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Is There a Difference between Concerta and Ritalin?

Central nervous stimulants, like Concerta and Ritalin, have been prescribed for decades to help treat the effects of ADHD in adolescents and adults. Many people wonder “is there a difference between Concerta and Ritalin?” Read on to learn more about these medications, how they work, and what to do if you or someone you love […]

Meth Addiction: Facts, Statistics & How Meth Changes You
May 9, 2024

Meth Facts & Statistics Methamphetamine, or meth, is a powerful and addictive stimulant drug. The National Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS) reports that in 2014 approximately 53 people per 100,000 were receiving care at a specialized addiction treatment facility for issues involving methamphetamine. As of 2021, around 6 percent of the American population (aged 12 […]

Is Methylphenidate Anything Like Cocaine?
May 9, 2024

Methylphenidate Vs. Cocaine Methylphenidate is the active ingredient in two major drugs used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): Ritalin and Concerta. Ritalin is the immediate-release form of methylphenidate, whereas Concerta is the extended-release form of the drug. Methylphenidate is classified as a central nervous system stimulant or psychostimulant medication. It is a Schedule II […]

What Does Crack Look Like? How to Identify Crack Cocaine: Look, Feel, and Smell
Apr 25, 2024

What Does Crack Cocaine Look Like? The process of turning cocaine into crack cocaine produces crystals, called “rocks.” These range in color from clear-white or opaque white to off-white or yellow. They vary in size and shape, too. Changes in color may be related to adulterants, including caffeine, sugar, lactose, or other drugs like levamisole, […]

Slang and Nicknames for Cocaine
Apr 15, 2024

The intoxicant is extracted from the coco plant, which originated in the Andean highlands of South America.1 Natives chewed the leaves or brewed them into a tea to combat fatigue for thousands of years before the Spaniards arrived on their doorstep.2 The pure chemical of cocaine hydrochloride was first extracted in the mid 1900s, and it […]

Adderall vs. Modafinil: How Do They Compare?
Apr 12, 2024

Adderall Adderall is the brand name of a combined form of two drugs: amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. This combination of drugs has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and the sleep disorder narcolepsy (a disorder where a person may experience sleep attacks during the […]

Top Reddit Communities for Resources & Recovery
Apr 10, 2024

Struggling with addiction or mental health issues can be overwhelming, and seeking professional help is crucial for recovery. However, building a supportive community can also play a vital role in the journey to sobriety and recovery. Reddit provides a platform where individuals can find solidarity, share experiences, and access valuable resources.  Here, we’ll explore some […]

Non-Opioid Medications for Pain
Apr 10, 2024

Opioid Pain Management Opioids are a class of medications that interact with opioid receptors in the brain to provide pain relief. 1 Commonly prescribed opioid painkillers include oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, and codeine. Brand names include OxyContin, Percocet, and Vicodin.1 When people experience acute pain, such as the pain one might experience after surgery, or from […]

Pseudoephedrine: Side Effects, Safety & Uses of Sudafed
Apr 9, 2024

What is Pseudoephedrine? Pseudoephedrine is a drug that has been most commonly used as an ingredient in the previously over-the-counter medication, Sudafed, which is used as a nasal decongestant. Pseudoephedrine is present in some medications without a prescription, and it is available in drugstores behind the pharmacy counter. The US Food and Drug Administration sets […]

What is a BORG (Blackout Rage Gallon)? The Latest Social Media Trend for College Students
Mar 29, 2024

What is a Borg? Borg, short for “blackout rage gallon,” refers to gallon-sized jugs containing a mixture of alcohol, typically vodka, and flavored water infused with electrolytes. These jugs often feature various drink mixes and flavor enhancers, aimed at reducing hangover symptoms. Originating from social media platforms like TikTok, borgs have gained popularity among college […]

What Is Heroin Cut With?
Mar 29, 2024

As a Schedule I substance, it has no medical use, and it is only available through illicit black markets. Because of this, nobody even really knows what they will get in a substance marketed as heroin. This drug can easily be “cut” with a variety of difference substances. This means that drug dealers will add […]

Identifying Heroin Paraphernalia: Foil, Spoons, Pipes & More
Mar 29, 2024

In its purest form, heroin is a white powder that may look like cocaine or pure amphetamines. Other varieties include a brownish powder and a black tar-like substance; color and texture changes indicate the introduction of impurities or additives. Heroin Paraphernalia & Methods of Use Once drugs like heroin have impurities or additives in them, […]

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