Woman wonders what is vicodin

What is Vicodin?

At the Bayview Recovery opiate addiction rehab center in Tacoma, WA, therapists routinely work with clients who received prescription Vicodin. Few knew about its habit-forming potential. Fewer still knew what it consisted of. Vicodin is a combination of hydrocodone and acetaminophen. It’s a dangerous substance when you combine it with alcohol. Because both chemicals are…

Man pondering the many Xanax addiction stories he's heard

Xanax Addiction Stories

Xanax is the brand name for alprazolam. Doctors typically prescribe it for anxiety disorders and similar conditions. However, for some people, the instant tranquility from the bottle is difficult to resist. Xanax addiction stories highlight what that’s like. Mental Illness Marks the Beginnings of Xanax Addiction Stories You started taking Xanax for anxiety or panic…

Woman struggles after learning about what is mescaline

What is Mescaline?

Mescaline, also called mescal or peyote, serves a cultural purpose for Native Americans, as it has for thousands of years. But through non-cultural use, this intoxicant causes many adverse effects. Anyone abusing drugs on a recreational basis needs help understanding their root causes for doing so and how to fix these problems for a healthier…

Woman struggling through GHB side effects

GHB Side Effects

Gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) is a controlled substance. Although it has medical uses, GHB side effects can lead to severe substance abuse problems. For some, it’s also a drug to get high. Others misuse it as a date rape drug. Who Abuses GHB? Interestingly, some athletes misuse the drug to build muscle mass and decrease fat. Mind…

Glass of purple liquid brings up the question what is purple drank

What is Purple Drank?

At house parties, they call it lean or purple drank. Many hip-hop songs keep referencing it. However, precisely what is purple drank? Is this opioid-based drug mixture addictive? What is Purple Drank? People combine enormous quantities of codeine-containing cough syrup with soda and candies, turning the drink purple. Candy helps kill the bad aftertaste. Gradually,…

Man in distress due to whippets drug effects

Whippets Drug Effects

Many people may be shocked to learn of whipped cream and nitrous oxide’s connection to drug culture. These two things seem harmless and benign to most people. However, there’s a dark underbelly in the drug culture that has found ways of abusing nitrous oxide, sometimes called whippets. What are whippets drug effects, risks, as well…