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Why Is Heroin So Addictive?

Why Is Heroin So Addictive?

Heroin is an illegal drug that activates opioid receptors in the brain to block feelings of pain. It can also produce relaxation and an out-of-body sensation. Most users experience a sense of euphoria while taking the drug, which is why heroin is so addictive....

5 Most Common Drugs Prescribed to Elderly People

5 Most Common Drugs Prescribed to Elderly People

Nearly seven in ten adults ages 45 and older use at least one prescription medication. Some of the most commonly used drug types in the United States include antidepressants, analgesics, antidiabetics, and beta-blockers. Read on to learn about the most common drugs...

Can You Get Addicted to Prescription Xanax?

Can You Get Addicted to Prescription Xanax?

In short, yes, a person can develop an addiction to Xanax. Close to 40% of Xanax users will develop a habit of it. Still, Xanax can effectively treat panic attacks, anxiety, and depression. Unfortunately, the drug is also considered highly addictive. Over 50 million...

How to Enjoy Being Sober In 2022

How to Enjoy Being Sober In 2022

In the early days of recovery, it’s common to find yourself saying things like “I don’t like being sober.” but being sober is amazing when you learn how to like sober life. Many rehab facilities will recommend an aftercare planning program to slowly introduce you to...

How Does Opioid Addiction Start?

How Does Opioid Addiction Start?

Opioids are a class of drugs that produce morphine-like effects. They are effective at treating moderate to severe pain. When used correctly, opioids can be beneficial. However, opioids are considered highly addictive, and misusing opioids increases the risk of...

Drug Overdose: What to Expect

Drug Overdose: What to Expect

A drug overdose can happen after someone takes too much of a drug. This can happen whether they consume over-the-counter, prescription, or illegal substances, and it can occur intentionally or accidentally. In 2019, there were 70,600 drug-involved overdose deaths in...

Is Addiction Considered a Mental Illness?

Is Addiction Considered a Mental Illness?

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, a substance use disorder is a mental disorder that affects a person’s brain and behavior. These changes in the brain’s structure and chemical composition lead to a person’s inability to control their use of...

Can Drug Abuse Cause Bipolar Disorder?

Can Drug Abuse Cause Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorder is a common mental health disorder affecting approximately 5.7 million adults in the United States. Numerous studies have reported a connection between alcohol and drug abuse and bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder is characterized by extreme mood and...

These Are the Strongest Benzodiazepines

These Are the Strongest Benzodiazepines

Benzodiazepines are sedative medications that create calming effects for patients suffering from mental health disorders like anxiety, insomnia, or seizures. It can also be prescribed for alcohol withdrawal symptoms or as a muscle relaxant. However, benzos are highly...

What is Huffing & Why Do People Do It?

What is Huffing & Why Do People Do It?

Huffing is a type of substance abuse that involves inhaling fumes from common household substances, such as hair sprays and aerosols. More properly known as inhalant abuse, this practice is widespread among teenagers and young adults and comes with hazardous side...

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