opiate withdrawal

Signs of Opiate Withdrawal

Opiate withdrawal occurs when the drugs, which are usually taken for pain, are no longer taken in the quantities expected by the body. This may be due to long-term use of the medications for legitimate medical purposes or because of prescription drug abuse. Withdrawal symptoms usually start within a few hours of the last dosage…

doctor shopping

What Is Doctor Shopping?

Doctor shopping is obtaining a controlled substance from multiple doctors without informing any of the practitioners. For instance, a patient may take out a prescription for Xanax from a doctor. Afterward, they may take out another prescription for Xanax from a different doctor without telling the physician that they have already taken out a prescription…

students and adderall

College Students and Adderall

Adderall treats adults, teens, and children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Unfortunately, it is common for young people in the US to use it for recreational purposes. Adderall’s effects are similar to those of cocaine. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classifies it as a Schedule II controlled substance due to its addictive nature. Adderall is…

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Commonly Abused Prescriptions

Prescription drug abuse is a nationwide epidemic. This is especially true when it comes to young adults and opioid pain relievers. The Foundation for a Drug-Free World estimates that more than 15 million people in the United States abuse prescription drugs each year. Most people don’t take prescription drugs with the intention of getting hooked…