes he's in the clear, as long as he doesn't use cocaine at work. Cocaine stays in your system for 48 hours. After a late night of Wednesday debauchery, a Friday morning drug screen ... continue reading
  • How to Treat Librium Addiction

    Librium, the trade name for the benzodiazepine chlordiazepoxide, is a tranquilizer that, when misused, may become addictive and cause increasing negative effects as a result of usage that only worsen with time. Going through benzodiazepine addiction ...

    ... and/or in higher doses than prescribed 7 . Librium works in the brain to change the level of activity of ... unable to control or stop using it. Difficulty functioning at work, school or home due to Librium use. Using it ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Demerol Addict

    If you suspect that a loved one is abusing Demerol or you know someone who is trying to quit using, there are ways that you can help. How to Approach an Addict It is important to understand how to address the situation in a supportive manner. Here ...

    ... drug. Forging prescriptions. Becoming highly defensive when drug use is brought up. Neglecting obligations at work, school or at home. Spending a majority of your time finding and using Demerol. Using Demerol when doing ... continue reading
  • The Thief: 7 Things Addiction Steals From Us

    Addiction is much more than a psychological or physical reliance on substances or behaviors; it's a physical, emotional and spiritual issue that puts blinders on our perspective, corrodes our value systems, and compromises our ability to prioritize ...

    ... . 2. Success Whether it's performing well at work, honing our talents or continuing to learn, old ... that reflect our internal drive. Addiction is very good at stealing our passions and diminishing the quality of our ... continue reading
  • Is Alcohol Wreaking Havoc on Your Sexual Performance?

    Alcohol is often viewed as an aphrodisiac, but this label is far from the truth. While drinking may lower social inhibitions and increase the likelihood of poor impulse control, alcohol actually reduces sexual performance. Believe it or not, a great ...

    ... alcohol results in sexual dysfunction. In fact, the leading cause of impotence is alcohol abuse. Alcohol at Work Inside the Body Alcohol is a depressant; as you drink, your body systems slow down considerably. Ultimately ... continue reading
  • How to Treat Actiq (Fentanyl) Addiction

    Actiq is the brand name for an analgesic lozenge (on a stick like a lollipop) that contains the opioid drug fentanyl —a powerful synthetic opioid which, when rapidly absorbed through the oral mucosa (along with being slowly absorbed through the GI ...

    ... Actiq, you may: 7 Keep using the drug despite it causing relationship problems. Be unable to maintain commitments at work, home, or school because of substance use. Use the drug more or in greater amounts than intended ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Ritalin Use

    Is Ritalin Bad For You? Ritalin (generic name: methylphenidate) is a stimulant prescribed to reduce the effects of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). It is also sometimes prescribed for the ...

    ... to seek drugs, such as by seeing multiple doctors. Withdrawal from family and friends. Decreased performance at work or school. Impaired judgment and changes in priorities. Ritalin Dependency Again, Ritalin dependency is ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Methoxetamine Use

    Is MXE Harmful? MXE, also known as methoxetamine, is a substance with similar chemical properties to ketamine and phencyclidine (PCP) , two illicit drugs known for their hallucinogenic and dissociative properties 1 . MXE is an odorless, white powder ...

    ... time acquiring, using, or recovering from the drug. Strong urges to use. Difficulty carrying out responsibilities at work, home, or school because of drug use. Continuing to use despite problems in relationships. Giving ... continue reading
  • Tramadol Addiction

    Tramadol is an opioid analgesic medication prescribed for pain relief. 1 Used as prescribed, tramadol can be effective for managing moderate to moderately severe pain. 1 Like other prescription opioid painkillers, it has the potential for misuse, ...

    ... loved ones over using tramadol. Failing to meet expectations at work, school, or home due to your use of ... adults, as long as there is another family member to work with the person in therapy. 14 If you or someone ... continue reading
  • 4 Physical Signs You're Addicted to Ritalin

    Ritalin is a stimulant drug used to treat attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and narcolepsy. It's classified by the Drug Enforcement Administration as a Schedule II narcotic — meaning it's in the ...

    ... figured he could stop using the pills once he got to a better place financially and things slowed down at work. Unfortunately, he might never get the chance. Darren felt his heart suddenly start to race. He was hit with ... continue reading
  • Methadone Programs: A Bad Treatment Plan for Addicted Parents?

    When it comes to the negative effects of substance abuse , addiction casts a wide net. Addicted parents, in particular, are faced with a unique set of challenges, as an opiate dependency ultimately affects the whole family. For thousands of parents ...

    ... a parent's addiction impacts their children. Most of the children of study participants had struggled in school or at work, had abused drugs and/or had a criminal record. Only 24 percent of the children met criteria for ... continue reading
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy

    What is DBT? Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) is a branch of psychotherapy that is rooted in the principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) with several modifications and additions. The treatment style was developed originally to aid those ...

