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Valium vs. Xanax – What’s the Difference

Valium vs. Xanax – What’s the Difference

Valium and Xanax are brand names for anti-anxiety medication, and the generic for them are diazepam and alprazolam respectively. They are in the class of medication known as benzodiazepines, or benzos for short. Both are available by prescription only and used to...
Can Oxycontin cause depression?

Can Oxycontin cause depression?

There is much debate around the issue regarding if Oxycontin helps or causes depression; it seems to be a chicken or egg type of issue.  Oxycontin is frequently prescribed to people with depression, as according to a PBS Newshour article “51 percent of opioid...
Can OxyContin cause deafness?

Can OxyContin cause deafness?

OxyContin, the brand name for the generic drug oxycodone, is an addictive painkiller that is a powerful and commonly-used medication for pain relief, according to the article “The Dangers of Oxycodone” on addiction.com.  Abuse of Oxycodone products can lead to many...
Are Oxycontin and Hydrocodone the Same?

Are Oxycontin and Hydrocodone the Same?

Oxycontin is the 12 hour controlled release form of the drug Oxycodone. Both Oxycodone and Hydrocodone are semisynthetic opioids used for pain treatment, and both are highly addictive drugs – the powerful narcotics that are commonly abused, and bought and sold...
What to Do When Valium Stops Working?

What to Do When Valium Stops Working?

Valium is to many, a wonder drug. It’s  an anti-anxiety medication that helps people live a life with little anxiety, and it gives many a quality of life that they did not have prior to it. It helps those with a serious mental illness be able to overcome day to day...
What Is Fentanyl And What Does It Do?

What Is Fentanyl And What Does It Do?

Fentanyl is a dangerous drug that became notorious for killing famous singer Prince in April of 2016. However, it is not a new drug since it was first developed in the 1960’s. Fentanyl has many similar characteristics to morphine, but it is actually 50 to 100 times...
The Reality of Addiction in the Workplace

The Reality of Addiction in the Workplace

When presented through documentaries and reality shows, addiction is often presented as life at its lowest – unemployment, disconnection from family, and eventually death. The real picture of addiction and alcoholism is far more nuanced and covers even those who...
The High Cost of the Opioid Problem

The High Cost of the Opioid Problem

Those of us on the outside of the opioid epidemic may view it only as an alarming moral or health issue, but there are also major economic factors at hand here, which affect the whole of society.  According to the New Yorker article “The Cost of the Opioid Crisis,” by...
The Effects of Cocaine Use on Your Skin

The Effects of Cocaine Use on Your Skin

It may not come as a surprise that cocaine is not good for you. It impacts every system of the body, as well as the psyche, the family, employment, and the community at large. But one subject that is not talked about much when it comes to the detriments of cocaine use...
Nutrition and Diet Tips to Prevent Addiction Relapse

Nutrition and Diet Tips to Prevent Addiction Relapse

Addiction can get the better of anyone. People who would never expect to become addicted to prescription medication become addicted all the time. It’s just the nature of the medication and people can sometimes become overwhelmed with how they feel while taking certain...