What Are the Most Commonly Abused Prescription Drugs?

2019-11-11T14:40:15-08:00November 11th, 2019|

Prescription drug abuse is a massive problem in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States is currently going through a prescription drug abuse epidemic. In 2017 alone, there were more than

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What is the Average Cocaine Addiction Recovery Rate?

2019-10-23T11:10:08-08:00October 23rd, 2019|

First of all, to discuss the average cocaine addiction recovery rate, we're talking about a bit of a misnomer.  Recovery rate simply means the degree of progress towards restoration, which is an individual matter.  It’s personal for you, the addict;

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Pros and Cons of Methadone Medication-Assisted Treatment

2019-10-17T12:20:05-08:00October 17th, 2019|

Is an opioid like Methadone a good substitute for an already addictive, stronger opioid like heroin? Like most black and white questions, the reality is a lot more gray area than you might expect. Methadone is a common medication used

History of Meth Use in Costa Mesa, CA

2019-09-23T15:23:29-08:00September 23rd, 2019|

According to a report issued by the National Institute of Drug Abuse, crystal meth or methamphetamine as it's properly known has become one of the most dangerous drugs not only in Costa Mesa but in the country. The sad fact

Chronic Pain and Opioid Diversion

2019-09-18T20:38:05-08:00September 19th, 2019|

With the ever-increasing number of opioid abuse cases in the United States, we have to look at where so much of this family of drugs are coming from. While heroin does account for a large percentage of the problem, a

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What to Know About Getting a Marijuana DUI in California

2019-09-09T10:56:24-08:00September 9th, 2019|

Marijuana is becoming a more common substance as it gets passed for medical and legal use. Even though pot is more widely acceptable in certain parts of the U.S., it can still be tricky to know where and when to

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Drug Addiction Among Homeless Populations in America

2019-09-04T16:54:15-08:00September 5th, 2019|

The numbеr оf hоmеlеѕѕ реорlе іn thе United States еxсееdѕ thrее-quаrtеrѕ оf а mіllіоn реорlе, аnd аbоut оnе-quаrtеr оf thоѕе аrе youth. Hоmеlеѕѕ реорlе mау bе tеmроrаrіlу оr іntеrmіttеntlу hоmеlеѕѕ, wіth thе сhrоnісаllу hоmеlеѕѕ bеіng rarer. One of the biggest

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Xanax and Alcohol: Two Drugs You’re Never Supposed to Mix

2019-09-04T16:10:30-08:00September 4th, 2019|

Xanax and alcohol are two of the most popular substances used widely across America. From legitimate mental illness relief to substance abuse at parties, Xanax has risen in addiction over the past several decades. Trends for recreational use include combining

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Most Common Side Effects of Drug Abuse in Teens

2019-08-30T13:36:30-08:00August 30th, 2019|

Addiction is never something to take lightly, as it changes brain function and causes chemical imbalances. In an adult brain, these changes can have a damaging effect, but what’s even more damaging is the negative impacts addiction can have on

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What Are the Signs of Flakka Use?

2019-09-20T14:14:43-08:00August 21st, 2019|

Broward County, Florida іѕ оnе of the hаrdеѕt hіt ѕtаtеѕ іn the US fоr dеаthѕ and рѕусhоtіс еріѕоdеѕ frоm а synthetic drug called Flakka. Flakka іѕ а ѕуnthеtіс саthіnоnе, whісh іѕ а сhеmісаl thаt іѕ ѕіmіlаr tо рѕусhоасtіvе dеrіvаtіvеѕ оf

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What Are the Symptoms of Xanax Withdrawal?

2019-08-02T10:34:57-08:00August 2nd, 2019|

Xanax, Valium, and Klonopin are all members of a class of drugs called benzodiazepines. Also called "benzos" for short, these are drugs that exert specific effects on the body’s central nervous system. Traditionally, benzodiazepines were used to treat a variety

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What To Do If A Loved One Has A Fentanyl Overdose

2019-07-29T16:54:56-08:00July 29th, 2019|

Fentanyl іѕ rоughlу 100 tіmеѕ mоrе роtеnt thаn mоrрhіnе аnd 50 tіmеѕ mоrе роtеnt thаn heroin. In fасt, іt іѕ thе mоѕt роtеnt opioid pain rеlіеvеr аvаіlаblе for uѕе іn mеdісаl treatment. Althоugh fentanyl іѕ соnѕіdеrеd ѕаfе аnd еffесtіvе whеn

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