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Finding Narcan (Naloxone) in New Jersey

In recent years, the prevalence of opioid overdoses across the U.S. has gained national attention. Like many states, the New Jersey government has made a concerted effort to minimize the...

What Is Carfentanil?

In 2015, more Americans died from an opioid overdose than any other year on record, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes. More than 33,000 people were killed...

Short Half-Life vs. Long Half-Life Drugs

The half-life of a drug refers to how long it takes for it to become 50 percent less active in (or eliminated from) the bloodstream. For example, a drug with...

Liquid-Filled Capsules vs Tablet Pills ( Uncoated vs Coated)

Liquid Filled Capsules vs Tablets Liquid-filled capsules tend to be absorbed sooner than tablet pills; therefore, they begin working faster. This is because the body needs nutrients to be suspended...

OxyContin (Oxycodone) : Difference Between Smoking & Snorting

What is OxyContin? OxyContin is a long-acting formulation of oxycodone, designed to treat pain for about 12 hours, but it can vary depending on the dose. This medication helps manage...

Prolonged Use of Vicodin: Health Concerns

Addiction to opioid medications is an epidemic in the United States. As prescribing practices to treat pain changed in 1999, more and more people received prescriptions for potent opioid drugs,...

Comparing the Short-Term and Long-Term Effects of Opana Abuse

Opana is the brand name for oxymorphone, which is an opioid analgesic prescribed to treat moderate to severe pain. It is chemically similar to morphine, which makes it a choice...

What Are the Side Effects of Morphine Withdrawal?

Morphine was developed from synthesizing opium, to alleviate moderate to severe pain. Although it is rarely prescribed, it is still used in some instances. It is a powerful narcotic medication...

Dilaudid Vs Demerol

Dilaudid Dilaudid is the brand name for a potent opioid prescription painkiller, generically known as hydromorphone. Demerol is also a powerful opioid painkiller, with the generic name meperidine. Both of...

What’s the Difference between Taking Oxycodone Whole and Crushed?

As a powerful opioid painkiller, oxycodone (best known by brand names like OxyContin and Percocet) has been widely prescribed to cancer patients and others experiencing severe pain. Not only does...

What Are the Mild and Severe Side Effects of OxyContin Use and Abuse?

OxyContin is the brand name for the powerful semisynthetic opioid oxycodone. It’s used to treat moderate to severe pain mainly in the form of either immediate-release or controlled-release tablets. Due...

What Drugs Are Known to Interact with Tramadol?

What is Tramadol? Tramadol, known by trade names like Ultram, is an opioid painkiller most often used to treat moderate to severe pain. It was first launched in Germany in...

What Are the Steps to Vicodin Detoxification?

Vicodin became one of the most commonly prescribed pain medications in the US and subsequently became one of the most commonly abused prescription drugs in the nation. As an addictive...

Frequently Asked Questions about Hydrocodone Addiction & Rehab

Hydrocodone is a semisynthetic opioid best known for its use in painkillers like Vicodin. It was synthesized from codeine and is now commonly prescribed for moderate to severe pain and...

Frequently Asked Questions About Fentanyl Addiction & Treatment

Fentanyl is a highly potent synthetic opioid used to treat severe and chronic pain. It’s also used for anesthesia and sedation prior to surgeries and other invasive procedures. Its high...

Frequently Asked Questions about Codeine Abuse & Recovery

Codeine is one of the most commonly used opioids in the world. It’s in the same class of intoxicants as heroin, but is found in common cough medicines and other...

The Process of Prescription Drug Approval

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a number of rules and regulations in place to ensure that prescription drugs are as safe as possible before they hit shelves...

How to Treat an Addiction to Ritalin

Ritalin is a prescription stimulant used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and some other conditions. However, it is also a potentially addictive drug. Like other nervous system stimulants,...

What Are the Long-term Health Risks of Abusing Concerta?

Abusing Concerta Recently, concerns have been raised about young people and college students abusing Concerta, a brand-name drug that contains methylphenidate. As explained by Mayo Clinic, this drug is medically...

Cocaine & Adderall: Short and Long-Term Effects

Cocaine and Adderall Cocaine and Adderall are similar in that they are both stimulant drugs that speed up the central nervous system, but they also have a number of differences. ...

What Are the Most Addictive Prescription Opiates?

The most common prescription opioids come in four categories: hydrocodone, oxycodone, codeine, and fentanyl. The differences between these types of opioids are rooted in their chemical structure, which affects things...

Prescription Stimulants that Are Often Abused

In recent years, a number of drugs have been put on the market to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and similar conditions. Because they are based on compounds that...

The National Fight against Opiate Addiction & What It Means for NJ

Article Overview: Opiate addiction has reached epidemic levels across the country, and New Jersey has been hit hard. Drugs like prescription painkillers, heroin, and now fentanyl have all been increasingly...

What Is the Difference between Prescription Opiates & Benzodiazepines?

What are Prescription Opiates? Prescription medications are designed to help people overcome very serious medical or psychiatric problems that they may not be able to handle on their own without...

List of Addictive Benzodiazepines

What is Benzodiazepines? Benzodiazepines are prescription medications that have the ability to calm electrical activity within the brain. That makes these medications valuable weapons in the fight against anxiety. For...

How to Recover from a Prescription Drug Addiction

Prescription drug abuse is, unfortunately, quite common. For some people, an addiction to prescription medications begins with an actual prescription. These people have some sort of medical problem that is best dealt...

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