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Why Is Xanax a Controlled Substance? 
Why Is Xanax a Controlled Substance? 

Xanax is a Schedule IV Controlled substance, meaning it has a low potential for abuse and a low likelihood of addiction. Still, at least 13% of young adults reported misusing Xanax for recreational purposes in the past year. And at least 16% of opioid-related...

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What You Need to Know About Percocet & Alcohol Interaction
What You Need to Know About Percocet & Alcohol Interaction

Alcohol can have serious adverse effects on its own. It can also increase the harmful effects of other drugs in unpredictable and dangerous ways, including prescription medications. Even with a valid prescription, people using medications need to educate themselves...

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Is Ketamine Bad for You?
Is Ketamine Bad for You?

Ketamine is a drug used recreationally by people of all ages. It helps induce a state of sedation, amnesia, and relief of pain, which is why initially, it was used as a sedative. Today, ketamine is becoming widely popular for treating common disorders like depression...

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What You Didn’t Know About Drinking Liquid Codeine
What You Didn’t Know About Drinking Liquid Codeine

Lean, or liquid codeine, has become a popular way to get high. It is often considered harmless because it's prescribed to youths by physicians, but the fact is, it's addictive and dangerous. After all, not everyone raises a red flag for cough syrup medication. This...

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Why Does Ketamine Work for Depression?
Why Does Ketamine Work for Depression?

Depression is one of the fastest-growing mental conditions in recent decades. It affects an overwhelming number of people, and its consequences can be devastating. In fact, depression is the leading cause of disability. More than 15 million adults in the US have...

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Legality Of OxyContin Use & Possession
Legality Of OxyContin Use & Possession

OxyContin is a highly potent painkiller that happens to be among the most commonly abused prescription drugs in the country. In 2013, there were 53 million oxycodone prescriptions filled in the US. This translates to one bottle for every six people in the country. The...

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How Oxycodone Will Make You Feel
How Oxycodone Will Make You Feel

There’s been more than $21 billion worth of OxyContin sold in the US since 2010. As one of the most popular prescription painkillers, oxycodone has been at the top of the opioid epidemic in the US. Understanding how oxycodone makes you feel and recognizing the early...

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These Are the Strongest Benzodiazepines
These Are the Strongest Benzodiazepines

Benzodiazepines, often called “benzos,” are a class of drugs mainly used for treating anxiety. Benzos are psychoactive drugs that work very much like depressants to lower brain activity, making them ideal for treating anxiety, insomnia, and seizures. There are many...

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5 Steps to Recovery From Addiction
5 Steps to Recovery From Addiction

In reality, no two recovery journeys are the same. Just like everyone’s addiction is different, recovery from addiction is too. Nonetheless, there are fundamental steps to help you understand how to recover from addiction. In most cases, it involves recognizing your...

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