    ... than targeting extreme symptoms like chronic suicidality, the treatment will focus on the relationship conflicts, problems at work, life goals, and more mild mental health symptoms that most people experience. Stage 4 ... continue reading
  • Couples’ Drug and Alcohol Rehab for Addiction Treatment

    Substance misuse is a serious issue when it affects just 1 member of the family, but it can be even more problematic when it affects 2 people who are in a relationship, live together, or are married. Drug and alcohol rehab for couples is crucial for ...

    ... than originally intended. Failing to meet obligations at work, home or school because of substance use. ... has been completed. A couple will need to continue to work on their recovery for the rest of their lives, which ... continue reading
  • Naltrexone for Addiction Treatment

    Deciding to get help for opioid addiction can be life changing. Addiction is treatable, and rehabilitation for a substance use disorder can greatly benefit recovery efforts. Medications can be incorporated into addiction treatment to help reduce ...

    ... sometimes catastrophic consequences, including threatening your physical health and impacting your ability to function at work, in relationships, and in the community. 4 Effective treatment recognizes and addresses the ... continue reading
  • Snorting Valium

    Valium is a prescription sedative medication that falls into the class of drugs known as benzodiazepines 1 . Also available as generic diazepam, Valium is prescribed in pill form to treat anxiety and panic symptoms 1,2 . When taken as prescribed, it ...

    ... , using, or recovering from Valium. Strong urges (cravings) to use. Failure to fulfill responsibilities at work, school, or home. Continuing to use Valium despite relationships problems. Giving up important activities ... continue reading
  • Snorting Ambien

    The sleep-aid Ambien (generic name: zolpidem) is a prescription medication used in the treatment of insomnia in adults 1 . It works by slowing down brain activity to help users fall and stay asleep. Zolpidem is similar in structure and effects to ...

    ... and using the drug. Escalating conflicts with loved ones. Experiencing more difficulty maintaining responsibilities at work, home, and school. Worsening mental health or physical health symptoms. Certain physical signs ... continue reading
  • Librium Abuse

    Librium, which is the brand name for chlordiazepoxide, is a prescription medication that belongs to a class of controlled substances called benzodiazepines . It is a central nervous system (CNS) depressant, meaning it slow down brain activity. ...

    ... abuse can severely impact all facets of a user's life, causing difficulties at work, school, or home. Users may have excessive work or school absences, leading to poor performance. Familial or social problems, such as ... continue reading
  • What Is Crack Cocaine?

    Crack cocaine is an addictive stimulant drug that is the rock crystal form of powdered cocaine. 1, 2, 5 Crack cocaine is a more potent form of cocaine that is processed so that it can be smoked, which provides an immediate high. 5 The name ...

    ... worsened by crack use. Having trouble handling obligations at work, school, or home because of your use of ... a free, confidential helpline that you can reach 24/7 at . Call today to speak to a caring admissions navigator ... continue reading
  • Why Are Prescription Stimulants So Addictive?

    Prescription stimulants are very prevalent pharmaceutical agents, frequently used for the management of narcolepsy and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Drugs that fall in this category include: Dextroamphetamine and amphetamine ...

    ... and Alcohol Abuse found people who were exposed to smoking at a young age were more likely to become addicted to ... might include situations such as: Unexpected stress at work. Conflict with loved ones. Being around people ... continue reading
  • Buprenorphine

    Opioid addiction can be very difficult to overcome, especially due to severe withdrawal symptoms and cravings that can occur during the recovery process. Buprenorphine is a prescription medication that is used to treat opioid withdrawal symptoms, ...

    ... including increased utilization of healthcare services, damage to the health of individuals, lost productivity at work, legal issues, and financial problems. Opioid misuse has been driving significant increases in fatal ... continue reading
  • Heroin Relapse

    Heroin Relapse is Common Heroin addiction is very powerful and, because of its interaction with opioid receptors and reinforcing influence on your brain's reward centers, results in such profound feelings of euphoria and pleasure that it sometimes ...

    ... intellect to keep you sober. Acting and feeling out of control in your day-to-day life , such as at work or in relationships. Thinking negative or dysfunctional thoughts, such as “I'll never be able to stay clean.” Not ... continue reading
  • Effects of Desoxyn Abuse

    Desoxyn is a prescription drug that is indicated to treat two conditions 1,2 : Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children 6 and older. Exogenous obesity (obesity due to overeating) in individuals 12 years old or older (on a ...

    ... social groups. Failure to maintain commitments and complete important tasks. Unexpected mood changes. Reduced performance at work or school. Inability to stop or control use. Withdrawal Treatment The period of time over ... continue reading
  • Effects of Hydromorphone Abuse

    Hydromorphone (brand names: Dilaudid, Exalgo) is a powerful semi-synthetic opioid painkiller used in both hospital settings and as part of a long-term treatment regimen for significant pain in opioid-tolerant individuals. Depending on the needs of ...

