Category: Drug Abuse

Mexican Xanax

What is Mexican Xanax? Understanding the Side Effects and Risks

Xanax is the brand name for a prescription benzodiazepine called alprazolam. This medication is used in the United States to…

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Slang Names and Street Terms for Heroin

Heroin is an illicit opioid substance that can lead to addiction after only a couple of uses. While you can…

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How Long Do Opiates Stay in Your System?

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), opioids were responsible for 80,411 overdose deaths in 2021.[1] While people…

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Prescription Drug Abuse Among Older Adults in Texas: Recognizing the Hidden Epidemic

Prescription drug abuse among older adults in Texas has emerged as a concerning and often overlooked public health crisis, warranting…

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The Benefits and Drawbacks of Decriminalizing Drug Use and Possession

In the ever-evolving landscape of drug policy, a significant shift is taking place. The concept of decriminalizing drug use and…

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The Opioid Crisis in Texas: Strategies for Prevention and Treatment

The opioid crisis in Texas is a pressing issue that demands our attention. This crisis, a grim reality for many…

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What Is Gas Station Heroin?

Tianeptine, a tricyclic antidepressant, has gained notoriety in recent years due to its misuse and abuse, earning it the colloquial…

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Does Xanax Abuse Lead To Increased Anxiety?

Xanax, a widely recognized and valuable medication, has long been prescribed to alleviate anxiety and panic disorders. While its effectiveness…

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How Drug Abuse Damages the Heart

It’s high time we got to the heart of the matter—literally. With escalating drug abuse rates worldwide, it's crucial to…

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Fentanyl Abuse – Symptoms and Signs of Addiction

Fentanyl abuse is a grave concern in the midst of the ongoing opioid crisis. This potent and often lethal drug…

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