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Pennsylvania is known as one of the hotbeds of America’s opioid problem, deemed by the state’s drug and alcohol secretary as “the worst overdose crisis in the history of humanity.” And with rates of heroin use among Pennsylvanian women more than doubling between 2002 and 2014, it’s not surprising that the terrors of the opioid […]

Methcathinone, also known as cat, Charlie or Jeff, is both a natural substance and one that can be created synthetically. It is related to the drugs called bath salts as well as to amphetamine and methamphetamine. It is a dangerous and harmful stimulant. Methcathinone side effects can be painful and lasting, and abuse of this […]

The effects of parent drug use on ages 6 to 12 and on children even younger are detrimental and lasting. Young children with parents using drugs may experience traumas including abuse or neglect. They may see things that traumatize them or that are hard to understand. They may feel unloved, hurt and frightened. Traumatic events, […]

With medicinal marijuana legal in 25 states and recreational marijuana legal in four plus the District of Columbia, pot is becoming more and more mainstream. Entrepreneurs are now making the drug available in more than just blunts, bongs and brownies. Below, we take a look at some unusual cannabis products you may not yet know about.

Pregabalin is the generic name for the brand-name drug Lyrica. This medication is a Schedule V controlled substance, which means that it presents a low risk for abuse. This doesn’t mean that there is no risk for abuse, however, and Lyrica drug abuse does happen. If you have been prescribed pregabalin or Lyrica, you need […]

How much drug use is abuse? People are often curious about the difference between a recreational drug user and an addict, but it’s hard to say if there is actually a difference. At what point does use become abuse? Is it a question of time, frequency or quantity?

Propofol may go down in history as being the drug that killed Michael Jackson, but it is also devastating the lives of other, ordinary people. The prescription drug is an anesthesia with the nickname ‘milk of amnesia’ for its white, liquid state and its ability to help someone drift off to sleep. Propofol euphoria and […]

Lyrica is a prescription medication and a brand name for the drug pregabalin. Abuse of Lyrica and addiction are growing problems as more of the medication is prescribed. If you have been prescribed this medication, make sure you understand the risks that go along with abusing it. You should never use any medication in a […]