Drug Addiction

Painkiller Addiction: Self-Medicating Emotional Pain

Painkillers, especially opiate painkillers, are extremely addictive. It doesn’t matter who you are: if you take prescription medications like OxyContin, hydrocodone, Xanax, Vicodin, Fentanyl or codeine, you will build up a tolerance to opioid drugs. Eventually, you will need more of the opioid substance to achieve the initial painkilling effects. Opioid painkillers (also known as … Continue reading Painkiller Addiction: Self-Medicating Emotional Pain

Drug Addiction

Vicodin Addiction Fueled by Bold New Internet Scam

Recently, an individual with a Vicodin addiction relayed the following story about buying Vicodin online via an Internet pharmacy: Because he had purchased Vicodin and OxyContin online in the past, this individual (who will be referred to as “Paul”) had his name and phone number on the call lists of several online drug suppliers. One day, a representative from … Continue reading Vicodin Addiction Fueled by Bold New Internet Scam

Drug Addiction

Why Don’t People Get the Drug Addiction Treatment They Need?

Drug addiction is one of the biggest problems we face today. In 2013, an estimated 24.6 million Americans aged 12 or older were current (past month) illicit drug users.[1] This statistic doesn’t include prescription drug abuse. Based on these statistics, it is clear that millions of people need help for drug abuse. Drug use creates … Continue reading Why Don’t People Get the Drug Addiction Treatment They Need?

Cocaine Addiction

8 Dangerous Side Effects of Cocaine Addiction You Might Not Know

Despite all the research that speaks to the contrary, there are still a large number of people who are unaware of the many potential dangers of cocaine addiction. Cocaine is a stimulant that changes the pathways inside the brain and speeds up the body. The user feels happy, energetic and excited. Later, users often feel angry, … Continue reading 8 Dangerous Side Effects of Cocaine Addiction You Might Not Know