Drug Use Related Posts

On This Page: Abuse and Addiction Signs Effects on Immune System Building Immunity and Fighting Addiction Finding Help Hydrocodone is a narcotic painkiller that contains synthetic opium. It is sold under the names Vicodin, Lorcet and Lortab. Hydrocodone affects dopamine levels in the brain, changing how the central nervous system (CNS) reacts to pain. Although […]

On This Page: Withdrawal Symptoms Mixing With Alcohol Mixing With Drugs Getting Help Tramadol is classified as an opiate agonist. The drug acts as a pain reliever and is prescribed to patients suffering from moderate to severe pain levels. Once tramadol enters the body, it attaches to the brain’s pain receptors and ultimately blocks the […]

On This Page: Hydrocodone and Memory Loss Signs of Hydrocodone Addiction Finding Help Hydrocodone is classified as an opioid, a group of drugs which also includes morphine, codeine, fentanyl, and oxycodone. It is used to control pain and is typically found in combination with other drugs like acetaminophen, aspirin, or ibuprofen. Like all opioid pain […]

Substance abuse continues to have a negative impact on the U.S. economy through lost workplace productivity, increased accidents, injuries, employee absenteeism, low morale and huge healthcare costs.   According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the rate of drug abuse remains high among young individuals aged 18 years and older, who are entering the workforce […]

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By Christa Banister Clichés are often clichés with good reason. One that has definitely stood the test of time is that drug and alcohol use often goes hand in hand with rock ’n’ roll. While there’s certainly no shortage of decibel-cranking songs where everything from cocaine to crystal meth to heroin is namechecked in the […]

Lots of drugs change how we act and what we say. They change how our brains work and affect how we feel. They make us do things we’d never want to do while sober. They can bring out the worst in us and leave us feeling ashamed or alone. Hydrocodone is no exception. This drug […]

On This Page: Money, Addiction and the Brain Spending Habits Finding Help For many who struggle with substance abuse, money is a powerful trigger. Just having a $20 bill is enough to send many users straight to a drug dealer. For someone with a substance abuse disorder, the use of money is connected to both […]

Hydrocodone can be a dangerous drug to abuse by itself, but even more so when mixed with other substances, such as party drugs like meth or MDMA.   However, when hydrocodone is mixed with a party drug like meth or MDMA, the effects can be significantly more dangerous, and possibly fatal. This drug is a […]

The American opioid epidemic is at crisis levels, and it seems like the government and other organizations are finally taking steps to address the crisis. In order to do this effectively, we must understand the root of it — from the individual problem of addiction to the history and reasons behind the prevalence of drug […]

By Thomas Tjornehoj “By my first year in high school, I had graduated to … ketamine … to get me out of my own head,” recalls Meagan F. in her HeroesinRecovery.com story. “To make all my racing thoughts, all my negative built up emotions to subside or at least relax for a little while … […]