Demerol, also known as meperidine, is a powerful — and powerfully addictive — painkiller. Similar in nature to morphine, Demerol is an opioid narcotic that can cause serious side effects when abused or used in conjunction with other substances, including alcohol. Withdrawing from meperidine alone is not only extremely challenging, it is also unwise because…Details
In the 1990’s an epidemic of babies born addicted to crack cocaine called attention to the problem of drug use and addiction in pregnant women. Effective drug rehab became more available to pregnant women and seemed to help this trend subside.
Is synthetic marijuana really turning people into zombies? Watch users high on the drug staggering around with their eyes rolled back, sounding as if they’re possessed by a demon, and you might think you’re seeing an audition for an episode of “The Walking Dead.”
Designer drugs (or legal highs) have presented a legislative challenge since they first appeared on the market, but the U.K. is looking to defeat the designer drug trade with sweeping legislation that will cover existing legal psychoactive substances as well as newer designer drugs. The new laws could land anybody who sells or produces such…Details
Drug abuse is a matter of life and death in the U.S. — and a recent look at the statistics shows death is becoming an increasingly more common outcome. Drug overdoses are the leading cause of injuries, which are the leading cause of death for Americans between the ages of 1 and 44, according to…Details
Those who have never had issues with drugs or alcohol can find themselves struggling to understand what leads a person — perhaps someone they care about — to be drawn to substance use.
After getting sober, I immediately wanted to apologize to everyone I knew, especially the people closest to me because I had hurt them the most. When I left inpatient treatment and finally had clear eyes, I could see how much damage I had done to the people I loved. It was horrifying and the instinct…Details
Getting over an addiction to opiates is difficult, but tramadol may be able to help by reducing the symptoms of withdrawal. There are so many things that make recovering from drug abuse so challenging. The terrible, uncomfortable and sometimes painful symptoms of withdrawal can sabotage even the most serious attempts to quit using opiate drugs.…Details
You’ve decided to get sober, either as the result of an internal or external desire to turn your life around. Perhaps you were in danger of losing your job, family or freedom. There may have been a compelling thought that “enough is enough.”
When the fog of not knowing where you’ve been never seems to lift and you’re fed up with repeated arrests for driving under the influence, your spouse has tossed you out of the house, your kids hate you and your job is in jeopardy, yet you can’t seem to quit drinking and drugging on your…Details