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Dangers of Stimulants

Stimulants are a category of drug that come in both prescription and illegal varieties. For instance, stimulants range from caffeine to nicotine to cocaine. Where caffeine is mostly harmless, cocaine is an incredibly dangerous drug, the use of which regularly leads to drug abuse. Stimulant use results in greater alertness, focused attention, and increased energy.…

National Prescription Take-Back Day

National Prescription Take-Back Day

Many people take prescription medications. Sometimes, they will start one and stop it shortly after because of side effects. Other times, they’ll be prescribed more than they need. In those cases, it’s important to return the unused medications to a pharmacy or other approved location. Doing this helps prevent those medications from being used by…

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Most Commonly Abused Opioids in the US

Opioid addiction is a serious public health crisis impacting many areas of the country. Men and women don’t start out hoping to develop an addiction. Yet, circumstances such as over-prescription and chronic pain have led to opioid abuse and addiction, and it can impact people regardless of their financial circumstances, age, or background. For many,…

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College Students and Adderall Abuse

Each year, more college students are diagnosed with mental health conditions such as bipolar disorder and attention deficit disorder. This grants them access to medications such as Vyvanse, Ritalin, and Adderall. Of all these medications, Adderall is the most popular and the most addictive. Adderall abuse has skyrocketed, leading to more college students seeking help…

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Commonly Abused Painkillers in the US

Pain-relieving drugs derived from the poppy plant have done an enormous amount of good for people suffering from serious illness or recovering from surgery. Unfortunately, like any drug, they can also be abused. Prescription painkillers trigger substance abuse problems at a high rate, the data show. What are the commonly abused painkillers, and what can…