Prescription Drug Abuse Facts & Myths

Prescription Drug Abuse Facts & Myths

Prescription opioids are often used to treat chronic and acute pain and (when used correctly) can be an important part of treatment and recovery. However, they also come with serious risks. In fact, prescription opioids were involved in over 28% of all opioid overdose deaths in 2019. It’s critical to consider all of the risks […]

Oxycodone vs. Hydrocodone: What’s the Difference?

Oxycodone vs. Hydrocodone: What’s the Difference?

Oxycodone and hydrocodone are prescription pain medications classified as narcotics. Narcotics, also called opioid pain relievers, are drugs that affect mood or behavior. These medications bind to opioid receptors in order to control feelings of pleasure and pain. Opioid receptors are a type of protein that are embedded in the outer membrane of nerve cells. […]

Preparing for Rehab: What to Know Ahead of Time

Preparing for Rehab: What to Know Ahead of Time

Preparing for rehab can be intimidating because it’s unlike anything you’ve done before, but taking time to complete a few important things ahead of time can make the transition into a rehabilitation center much easier. It’s completely normal to feel unsure or anxious, particularly when you’re actively hitting the pause button on your day-to-day life […]

Xanax Addiction Symptoms and Signs

Xanax Addiction Symptoms and Signs

Xanax, also called Alprazolam, is the most commonly prescribed psychiatric medication in the United States, with over 20 million scripts written in 2018. It is a potent, short-acting benzodiazepine anxiolytic (tranquilizer) prescription medication that is used to treat symptoms of anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia, seizures and anxiety associated with depression. It is a very addictive […]