Tag Archives: Prescription Drugs

Benzodiazepines: Is There a Cure for Benzo Addiction?
People struggling with addiction to benzodiazepines (commonly called “benzos”) often wonder, “Is there a cure for benzo addiction?” To answer this, it is essential to understand how benzos affect the human body. Benzo addiction is potentially life-threatening, so it’s crucial to acknowledge the risks that come with suddenly stopping usage. It’s also sensible for individuals looking for benzo addiction help to see what a place like Elevate Addiction Services has to offer. Overcoming Benzo Addiction Benzodiazepines are neurological depressants typically prescribed to manage conditions such as: Anxiety Panic disorders Muscle spasms Insomnia Alcohol withdrawal (in rare cases) Some of the most common brands of benzos include: Ativan Xanax Valium Klonopin While these medications can ...

Prescription Antidepressant Abuse, Addiction, Detox and Rehab
When deciding to quit antidepressants, many people struggle to get off the medication because of withdrawal symptoms, a concurrent drug or alcohol addiction, and worries about leading a happy normal life without medication. Under the umbrella of prescription drug rehab, Elevate Addiction Services offers help and healing for safely and effectively getting off antidepressants and starting a new life. Antidepressant Discontinuation Syndrome Antidepressant discontinuation syndrome occurs when a patient quits using an antidepressant suddenly. Within a couple of days, the patient can experience a host of symptoms, including: Vivid dreams Flu-like symptoms, such as achy muscles and chills Headaches Fatigue Anxiety and irritability Return of depression symptoms, sometimes worsening Nausea Electric ...

Are Non-Addictive Pain Medications Possible? Alternatives to Opioids for Chronic Pain Management
President Trump Calls for Opioid Alternatives President Trump recently spoke on the opioid crisis, citing the fact that more people die from drug overdose than any other unintentional death in the U.S. The audience applauded his statement, “We can be the generation that ends the opioid epidemic. We can do it.” The president went so far as to declare the opioid crisis a national public health emergency under federal law. This frees up billions of government dollars, some of which are meant to be allocated to finding painkillers or pain treatments that do not carry the risk of dependence and addiction. Opioid abuse ...

Stimulants Addiction Treatment: Methamphetamine, Adderall, Vyvanse and Prescription ADHD Medications
Stimulants Abuse and Addiction Oftentimes, drug abuse and addiction begins with a simple prescription. Medications prescribed for ADD, ADHD, weight loss and narcolepsy are classified as stimulants and carry a high risk of dependency and abuse. Stimulants are drugs that increase the body’s activity in some way. They temporarily increase mental alertness and physical energy. This pleasurable feeling is highly addictive. In a person with ADHD, stimulant prescription drugs can have a calming and focusing effect. In a person who does not have ADHD, these drugs have the opposite effect. There is a debate as to whether medications like Adderall, Ritalin and Vyvanse are ...

Pain Medication After Surgery: Avoiding Addiction to Rx Drugs
Now that the opioid epidemic has become front-page news, many people are questioning the safety of taking prescription painkillers, which can be highly addictive. However, in some cases, such as after surgery, pain relief is a very real need that must be addressed – and prescription opioids may be the best way to alleviate that pain. First, let’s touch briefly on why prescription painkiller addiction is so dangerous. Then we’ll look at the latest scientific findings of how to manage pain after surgery while avoiding painkiller addiction. How Avoiding Painkiller Addiction After Surgery Can Prevent Heroin Addiction The opioid epidemic includes addiction to ...

Illegal Drugs That Look Like Rx Painkillers: The Differences Could Be Deadly
Across the country, drug operations are taking advantage of the rising trend of opioid painkiller abuse by creating illegal drug pills made to look like legal prescription medications. This incredibly dangerous growing trend has already claimed many lives across the United States as unsuspecting users take what they think is their usual dose and end up overdosing on a mystery drug cocktail. Here’s what you need to know about this disturbing trend. From Prescriptions to Illegal Drugs Prescription opioid and opiate medications are often prescribed by doctors to treat acute short-term pain, such as after surgery or a broken bone. However, because of ...