Is Rehab the Solution for Alcoholism?

There are many different methods available to get clean if you have made the decision to treat your alcoholism. While typically people associate abuse of drugs, either prescription or illegal, with rehab, it’s important to remember that it is an option for treating alcohol abuse. There are multiple options to … Read More

How to Manage Xanax Withdrawal

If you have made the decision to quit taking Xanax—whether your dependence was based on a long-time prescription, or if you became addicted after taking it recreationally—you are likely to be worried about withdrawals. While withdrawal symptoms are very unpleasant, it’s important to keep in mind, first and foremost, that … Read More

What To Do If You Overdose on Ritalin

Ritalin, which is also sold under the name Concerta, is a prescription drug used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), along with orthostatic tachycardia syndrome and narcolepsy. Like most of the medications used to treat these conditions, Ritalin is a stimulant. Just like with amphetamines and cocaine, it is … Read More

Can You Be Addicted to Marijuana?

The question of whether or not marijuana is addictive has flared and subsided over several decades, ever since the drug was illegalized in the United States. Part of the argument against legalizing it comes from those who suppose the addictiveness of the drug to be very high indeed; those who … Read More

Can You Overdose on Energy Drinks?

With the easy availability of energy drinks of many kinds, it would seem reasonable to assume that these beverages are perfectly safe. However, it is important to note that the active ingredient in most energy drinks is caffeine—usually a very high dose—which is possible to overdose on. While for most … Read More

How to Detox from Adderall

Adderall is an amphetamine-based drug used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as well as narcolepsy. It is also occasionally prescribed for off-label use for conditions such as depression and obesity. As with many prescription stimulants, Adderall is also frequently used illegally—in some cases as a study aid, and … Read More

What To Do When You’ve Taken Too Much Fentanyl

Fentanyl is a very strong synthetic opioid pain medicine that comes in a variety of forms including skin patches, lozenges, pills, shots, nasal spray, and even a film that dissolves in the mouth. Because Fentanyl is prescribed in individuals who already have a strong opioid tolerance, or for those who … Read More