Tag Archive

Articles Tagged In:

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 […]

Vyvanse Overdose: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment
Feb 15, 2019

Central nervous system (CNS) stimulant medications like Vyvanse are generally considered to be safe when used as directed under the guidance of a doctor.1 However, they can be misused and present a risk of overdose.2 This article will help answer the question, can you overdose on Vyvanse, and explain what Vyvanse is, Vyvanse overdose symptoms, […]

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, […]

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 […]

Amphetamine Addiction: Uses, Side Effects, and Treatment
Mar 15, 2017

Amphetamine misuse can have serious consequences on an individual’s physical and mental health, relationships, and overall well-being. According to the 2022 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), approximately 4 million people reported prescription amphetamine misuse, and 1.8 million people had a prescription stimulant use disorder.1 This page provides information on the types of […]

Need more info?
American Addiction Centers Photo
Take the first step towards recovery.
American Addiction Centers Photo
Make the process simple. Ensure your benefits cover treatment.
American Addiction Centers Photo
Explore American Addiction Centers locations nationwide.
View Our Treatment Centers