Barbiturates vs Benzodiazepines: What’s The Difference?

Barbiturates vs Benzodiazepines: What’s The Difference?

You are getting very sleepy…but is it caused by a barb or benzo? Both substances start with the same letter (and can be bit of a mouthful). Both are in the same drug classification and both have sedating effects on the body that result in a feeling of calm and...
Ambien & Alcohol: Effects & Risks

Ambien & Alcohol: Effects & Risks

What is Ambien? Ambien is a prescription medication used to treat sleep disorders, specifically insomnia. It is classified as a sedative-hypnotic that aids in falling asleep by acting on the CNS. The generic name for Ambien is zolpidem. Although it is not a...
Which Drugs Are Uppers And Downers?

Which Drugs Are Uppers And Downers?

Drugs go by a variety of different names including their generic name, brand name, and street names. “Uppers” and “downers” are informal drug classifications used to describe how a drug affects the central nervous system. “Uppers”...
A Guide to Depressants & Addiction

A Guide to Depressants & Addiction

What Do Depressants Do? A group of drugs that reduce arousal and brain stimulation, depressants may not actually be what you think. They do not directly induce what we all know as depression, rather they have an effect on the central nervous system that produces...
Alternatives To Benzodiazepines For Anxiety

Alternatives To Benzodiazepines For Anxiety

Anxiety is something that we, as human beings, occasionally feel in our lives. In fact, a little bit of anxiety here and there can be a good source of motivation. It can also be a natural warning system telling you when not to do something dangerous. Unfortunately,...