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Are There Risks of Long-Term Damage From Abusing Vyvanse?
Feb 5, 2019

Vyvanse’s Abuse Potential Unlike other drugs that treat ADHD, including Ritalin and Adderall, Vyvanse’s unique chemical design means that it is activated in the body in a different way than other stimulant drugs. Vyvanse is classified as a prodrug. These substances are chemically modified versions of pharmaceuticals that must first undergo an enzymatic conversion to […]

Oxycodone Side Effects & Dangers of Misuse
Aug 2, 2018

Oxycodone is a prescription painkiller that has significant misuse potential.1 In this article, we will discuss oxycodone misuse, its dangers, oxycodone addiction, and how to get help if you or someone you love needs it. What is Oxycodone? Oxycodone is a narcotic, prescription medication that’s used to alleviate pain. This opioid drug is made from […]

Risks, Dangers, and Effects of Alcohol on the Body
Oct 18, 2017

Although alcohol can make a person feel happy, pleasant, and sociable in short periods of time, excessive or chronic, long-term drinking can lead to alcohol dependence or alcohol addiction, officially referred to as an alcohol use disorder. Chronic alcohol use is also associated with other cognitive and mental health issues, including problems with learning or […]

Crystal Meth Side Effects: Short- and Long-Term Effects of Crystal Meth
May 1, 2017

Crystal meth is an exquisitely addictive drug with potent stimulant effects. People often use crystal meth for its relatively long-lasting euphoric high. Typically, individuals smoke or inject crystal meth and experience a high that can last 6-8 hours or more.1 If you, or someone you know, use crystal meth, it is critically important that you […]

Long-Term Side Effects of Cocaine on the Brain & Body
Apr 27, 2017

It is important to get cocaine addiction rehabilitation as soon as possible – not just because of the psychological, financial, and social issues associated with substance abuse, but also because of long-term physical harm caused by the drug. It may also be difficult to know exactly how to help someone who may be struggling with […]

Hydrocodone Side Effects: Lightheadedness, Constipation, and More
Apr 26, 2017

What is Hydrocodone? Hydrocodone, an semisynthetic opioid medication comes in tablet form—in a variety of doses—to be taken orally.1 It is often found in combination with acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Although hydrocodone can be beneficial when taken as directed under a physician’s supervision, as a Schedule II narcotic, under the Controlled Substances Act, it has a […]

Short and Long-Term Effects of Methadone Treatment
Apr 26, 2017

What is Methadone?  Methadone is a long-acting opioid agonist that’s regularly used as a maintenance treatment for opioid use disorders (OUDs) and as an opioid withdrawal medication.1,2 Like other opioids, methadone works by activating opioid receptors in the brain. But due to its more gradual impact on these receptors, methadone effects typically don’t include the […]

Long-Term Effects of PCP Abuse
Apr 20, 2017

Originally developed as a surgical anesthetic in the 1950s, phencyclidine (PCP) can act as a depressant, stimulant, or hallucinogen. It is most often found as a crystalline white, off-white, or yellowish powder, although it can sometimes be found in capsule or pill form, masquerading as a black market prescription drug. PCP is no longer a […]

Kratom: Dangers, Side Effects, and Overdose
Apr 19, 2017

What is Kratom? Kratom refers to the tropical trees native to Southeast Asia trees, known as Mitragyna speciosa, as well as to products that are derived from its leaves, which are sold as herbal supplements.1 Typically taken orally, kratom is legally sold online and in stores in different forms, including capsules, powders, and liquid extracts. […]

Effects of Bath Salts Abuse: Short-Term and Long-Term
Apr 19, 2017

The term bath salts no longer only applies to aromatherapy added to bath water. The slang term is now applied to types of synthetic cathinones, which are highly toxic. Some forms of bath salts are technically legal, though they are highly dangerous. What are Synthetic Cathinones (“Bath Salts”)? Although some forms of synthetic cannabinoids, like […]

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