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The Consequenses of Tramadol Addiction

By |November 25th, 2013|

Tramadol is an opioid antagonist -- that is, a drug that binds to opiate receptors in an effort to block pain. There is much confusion on whether or not this substance is addictive.

The Physical, Mental, and Emotional Impact of Tramadol

By |November 22nd, 2013|

Tramadol is intended to help manage pain, but it often causes a number of side effects. These symptoms are exacerbated with continued use and abuse. Not all of these symptoms are present in all people who abuse Tramadol, but any combination of these may be indicative of Tramadol abuse.

The Tramadol Effect

By |November 21st, 2013|

Tramadol is a commonly prescribed painkiller that is used to treat severe pain. Although it is often used with little to no incident, Tramadol can be addictive and therefore is subject to long-term use and abuse. The addictive properties of this medication have prompted many to use the drug recreationally, often with highly damaging effects.

Commonly Abused Prescription Drugs

By |November 7th, 2013|

Prescription drugs have become one of the most overused and abused substances in the world. Many of these drugs can be incredibly beneficial when used correctly, but they can also be dangerous and even deadly when abused. The following is a list of ten of the most commonly abused prescription drugs.

Prescription Drug Addiction: A Prescribed Menace

By |September 14th, 2012|

It happens to all of us: a broken bone, a torn ligament, a pulled muscle, or a really nasty bout with the flu that produces a cough to end all coughs. We’ve all felt like the world is closing in on us, like the pain we’re feeling is the worst pain ever felt.

All Too Casual About Alcohol Abuse

By |July 17th, 2012|

I’ve worked for a drug and alcohol addiction treatment center for many years, which has afforded me the opportunity to witness firsthand the life-altering effects of alcoholism. Because of this, when it comes to drinking alcohol, I’m sometimes stunned to see the denial that continues to run like a toxic river through our society.

Addictive ADHD Drugs Abused by Teens

By |June 15th, 2012|

More and more, drug treatment centers are noticing that our nation’s children, in pursuit of the American Dream, have taken to prescription drugs in their efforts to meet and exceed the standards set for them.

Lethal Heroin

By |April 11th, 2012|

Periodically, I’ll read a headline such as, “Official Seeking Source of Lethal Heroin Mixture” and I always have the same thought: was there ever such a thing as "safe" heroin? To refer to "lethal heroin" seems staggeringly redundant.