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Xanax is a medication that is prescribed by doctors for patients who suffer from various anxiety disorders and sometimes to individuals who have sleep disorders. It’s a medication that is designed to be taken for short periods of time as a patient goes through a hard time or upsetting experience, like the death of a loved one. Xanax is an...

Addiction can affect anyone, from all walks of life; it does not discriminate. There are no races, genders, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, or levels of education that are exempt. While the reasons that individuals become addicted may vary, once they begin using drugs or alcohol tolerance and dependence can occur quickly, without the person even realizing what is happening – especially...

Addiction can happen to any individual, in any family. It isn’t only those who use drugs illegally or illicitly who become addicted and need treatment to stop using the substances. Even people who take medication that is prescribed by doctors can become addicted to certain medications. Xanax, prescription anti-anxiety medication is one of them. What is Xanax? Xanax, the brand...

Medications like Xanax, a benzodiazepine, are prescribed by doctors for people who are suffering from anxiety disorders, panic disorders, anxiety caused by depression, and sometimes sleep disorders. Benzodiazepines are fast-acting, so it isn’t necessary to allow them to build up in the user’s system for them to work. They almost immediately provide relief from anxiety, unlike antidepressants that can take...

Fentanyl is a prescription opioid painkiller that is used to relieve extreme pain, often the pain that is associated with cancer. It is a very potent painkiller. In fact, it is estimated to be 30-50 times stronger than heroin and as much as 100 times more potent than morphine. When sold on the street, fentanyl is often mixed with heroin...

There have been numerous stories about fentanyl in the media lately. The drug, typically prescribed, but also found on the streets, plays a huge part in the current opioid epidemic that plagues the country. It’s important to remember that fentanyl can be risky for anyone who uses it, even those people who take it as pain relief for legitimate injuries...

Fentanyl is a prescription opioid drug that is used to treat acute and chronic pain. It’s a very effective painkiller that is often used for patients immediately following surgery and for those who are suffering from chronic pain from debilitating illnesses like cancer. However, as with other opioids, fentanyl has a high risk of abuse and is very addictive. Not...

Every year, the opioid epidemic gets worse. There are more and more people dying from an overdose, and the numbers continue to rise. Opioid overdoses used to be almost completely attributable to heroin users, but these days, deaths due to prescription opioid painkillers are on the rise. One such medication is fentanyl. Fentanyl is a powerful medication used for treating...

Adderall is an effective treatment for people who suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), when it is taken as prescribed. Unfortunately, it is a medication that is often abused. It’s believed that there are far more people who take Adderall for its effects than those who take it as directed. Adderall abuse is highest among high school and college-aged...

Many people, specifically children, are diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) each year. In many cases, the condition can be treated and managed with the use of medications. However, when these powerful drugs are not used properly, there is a risk of abuse and addiction. People who take medication for ADHD, like Adderall, can easily become physically dependent on the...