What is Oxycodone and What are the Side Effects?

Oxycodone Side Effects

What is Oxycodone? Oxycodone is an opioid drug, commonly known under the brand names Oxycontin and Percocet. In a medical context, it is primarily prescribed to relieve moderate to severe pain. In addition to treating pain, it is sometimes prescribed as a cough suppressant, although the FDA recently banned cold and cough medicines for children … Read more

Neurofeedback Therapy Cheat Sheet

Neurofeedback Cheat Sheet

This Neurofeedback Cheat Sheet is a quick guide that explains how Neurofeedback Therapy and neurotherapy brainwave imaging works, and the benefits of using it for mental health and addiction recovery. When it comes to the treatment of illness, chronic disease, and even injuries, one of the most effective ways for health care professionals to diagnose … Read more

Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome – PAWS Symptoms

post acute withdrawal syndrome

Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome is not a term many people are familiar with, although most know about the symptoms. When you hear the word “detox,” what comes to mind? Cravings? Pain? Symptoms that resemble the flu? If so, you’re only half right. What you’re likely imagining is the first stage of detox, commonly known as “withdrawal.” … Read more

When Did the War on Drugs Start?

war on drugs history

Many drugs that are currently illegal, such as opium, cocaine, and psychedelic drugs, have been around for thousands of years, and used for both spiritual and medical purposes. Certain drugs throughout the years, however, have become illegal. This motion, put forth by the government, is not due to a scientific assessment of the risks that … Read more

Gabapentin: The High, Side Effects and Fatal Misuse

gabapentin high

There’s no hiding from it, the opioid crisis is making headlines the world over. At the same time, prescriptions for gabapentin rose 64% (2012 to 2016) resulting what is sometimes called the Gabapentin high leading to one of the most commonly misused drugs in many states. But, why has this boom in Gabapentin happened? Gabapentin … Read more

Cocaine Withdrawal Symptoms, Treatment and Detox

cocaine withdrawal symptoms

Giving up a stimulant substance like cocaine has a complex psychological effect on the recovering addict. As such, people with a history of depression, bipolar, anxiety or suicidal thoughts who are giving up a cocaine habit need to get help with detox in addition to addiction treatment to overcome the withdrawal symptoms. People that have … Read more

Triple C – What is it, Side Effects and Abuse

triple c s

Let’s talk Triple C. Contrary to common misconceptions, over-the-counter drugs are not automatically safe just because they’re readily available in local pharmacies and convenience stores. Sure, they’re less potent and pose a lower risk than illegal street drugs or highly-regulated prescription drugs—but doesn’t to make them risk-free. Several categories of over-the-counter drugs are prone to … Read more

What are the Long Term Side Effects of Drugs and Addiction?

side effects of drugs

There’s a lengthy list of long-term side effects of drugs and drug addiction that affect both the body and mind, and many people might already be familiar with some of them. Prolonged use of any drug can have serious physical and psychological consequences. Certain risks are greater depending on how the drug is used or … Read more

Top 10 Worst Drugs and Most Dangerous Drugs

worst drugs and most dangerous drugs

In this article we’re going to discuss some of the worst drugs and some of the most dangerous drugs but first did you know that Americans are more likely to die from drug abuse and misuse than any other preventable health risk? According to data provided by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), deaths … Read more