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The Addictive Effects of Benzodiazepines

Benzodiazepines are powerful drugs that create both physical and psychological addictions Countless people have relieved psychological symptoms by using benzodiazepines, a relatively new medication. Casually known as benzos, these drugs sedate the brain by enhancing gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). In moderate doses, this drug can cause the following effects: Sleep induction Anxiety relief Muscle...

Protecting Yourself from Alcohol in Recovery

Staying sober after addiction treatment can be a challenge, so protect yourself from alcohol to see long-lasting recovery Many people turn to addiction specialists for recovery help once they realize that a substance (be it legal or illegal) has become difficult to control and causes problems of one sort or another in their lives. Although degrees of addiction, sorts of substances used and other factors vary widely...

When Depressants and PTSD Mix

When Depressants and PTSD Mix Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a condition caused by trauma. Any devastating event can generate feelings of despair and powerlessness, emotions that can set the stage for this disorder. The following situations readily induce this disorder: Sexual abuse Natural disasters, such as tornados or floods Neglect Rape Crashes Physical abuse Most people can work through their...

The Relationship between Antipsychotic Medication and Addiction

Many people mistakenly believe that antipsychotic medications are addictive, but this is false. Unfortunately, this belief may prevent some people from taking this drug, even if they would truly benefit from the medications. If you know someone who needs to take an antipsychotic, learn about those drugs and their effects to determine how recovery can help you recover. Are Antipsychotics Addictive? Some people become...

Prescription Abuse and Drug Interactions

The abuse of prescription drugs is not only illegal, but can be extremely dangerous or even deadly. Any instance of prescription drug use that is not recommended or ordered by a doctor is considered drug abuse. This includes increasing a dosage without a doctor’s consent, taking a medication more frequently than prescribed, and attempting to obtain more medication than is prescribed. Often, patients don’t intend...

If I’m Addicted to Alcohol Can I Use Prescription Pills?

Many prescription drugs can become highly addictive or even deadly when combined with alcohol. It is vital for those who are addicted to alcohol to be careful about taking prescription medications. Consulting your doctor is the most reliable way to tell if your medications are safe to combine with alcohol. How to Prevent Hazardous Drug and Alcohol Interactions You can help prevent a drug and alcohol combination that...

Can I Take Uppers if I’m Addicted to Prescription Drugs?

Combining drugs is risky, and even with medical supervision can lead to unexpected reactions. Combining drugs without a doctor’s support is even more dangerous, and, if you are addicted to prescription drugs, you are already in a state of compromised health. Combining Uppers and Downers Can Be Deadly Prescription drug addictions may involve drugs such as the...

Dangers of Mixing Rx Drugs with Alcohol

If you’ve ever consistently taken any over the counter or prescription medication, you’ve probably noticed multiple labels on the box, bottle or tube warning the user not to mix the drug with alcohol. While this is commonly disregarded by many, the act of intentionally mixing powerful prescription substances with alcohol is extremely popular among recreational drug users. Mixing Alcohol with CNS Depressants...

Dangerous Combinations of Prescription Drugs

According to the Census Bureau, in the last ten years the number of prescription drugs purchased in the United States has increased 39%. Most people are aware of the following recommendations when taking prescriptions medication: Always tell your doctor and pharmacist about other medications and supplements you’re taking Read, understand and follow all directions Ask your doctor or pharmacist any questions...

Lorcet Abuse Help

Lorcet is a mild pain medication that also reduces coughing. Lorcet is made up of a combination of acetaminophen and hydrocodone. Hydrocodone is chemically similar to morphine. Hydrocodone binds to pain receptors to block them and therefore relieve pain. Lorcet moves very quickly through the bloodstream which can create a sense of pleasure and relaxation. Risks of Lorcet Abuse Lorcet is highly addictive and should...
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