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Ativan and Alcohol – Dangers of Mixing The Two Substances
Mar 11, 2019

How Does Alcohol Work? When alcohol is consumed, it passes from the digestive tract into the bloodstream, where it is transported throughout the body, including to the brain.1 Once the alcohol enters the brain, it affects a number of different neurotransmitters—specifically, inhibitory (GABA) and excitatory (glutamate) neurotransmitters. It binds to GABA receptors and enhances the […]

How Long Does Klonopin Stay in Your System?
Mar 8, 2019

How Is Klonopin Used? Clonazepam, also known by the brand name Klonopin, is a prescription sedative medication used to treat panic disorder and seizure disorders. Specifically, it is aimed at treating Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, akinetic, and myoclonic seizures.1 Klonopin is in the benzodiazepine class of drugs and is believed to achieve its effects by enhancing the […]

How Long Does Ativan Stay in Your System?
Oct 18, 2018

Ativan is one of the brand names for the benzodiazepine drug lorazepam. Lorazepam is a benzodiazepine drug that is most commonly prescribed for the treatment of clinically significant issues with anxiety and as an anesthetic or preanesthetic, but it may also be useful in treating seizures, as an aid for sleep, and in the treatment […]

How Long Do Benzodiazepines Stay in Your System?
Oct 17, 2018

How Do Benzos Work? Benzodiazepines enhance the effects of the neurotransmitter, gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), which produces a calming effect in the brain.1,4 Neurotransmitters carry information between brain cells. When there is overstimulation in the brain—because of insomnia or anxiety, for instance—individuals take benzodiazepines, which send messages to calm the overstimulated brain, slowing its activity and […]

The Risks of Taking Halcion with Other Drugs
Oct 15, 2018

Halcion is the brand name for the medication triazolam, which is part of the benzodiazepine family of drugs. Other benzodiazepines include: Benzodiazepines are psychoactive drugs that all feature a similar chemical structure: a fusion of a benzene ring and a diazepine ring. All benzodiazepines share at least one of these drug actions: Halcion is one […]

The Big List of Narcotic Drugs
May 8, 2017

Commonly Abused Narcotics & Opioids Below is a brief list of some of the more widely-known narcotics and opioids drugs: Opium Heroin Codeine Oxycodone Hydrocodone Tramadol Morphine Hydromorphone Fentanyl Carfentanil The United States is in the midst of an opioid epidemic. The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) indicates that close to 3 million people battled […]

Dangers of Mixing Klonopin and Xanax
May 2, 2017

Oftentimes, one substance enhances the effects of the other. When people mix drugs, they put themselves at risk of overdose, even more so than when they’re only abusing one substance at a time. Two drugs that are sometimes taken together are Klonopin and Xanax. What Are Klonopin and Xanax? Klonopin is the brand name for […]

Is Counterfeit Xanax Dangerous?
Apr 27, 2017

At first glance, the idea of a counterfeit drug may seem harmless. After all, how much trouble could a fake drug be? From October to December 2015, many people across the United States discovered just how dangerous counterfeit drugs can be, after a counterfeit version of the prescription drug Xanax killed one person and left […]

How Addictive Is Klonopin?
Apr 25, 2017

All benzodiazepines have a great risk of tolerance, dependence, and addiction, but Klonopin is among the most addictive. This anti-anxiety medication has two components that make it a prime target for people struggling with drug addiction: a rapid onset of action and a long half-life. Klonopin enters the bloodstream and makes its way to the […]

Side Effects of Mixing Suboxone and Benzos
Apr 20, 2017

Every medication comes with the potential for side effects, and these side effects are compounded when medications are combined. This is why doctors always need to be made aware of any other medications a person may be taking prior to prescribing a new medication. In some instances, those who take Suboxone to manage opioid addiction […]

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