meth toxicity

Methamphetamine Toxicity

Methamphetamine is a fast-acting, potent synthetic stimulant. Even small doses can cause short-term effects like hyperactivity, decreased appetite, irregular heartbeat and elevated blood pressure. Over time, meth use can lead to many potentially severe health risks and complications, including toxicity. The Dangerous Effects of Methamphetamine Meth is different from many other stimulants because dealers manufacture…

national drug overdose statistics

Drug Overdose Statistics

According to the Drug Policy Alliance, drug overdose deaths reached an all-time high of 107,600 Americans in 2021. That number is a dramatic increase over previous years and is higher than the rate of people who died from other causes such as suicide and AIDS. Though this statistic is alarming, it might be unsurprising if…

fentanyl

Fentanyl Deaths Rising in the American West

Only a few years ago, fentanyl was relatively unknown outside hospitals. However, in the past few years, overdose deaths from this drug have increased at an alarming rate in the U.S. According to a recently released report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fentanyl-linked overdoses soared to 93.9% in western states between 2019…

clonazepam

Clonazepam Pink vs. Yellow

Your doctor could write you a prescription for clonazepam, or Klonopin, to manage health issues like panic disorder, anxiety or seizures. This medication usually comes in tablet form, and can look different depending on the manufacturer and dosage. The various shapes and colors serve the purpose of helping pharmacists and patients identify the differences at…

is Molly addictive?

Is Molly Addictive?

Molly is a synthetic drug also known as methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA). A German science and technology company called Merck developed it back in 1912 and it was used for psychotherapeutic services in the 1970s. In the 80s, its use shifted to the streets, where it developed its current reputation as a party drug.  How Does Molly…

medication-assisted treatment

MAT: Combination of Psychotherapy and Medication

Addiction is a complex disease that requires a multi-pronged treatment strategy to address all its facets simultaneously. One of the most successful approaches has proven to be medication-assisted treatment, which involves the use of specific, FDA-approved medications to relieve the withdrawal symptoms and cravings caused by the chemical imbalances related to prolonged substance abuse. One…