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Drug Abuse

Origins of Rohypnol

On This Page: The History of Rohypnol Rohypnol Use Today Street Names for Rohypnol How You Can Move Forward Rohypnolis a central nervous system depressant that is classified as a benzodiazepine. Doctors commonly prescribe a benzodiazepines for anxiety, alcohol withdrawal, seizure control, muscle relaxation and to induce amnesia for surgery.1 Misuse of this form of drug … Continue reading Origins of Rohypnol

April 24, 2018

Drug Abuse

How has the ‘Quick Fix’ Mentality Made Us Vulnerable to Addiction?

On This Page: What Is the Quick-Fix Mentality? Substance Abuse: The Ultimate Quick Fix Is Technology to Blame? Life has become more fast-paced than every before. We’re constantly looking for ways to squeeze just a bit more time out of the day, whether it means juggling far too many simultaneous tasks at work, inserting lots … Continue reading How has the ‘Quick Fix’ Mentality Made Us Vulnerable to Addiction?

September 27, 2017

Drug Abuse

Synthetic Marijuana vs. Natural Marijuana Plants: Which Is Worse for You?

On This Page: Synthetic Marijuana Marijuana Synthetic Marijuana and Natural Marijuana: Treatment Can Help In the past few years, a number of synthetic drugs dubbed synthetic marijuana have hit the black market.[1] Initially legal—because they are as yet unregulated—these drugs often sit on the shelves of truck stops, head shops and online retail establishments in … Continue reading Synthetic Marijuana vs. Natural Marijuana Plants: Which Is Worse for You?

February 9, 2015

Drug Abuse

Made in China: Synthetic Drugs Coming into US Cut Off at the Source

On This Page: Eric Chang New Drug, Effective Treatment In the past few years, a new crop of illicit substances termed “synthetic drugs” has been a growing problem across the country. Ever-evolving in chemical makeup, the creators of the drugs stay one step ahead of the law by creating new forms of these substances so … Continue reading Made in China: Synthetic Drugs Coming into US Cut Off at the Source

July 28, 2014

Drug Abuse

Mars and Venus: Prescription Drugs Affect Men and Women Differently

People have been tracking the differences between men and women for decades, but oddly, little attention has been paid to the differences in how men and women respond to different medications. Dosages are usually based on weight or on a person’s individual response with little attention paid to the differences in hormones, metabolism, and body … Continue reading Mars and Venus: Prescription Drugs Affect Men and Women Differently

July 25, 2014