What Is Phenibut?

Posted by Neil Appleby on Dec 9, 2019 8:00:00 AM

 

Phenibut is a psychoactive medication developed during the 1960s in Russia.

 

While this medication is approved in Russia to treat a range of disorders from insomnia and anxiety through to depression, phenibut has never been approved by the FDA. As such it remains unavailable in the US as a prescription drug.

 

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Side Effects Of Taking Trazodone For Sleep

Posted by Neil Appleby on Nov 26, 2019 8:00:00 AM

 

While primarily an antidepressant, more doctors are now prescribing trazodone for sleep issues.

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What Is Kratom?

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Nov 12, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

As the opioid crisis continues to rage on, the United States Food and Drug Administration has issued a public health warning regarding products that contain kratom. Kratom is a tree native to Southeast Asia that contains leaves with compounds that have psychotropic, or mind-altering, effects.

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Veteran's Day: How Substance Abuse Affects Veterans

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Nov 11, 2019 11:27:22 AM

 

For veterans, substance abuse is a common problem and one of the biggest challenges that they can face when they return home.

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Oklahoma Approves Largest Commutation In U.S. History

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Nov 4, 2019 3:17:48 PM

 

This week, the state of Oklahoma commenced the largest commutation of prison sentences in United States history. The move would help to put a dent in the Oklahoma’s distinction as the state with the highest incarceration rate in the country.

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What Meth Withdrawal Looks Like

Posted by Neil Appleby on Nov 4, 2019 7:52:00 AM

 

Once the drug of choice for the rural poor, methamphetamine has quickly reached across the divide and does not discriminate. People of all races, genders, and socioeconomic backgrounds are choosing to use this drug. Meth is easily sourced and has high rates of use throughout the Midwestern United States despite the potentially damaging effects of meth withdrawal.

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The Dangers of Cocaine Withdrawal

Posted by Neil Appleby on Oct 30, 2019 10:15:00 AM

 

You might have heard that cocaine withdrawal is nowhere near as intense as withdrawal from other drugs but is that really true?

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Tramadol Withdrawal and Side Effects

Posted by Neil Appleby on Oct 29, 2019 7:58:00 AM

 

A schedule IV controlled substance according to the DEA, if you develop a dependence to tramadol, you’re highly likely to experience tramadol withdrawal if you discontinue use.

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What Is Narcan?

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Oct 24, 2019 7:58:00 AM
 

With the opioid crisis still ravaging America, Narcan often crops up in the news but what is Narcan exactly?

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Signs of Meth Use

Posted by Neil Appleby on Oct 17, 2019 7:58:00 AM

 

Signs of meth use are not particularly tough to pick up on since this drug exerts such a damaging on toll on users.

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