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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: Dependence, Constipation, and Headaches
Aug 2, 2018

Oxycodone is a prescription opioid that is commonly used to treat pain in the moderate to severe range. Usually found in tablets or capsules, Oxycodone belongs to a class of drugs known as opiate analgesics. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Oxycodone has been classified as a Schedule II drug since 1970. It is […]

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 & Dangers of Ketamine
Apr 27, 2017

The most serious long-term effect of repeated, high-dose ketamine abuse is a physical tolerance to, and dependence on, the drug. Tolerance means that the person will need to take more of the substance to feel the original effects, and in the case of ketamine, that may lead to very harmful practices to get a more […]

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: Headache, Constipation, and More
Apr 26, 2017

Although it’s derived from the poppy plant, it’s considered a semisynthetic since it’s not natural. Hydrocodone is found in various brand name drugs like Hysingla ER and Zohydro ER, which are extended-release medications given for severe pain. As they are used for round-the-clock pain relief and as long-term pain management solutions, they are often prescribed […]

Side Effects and Long-Term Effects of Methadone
Apr 26, 2017

History of Methadone Use During World War II, German medics used a new, synthetic drug to treat soldiers when morphine stores ran low. The drug, which had been developed a decade before by German scientists Max Bockmühl and Gustav Ehrhart, was lauded as an effective and less addictive substitute for painkillers like morphine and opiates. […]

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 […]

Side Effects of Kratom (Long-Term & Short Term Effects)
Apr 19, 2017

What is Kratom? Kratom is a substance that many people may not be familiar with. The leaves of a tree native to Southeast Asia, kratom has seen a rise in popularity in recent years, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Currently not an illicit substance, kratom can be ordered online in leaf […]

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