Ambien (generic form Zolpidem), is a sedative hypnotic drug that's used to treat insomnia. Ambien belongs to a category of drugs known as central nervous system depressants. CNS depressants slow down the nervous system and when a person has trouble sleeping due to insomnia, Ambien slows brain activity down allowing an individual to fall asleep. Ambien not only helps a person with insomnia fall...Read Full Article
Muscle relaxants are commonly prescribed to patients along with plenty of rest and physical therapy. There are several different types of muscle relaxants but the type that completely blocks transmission of nervous signals to the muscles are called 'neuromuscular-blockers'. Muscle relaxers are very effective medications because they work by blocking the pain which allows the muscle to heal.
Drug addiction is a very complex disease and is very difficult to treat, and once detoxification is completed (if needed), additional treatment is necessary because detox is just the first step phase of recovery. An effective treatment approach should include an individualized recovery plan that utilizes various effective treatment components to help a person reach and maintain abstinence for the...Read Full Article
An opiate that's gaining popularity among many narcotic drug users may be an alternative choice they'll soon regret. Heroin is already the most abused opiate and the number of users will continue to grow because it's cheap and one of the easiest illegal street drugs to get anymore. Even though opiate painkillers are extremely addictive when they're abused, users have no clue what they're getting...Read Full Article
We don't realize that the way we react to a loved one's addiction can actually make things worse in the long run for them as well as ourselves. When someone we love or care about is struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, the best way to help them is to obtain guidance and support for ourselves first.
Addiction doesn't just affect the individual that abuses drugs or alcohol, their...
In the United States there are around eighteen million people suffering from an alcohol use disorder which includes alcoholism (alcohol dependence) and alcohol abuse. When a person's drinking causes distress or harm in their life, it's diagnosed as an alcohol use disorder. Many people with a drinking problem in the U.S. fall into the category of either alcohol abuse or alcohol dependence and...Read Full Article
Kids are starting to use drugs in their early teens or even younger anymore and parents are having to talk with their children about the dangers involved with substance abuse at a much earlier age then they use to. Certain types of drugs are more commonly used among young people today when they're experimenting with substance use prescription drugs and alcohol are both high on the list.
Meth is More Addictive than 'First Time Users' may think! If chronic meth addicts only realized what their life was going to be like someday after trying the highly addictive and destructive drug for the first time, I'm sure they would have had second thoughts before they used. Just being aware of the side effects alone associated with the abuse of meth would stop most people from trying the...Read Full Article
Fentanyl may not be one of the more commonly abused prescription drugs today but it's definitely a powerful pain medication that's misused for nonmedical reasons and has been linked to many fatal overdoses. Fentanyl is up to a hundred times more powerful than morphine and when abused can lead to a lethal overdose very fast. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid pain reliever and medically used for...Read Full Article
Various types of drugs are used among our youth but some are more commonly abused than others. Every year a Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey is done among almost fifty thousand students in the eighth, ninth and twelfth grades. Results from the 2012 survey among high school students in the 12th grade show prescription medications and marijuana to be the most prevalently used.