Addiction

Methamphetamine or “crystal meth” is a highly addictive and potent stimulant drug. Meth is a man-made drug that was historically given to soldiers in World War II to keep them awake and alert.[1] Crystal meth is made with a substance found in many cold medicines -...

Methamphetamine is an addictive stimulant drug that produces powerful effects. This substance is extremely addictive due to the way it interacts with your central nervous system. Because of the habit-forming effects of meth, it has been classified as a Schedule II stimulant drug. According to the...

Heroin is a powerfully addictive opiate. People who use heroin, even for a short period of time, are at risk of developing brain damage and physical dependence. Being addicted to heroin puts people at substantial risk of overdose and death. Withdrawal from heroin carries its own...

Millions of people in the United States struggle with a substance use disorder (SUD). A substance use disorder is characterized by substance use that interferes with a person’s ability to live a healthy, fulfilling life and function normally in their daily life. There is a wide...

Benzodiazepine drugs are sedatives that have a calming effect and are used to treat anxiety and panic disorders, certain types of seizures, insomnia, and alcohol withdrawal.[1] Benzodiazepines or “benzos” are some of the most commonly prescribed medications in the United States. The most widely used...

Fentanyl is a powerful, synthetic opioid that is 50 times stronger than heroin and 100 times stronger than morphine.[1] It is sometimes used to treat severe pain after surgery or to help manage pain in patients fighting cancer. However, it has also infiltrated the illegal...

Opioid abuse is a serious problem in the United States. The latest wave of opioid abuse started in the 1990s and has risen sharply over the past three decades. The number of people visiting the emergency room because of opioid use rose 152% in the...

Addiction is a serious condition that affects every part of a person’s life. Left untreated, addiction can quickly lead to long-term damage to a person’s physical and mental health. It keeps people from engaging fully in their lives and puts strain on relationships. Addiction also wreaks...