    ... e.g., crushed), allowing the full effects to be experienced at once 1,2 . The overwhelming high that results from ... Declining interpersonal relationships . Decreased performance at work and school. Inability to reduce or ... continue reading
  • Smoking Marijuana While Pregnant

    Effects of Marijuana on a Developing Fetus Although marijuana is one of the most widely used illicit drugs, there is limited data on the prevalence among pregnant women. One report estimated marijuana use during pregnancy to be anywhere from 2-5% 1 ...

    ... , you may want to consider entering a drug addiction treatment program that is skilled at working with pregnant women. There are several options when it comes to marijuana addiction rehab. Inpatient treatment programs ... continue reading
  • Drunk in the Moment: We Can’t Drink Reality Away

    It's a typical scenario: You had an awful day at work, so you hit the town with a group of friends, intent on drinking and dancing the night away. As you're downing a sixth shot of tequila in what will undoubtedly be an eight-shot series, you turn ...

    It's a typical scenario: You had an awful day at work, so you hit the town with a group of friends, intent on drinking and dancing the night away. As you're downing a sixth shot of tequila in what will undoubtedly be an ... continue reading
  • Positive Workforce Drug Tests Increase for the First Time in a Decade

    A shocking new report released by Quest Diagnostics reveals that the percentage of positive drug tests among American workers has increased for the first time in over a decade. Increased stress in the workplace, a lack of job security, and the trend ...

    ... , absenteeism, injuries, fatalities, theft, or low employee morale, drug abuse can cause problems at work including: After-effects of substance use (withdrawal) affecting job performance Preoccupation with obtaining and ... continue reading
  • Does Opioid Addiction Cause Sexual Dysfunction in Men?

    A new study out of India has found that most men suffering from opioid addiction are also dealing with sexual dysfunction as a result. The research paper, titled “Sexual Dysfunction in Men Seeking Treatment for Opioid Dependence: A Study from ...

    ... were observed, 100 of whom were addicted to opioids for at least a year and 50 healthy participants with no addiction history ... Mood swings Social isolation Decreased performance at work or school Hallucinations If you or ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Hash Addict

    How to Approach a Hash Addict It is extremely difficult to watch loved ones or close friends with any type of addiction continue to engage in potentially destructive behaviors. Many struggle with whether to confront their loved one and how to go ...

    ... hashish in situations where I knew that I shouldn't have, such as operating an automobile, operating machinery, at work, or at school? Do I find myself thinking about using it nearly every day? Do I spend the majority of ... continue reading
  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

    What is REBT? Rational emotive behavior therapy ( REBT ) is a psychological orientation created by Albert Ellis in the mid-1950s that puts the focus on thoughts and beliefs . Ellis created this orientation in response to the prevalent therapeutic ...

    ... Your spouse comes home late. B - You believe your spouse is a loving and caring person, and maybe they got caught up at work. C - You feel happy to see them and ask if they had a nice day. A - Your spouse comes home late ... continue reading
  • Roxy Drug Abuse

    Roxicodone (often called “roxies”, “roxys” or “blues”) is one of the brand names for oxycodone, a powerful opioid prescription painkiller. Roxicodone is prescribed to alleviate pain that cannot be managed by non-opioid pain relievers. As ...

    ... than the body can manage, and it can occur at any time . Roxicodone overdose can lead to fatal respiratory ... During periods of addiction, attendance and performance at work and school may begin to decline. Financial ... continue reading
  • Tussionex Abuse

    Tussionex is a prescription medication that includes a combination of chlorpheniramine, an antihistamine 1 , and the opioid painkiller hydrocodone . It is prescribed to treat respiratory symptoms, such as coughs, related to allergies or colds 1 . ...

    ... from its effects, or obtaining more. Experiencing strong cravings to use it. Failing to fulfill responsibilities at work, home, or school due to Tussionex use. Continuing to use it even after experiencing negative ... continue reading
  • Peyote Drug Addiction

    Peyote (“buttons,” “mesc,” “cactus”) is a cactus plant consumed for its hallucinogenic properties and ability to alter a user's thoughts, feelings, and perceptions 1 . The top of the cactus plant that protrudes from the ground (the ...

    ... of time obtaining, using, or recovering from the drug. Craving the drug. Failing to uphold responsibilities at work, home, or school because of drug use. Continuing to use despite interpersonal or physical/mental health ... continue reading
  • Are You an Enabler?

    What Is an Enabler? Enabling is a term that can be thought of in a positive or negative light, but when we talk about enabling in terms of addiction and recovery, it usually has a negative connotation. When someone is struggling with addiction, an ...

    ... “keep an eye on them.” Enabling behavior is often disguised as trying to help. Covering for someone at work, taking care of their kids or other obligations, and making excuses for their behavior are natural reactions to ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Subutex Addict

    Understanding Subutex Subutex is a partial opioid agonist that is used to treat opioid dependence. It is utilized as a detox and maintenance medication in some cases of opioid abuse . It competes at the same sites of interaction - opioid receptors - ...

    ... misuse? Have you neglected your family due to your use of Subutex? Have you experienced negative consequences at work or been fired because Subutex use? Have you engaged in illegal activities to obtain Subutex? Have you ... continue reading
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