xanax abuse

Getting Help for Xanax Abuse in Texas

While benzodiazepines serve a meaningful purpose, they are highly addictive and subject to abuse. Millions of Americans struggle with anxiety disorders and take benzodiazepines like Xanax to help manage anxiety and panic attacks. Once they experience the quick, calming relief, they may use the drug anytime they experience stress or discomfort. Xanax can be challenging…

symptoms of oxycodone abuse

Symptoms of Oxycodone Abuse

The wide availability of oxycodone and other prescription painkillers has led to the opioid addiction epidemic in the United States. The bulk of oxycodone use occurs in this country, with millions of residents struggling with prescription drug abuse. Even those who take their prescription opioids as their doctors directed may risk developing dependence or addiction…

what are study drugs

What Are Study Drugs?

The fast pace of today’s modern lifestyles can make it challenging to keep up with all of your obligations. Many people express anxiety over keeping up with work responsibilities, schoolwork, raising children, maintaining their home, and finding time for their loved ones. This is the case regardless of which life stage you are in, with…

methadone withdrawal

How Long Does Methadone Withdrawal Last?

People used to think that methadone was the answer to opiate addiction, but few realized that it could become an addictive substance itself. Even beyond that, there is the question of detoxing from the drug once you start it. What are the symptoms of methadone withdrawal, how long does withdrawal last, and how can you…

oxycodone vs oxycontin

Is There a Difference Between Oxycodone vs OxyContin?

Pharmaceutical companies make a lot of painkillers. Two examples of these are oxycodone and OxyContin. Although these drugs have very similar chemical structures, they aren’t exactly the same. There are several differences between oxycodone vs. OxyContin. If you are suffering from an addiction to opioids such as oxycodone or OxyContin, then it’s time to seek…

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Signs of a Xanax Overdose

Xanax is a prescription medication used to treat conditions such as panic disorders, anxiety, insomnia, and seizures. Used properly, it is safe. However, it is a highly addictive substance and, if misused, it can also lead to life-threatening complications, including Xanax overdose. If you believe your loved one is overdosing, call 911 immediately. If your…

women holding pill in one hand and glass of alcohol in the other, Mixing Adderall And Alcohol

Dangers of Mixing Adderall and Alcohol

Mixing Adderall and alcohol is a risky habit. Adderall, often used to treat Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), is a stimulant. Alcohol is a depressant. When taken together, each drug cancels out the effects of the other. When this happens, the person who’s mixing the two may accidentally overdose on one or both. If you’re currently…

Holding pill bottles for Prescription Take-Back

What is a Prescription Take-Back?

April 24th is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, but what does that mean? For many, it is about going to their medicine cabinets and clearing out all the expired and unused medication. The goal of the day, though, is to address an increasingly troubling public health problem, prescription drug abuse. If you’re suffering from an…

Woman laying her head down showing signs of opiate abuse

Signs of Opiate Abuse

Opiate and opioid abuse continue to be a growing problem in Houston and the surrounding area. In 2018, there was a spike in drug poisoning deaths. Opiates like opioids are highly addictive. Knowing the signs of opiate abuse can be the first step in getting you or someone you love the help they need, like…

effects of painkillers

Long-Term Effects of Painkillers

Painkillers such as opioids are dangerous in the long term for most people. These drugs can cause addiction and dependence. They can also cause physical changes and health complications when taken over a long time. Because of these complications, it’s often best for a person not to use these drugs for extended periods. If you’re…