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How Does Heroin Destroy Your Body?

What Heroin Does to Users Heroin is an illicit narcotic opioid, one that is commonly abused and is responsible for hundreds of overdose-related deaths annually. Physical and psychological addiction and overdose are considered long-term effects consistent with heroin abuse – however, many short and long-term effects are worth mentioning. It is important to understand that […]

What Makes Xanax a Popular Recreational Drug?

How Does Xanax Work? Xanax is a potent prescription medication, one most commonly used for the treatment of severe anxiety disorders. It is a short-acting benzodiazepine, meaning that in addition to the rapid development of physical and psychological dependence, abusing Xanax for any length of time can result in serious – and potentially life-threatening – […]

What Makes Ecstasy a Popular Club Drug?

How Does Ecstasy Work? Ecstasy is a synthetic drug, one that produces intense feelings of euphoria and results in stimulant and hallucinogenic effects. Those who use ecstasy will typically use the drug recreationally and in a social setting. It is somewhat uncommon for individuals to develop substance abuse disorders that revolve exclusively around ecstasy – […]

Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome from Methadone

About Methadone Withdrawal Symptoms Methadone is a narcotic pain reliever, one that has been more commonly used for the treatment of opioid abuse and addiction disorders over the past several years. This drug is a long-acting opioid antagonist, meaning that it can be beneficial in treating symptoms associated with opioid withdrawal (namely psychological cravings) that […]