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…

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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…

Prescription Drug Abuse

Getting Help for Prescription Drug Abuse

In recent years, prescription medications have become the leading cause of overdose deaths in the United States. Many people don’t realize how bad the prescription drug problem currently is because the heroin epidemic is also huge. When people think about drug abuse, they think of drugs like heroin, cocaine, and meth. The reality is that…

xanax addiction

Signs of a Xanax Addiction

Xanax is a brand of alprazolam. Even though doctors prescribe this drug to treat anxiety disorders, it can be addictive like other drugs in the benzodiazepine class. Therefore, recognizing signs of Xanax addiction can reduce the time before you or a loved one begins treatment. Early intervention in addictions can reduce the time required for…

doctor shopping

Dangers Of Doctor Shopping

Doctor shopping refers to when you visit multiple doctors and provide false information to obtain several prescriptions. You may lie about your symptoms, deny receiving a prescription from another doctor, or commit other forms of deception to get prescription medication. Doctor shopping often happens to people with opioid addiction. The problem with opioid addiction is…

students and adderall

College Students And Adderall Abuse

Drug use is a growing trend among young adults, especially certain types of drugs. Students and Adderall seem to go hand in hand on many college campuses. In fact, even younger students may use this drug. It’s not surprising that prescription drug abuse is an issue for young adults, but it is concerning and needs…