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The current opioid drug epidemic in the U.S. is all over the news. What often starts off as a legitimate medical need, prescription medication for pain, leads to physical dependency, then to addiction, and then in some circumstances, to overdose and death. One of the most dangerous prescribed opioids today is fentanyl. It’s a powerful painkiller, even in low doses,...

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...

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...

Adderall, a stimulant medication, is an effective treatment for many people who suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). When it is taken as prescribed, it can significantly reduce the symptoms of ADHD, allowing sufferers to live productive and fulfilling lives. However, when Adderall is taken in ways other than it’s prescribed, or over a long period of time, it...

Adderall is a stimulant drug that is made up of two active ingredients, amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. These ingredients stimulate the body and provide users with enhanced concentration and attention and increased energy. Adderall is typically used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and sometimes the sleep disorder narcolepsy. Abuse of Adderall isn’t uncommon. It is often used recreationally by...

Adderall is a stimulant medication that is used to treat conditions like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. It works by improving mental alertness, concentration, and attention. However, while it’s an effective treatment for certain disorders, it’s a medication that is often abused for its effects. It’s a popular drug among high school and college students who use it...

Anyone who is suffering from addiction to opioid drugs knows how hard it is to give them up. One fear that keeps many opioid addicts from seeking help to get clean and sober is the fear of going through withdrawals. The symptoms of withdrawal can be unpleasant, painful, and even dangerous for those addicts who have been using opioids for...

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