Addiction Resources

Can You Overdose on Ritalin?

A Ritalin (methylphenidate) overdose is a medical emergency. It is also often a sign of addiction, meaning the user is at risk of overdosing again. If you experiment with Ritalin, think you might be addicted to it, or know someone who might be, it is important to know what to do in the event of […]

Chronic Pain Management & Addiction

Chronic Pain Management & Addiction Some patients who come into residential rehab treatment may have an addiction that stems from the overuse of opioids and other painkillers to treat chronic pain. Many of the drugs that are used for chronic pain have addictive potential, these include codeine, dihydrocodeine, morphine, oxycodone, fentanyl and buprenorphine. Evidence shows […]

Cocaine Induced Psychosis

Cocaine and Psychosis What is Cocaine-Induced Psychosis? Cocaine-induced psychosis occurs when a person experiences the symptoms of psychosis during or after cocaine use. These symptoms all revolve around users losing touch with reality: they may feel increasingly paranoid, hallucinate sensations, or become uncharacteristically aggressive or violent. Cocaine works by triggering your brain’s reward system. When […]

Cocaine Drug Facts

About Cocaine Cocaine is created from a paste extracted from the leaves of the coca bush found in South America. The ‘street drug’ is a mixture of this pure substance and other ingredients such as talcum powder, flour, laxatives, sugar and anaesthetics. These cutting agents are added to increase a dealer’s supply. Cocaine, also known […]

Cocaine Overdose

Cocaine Overdose: How to Help To a user, cocaine has this magical effect that makes you think you can keep going, no matter what. Your brain can’t handle another hour of work? “A line can fix that.” Too tired to party all night? “A line can fix that too.” Unfortunately, this superhuman feeling extends beyond that […]

What Are the Withdrawal Symptoms of Codeine Addiction?

What are The Withdrawal Symptoms of Codeine? Codeine is both a prescription drug and addictive, so in some cases, people accidentally end up addicted to it.  If you, or someone you care about, are currently taking codeine and you are worried about addiction, this article will explain what to expect when you withdraw from it.  […]

Codeine Addiction: Codeine Overdose & Dangers

Are you worried you, or someone you care about, is currently experiencing a codeine overdose? This article will talk you through what happens during an overdose, what to do, and what treatment you can expect to receive.  It’s important to note that codeine is both a prescription drug and addictive, so in some cases people […]

Concerta Side Effects: Uses, Dosage, Interactions & Warnings

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 9.8% of children aged 317 years old have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). That may not sound like a very large percentage, but it equates to about 6 million kids. From 2016 – 2019, 12 to 17-year-olds had the highest prevalence of ADHD at 13% (3.3 million teens). Six […]

Codeine and Alcohol: What Are the Dangers?

If you have been prescribed codeine to treat an injury or chronic pain, you might not be aware that it shouldn’t be mixed with alcohol.  Codeine and alcohol are both central nervous system depressants, so combining them will exaggerate the effects of both. Both alcohol and codeine are also addictive, a risk that may increase […]

Mixing Xanax With Alcohol: What Are the Dangers?

You might think taking your prescribed dose of Xanax and enjoying a few glasses of wine is perfectly safe. After all, both substances are legal. Yet Xanax, which is prescribed for anxiety and muscle spasms, is a sedative and so is booze. This means if you combine the two you multiply their effects to such […]

How to Detox From Opiates

What Is an Opioid? Opioids are a type of medication used for pain relief that can be created synthetically or derived naturally from the opium poppy. You might hear the drugs derived from natural sources, such as morphine and codeine, referred to as opiates. Synthetic opioids can include pethidine, fentanyl, and tramadol. But what exactly […]

Valium Overdose: What Are the Side Effects?

Valium Overdose? Doing so can result in some unpleasant side effects, and, in rare cases, it can even be fatal. Even if you are taking it as prescribed medication and following the correct dose, there are certain things you can do to keep yourself safe from an accidental overdose (such as avoiding alcohol). If you’re […]