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On This Page: Money and the Brain Reprogramming Money Habits Money Help for Recovering Drug Addicts For many addicts money is a powerful abuse trigger. Just having a $20 bill is enough to send many users straight to their dealers. For an addict using money is intimately connected to both getting high and to stress […]

On This Page: Tramadol Withdrawal Symptoms Dangers of Mixing Tramadol and Alcohol Mixing Tramadol with Other 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 […]

On This Page: Effects on Immune System 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 reacts to pain. Although it can be a lifesaver for people who need help […]

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

  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. In fact, by itself hydrocodone can cause any of the following problems:   Difficulty breathing Rapid heart beat Irregular heart beat Drowsiness Dizziness Weakness Fatigue Anxiety Impaired […]

Hydrocodone is a semi-synthetic opioid used in drugs like Vicodin, Norco and Lorcet to treat pain. From heroin to morphine, all narcotics are made from alkaloids in opium poppy, and hydrocodone is made with the plant’s second-most abundant alkaloid, codeine. In the body, natural chemicals activate opioid receptors in the central nervous system to relieve […]

By Wesley Gallagher 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 […]

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 … […]

By Tamarra Kemsley From Memphis to Bristol, Tennessee’s opioid crisis is increasingly fueled by fentanyl, a drug 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine.1 This is according to multiple reports2 put out by the state’s department of health that warned against the misuse of the drug typically used to ease the suffering of patients with advanced cancer […]