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Ben Higgins Talks About Addiction and Overdose
Mar 26, 2021

As part of a recent episode of Addiction Talk, AAC’s Joy Sutton had the opportunity to sit down with Ben Higgins and discuss his experiences with addiction. A television personality most known for his role on The Bachelor, Higgins struggled for years in secret with an addiction to prescription painkillers. Following the release of his […]

Talk About Prescriptions Month
Oct 21, 2020

October is Talk About Prescriptions Month, and its observance couldn’t come at a better time. During the COVID-19 pandemic, a June survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed dramatic increases in depression, anxiety, and drug use among Americans. Although studies have indicated an increase in alcohol use, experts warn that […]

What Is This Drug Used to Treat?
May 2, 2019

Find Rehab Treatment Near You What Are Opioids For? Opioids are medications prescribed to treat moderate to severe pain, coughing, and diarrhea. Some opioids are manufactured from opiate precursor substances derived directly from the opium poppy plant, while others are entirely lab-synthesized. Users typically experience euphoria, relaxation, and pain relief when taking these drugs.1 Opioid […]

Comparing Meloxicam With Ibuprofen
Feb 15, 2019

What Is Meloxicam? Meloxicam (Mobic) is commonly used to treat chronic arthritis. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved it for use in the United States in 2000, and it is currently prescribed to over 9 million people each year. Unlike ibuprofen, meloxicam can only be obtained through a doctor’s prescription.1 Meloxicam is what’s known […]

Meloxicam Side Effects – Is Meloxicam Addictive?
Nov 30, 2018

What is Meloxicam? Meloxicam (brand name: Mobic) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug used in the treatment of pain, tenderness, swelling, and inflammation. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have many other drugs under their umbrella: ibuprofen, nabumetone, and indomethacin, to name a few. They address problems caused by prostaglandins, chemical compounds in the body that contribute to […]

Drug Scheduling & Classifications (List of Schedule I-V Controlled Drugs)
Apr 28, 2017

These terms are called drug classifications. Per the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), medical professionals and law enforcement officials use drug classifications to delineate a substance’s legality, based on “the drug’s acceptable medical use and the drug’s abuse or dependency potential.” Simply put, classifications help to categorize current and developing drugs, which in turn helps lawmakers, […]

What Are the Health Risks of Mixing Ritalin and Alcohol?
Apr 25, 2017

Why Mixing Ritalin and Alcohol is Dangerous Both Ritalin and alcohol have risks associated with their use. When Ritalin is used according to the parameters of a legitimate medical prescription, the chances of serious side effects are slim, and the same goes for moderate drinking. When these substances are mixed, however, the chances of experiencing […]

Am I Addicted to Painkillers?
Apr 21, 2017

A great deal of prescription medication misuse and abuse involves medications designed to control pain. Painkillers Chronic pain is a major medical issue in the United States. The American Association of Pain Medication reports that over 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. The primary form of treatment for these individuals is use of some […]

Polysubstance Use & Misuse: The Unique Treatment Needs of Polydrug Users
Mar 29, 2017

What is Polysubstance Use? Polydrug use involves the consumption of more than one drug at once. Although polysubstance misuse often refers to Misuse of multiple illicit drugs, it’s also inclusive of prescription medications used in nonmedical circumstances. Polysubstance misuse may also be referred to as: polysubstance abuse and polysubstance addiction In some instances, those on […]

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