Overdoses Rise as Benzodiazepine Prescriptions Increase

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Benzodiazepines are psychoactive drugs that can treat anxiety and insomnia. Benzodiazepines are among the most widely prescribed medications, especially among older adults, in the United States. These medications are intended to be short-term treatments because there are risks associated with long-term benzodiazepine use, including addiction and dependence. Benzodiazepines work by increasing the effects of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) which is a … Read More

How Long Does Coke Stay In Your System?

Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine — informally known as “coke” — is a potent stimulant drug, derived from the coca leaves of a plant native to South America. Cocaine is an addictive drug that’s illegal in the United States. When someone uses cocaine, the effects of the drug occur almost instantly. In small amounts, cocaine can lead to euphoria, increased energy and better mental … Read More

Temazepam Overdose

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Temazepam is a prescription medication used to treat insomnia. It is usually used for short-term treatment, between seven and 10 days. Temazepam is part of the benzodiazepine drug class. Benzodiazepines have sedative effects on the central nervous system. The benzodiazepine drug class treats conditions like anxiety, seizures, insomnia and muscle spasms. Benzodiazepines can be addicting so it is important to … Read More

The Restoril Pill: Addiction and Dependence

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Restoril is a brand-name, benzodiazepine prescription sleep aid. The generic name for Restoril is temazepam. Restoril is meant to be a short-term insomnia treatment for people who have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. When someone takes Restoril, it works by increasing the effects of a natural neurotransmitter called gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), which is an inhibitory neurotransmitter responsible for calming … Read More

Restoril (Temazepam) Withdrawal Symptoms

Restoril is a brand-name, benzodiazepine prescription sleep aid. The generic name of Restoril is temazepam. Restoril can be prescribed to help someone who has problems falling asleep or who frequently wakes in the night. Like other benzodiazepines, Restoril is meant for short-term use. Restoril isn’t meant to be used for more than 7 to 10 days, in most cases. Part … Read More

How Long Does Hydrocodone Stay in Your System?

Hydrocodone Addiction

Hydrocodone is a combination prescription pain medication classified as an opioid. Some combinations of Hydrocodone are used to treat severe pain and others are used to treat coughs. So how long does hydrocodone stay in your system? Individual factors impact how long it stays in your system, but on average it may stay in the body for around 24 hours. … Read More

The Effects of Alcohol on the Body

Whether it’s wine at a celebratory dinner, spirits and liquors during the holidays or a few beers after a long work week, drinking alcohol has become part of American culture. Alcohol consumption is not only prevalent in American culture but drinking alcohol and eating food is an established norm for celebrations and special occasions in most cultures throughout the world. … Read More

What Does Heroin Look Like?

Heroin Addiction

Because of its prevalence, you may hear heroin mentioned a lot in the news, but what does heroin look like? Heroin’s appearance varies on different factors. The powder forms of heroin can vary in color based on purity levels, where the heroin came from and how it was processed. For example, some powdered heroin may seem more off-white or pinkish. … Read More

Fake Fentanyl Responsible for Florida Deaths

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Most states across the United States have implemented programs reducing the number of opioids able to be prescribed to a patient. These policies are having unintended consequences, primarily people seeking out illicit drugs after their prescription runs out. Illegal online pharmacies, which allow people to buy prescription drugs online without medical authorization, have flourished as some people look to continue … Read More

What Happens If You Mix Valium and Alcohol?

Valium is a relatively safe drug when prescribed by a doctor and used according to the directions, and it can be helpful to those who need it for anxiety disorders. However, when Valium is misused, taken without a prescription or mixed with other substances, it can be dangerous. Valium has a high risk of becoming habit-forming, which leads to misuse … Read More