Prescription stimulants may seem like a great fix for handling unwanted behavior. However, the ramifications and addictive nature of these prescriptions are often understated and not understood by those who begin taking them.
Beginning with the advent of synthetic marijuana, artificial narcotics have been steadily growing in popularity over the last decade. These drugs can be referred to as any number of street names, such as “spice” or “legal.
Amphetamines originated first in Germany in 1887. The more potent and more uncomplicated alteration of the drug (methamphetamine) was created later by a Japanese chemist who streamlined the process.
The number of deaths from synthetic opioids increased by 50 percent in the Golden State and this is only one of the statistics which increased across the state. California also saw an increase in suicides and an increase in alcohol fatalities. Synthetic opioids add several new risk factors of death.
Fentanyl is taking funeral homes by storm. Fentanyl, also known as Actiq, Duragesic or Sublimaze in its prescription form, is a potent painkiller developed in the 1960s to treat extreme pain. Some strains of Fentanyl can be 50 times more powerful than morphine. According to a U.S.
Addiction actually costs more and more the longer it goes on. There are many costs related to addiction. For the few of us who have never had addiction touch our lives personally, the cost may be a pocketbook and societal matter.
This series of photos graphically illustrates the deterioration of a methamphetamine user over the course of 10 years. Many Americans are getting fed up with the abuse of legal or illegal stimulants such as amphetamines or methamphetamines as the effects of such abuse can be disastrous.
Well, the numbers are in, and it’s not looking good. It’s much worse . Overdose deaths in 2017 have risen an alarming 10% according to the CDC’s preliminary results, to a record-breaking 76,000. The main culprit is Fentanyl.
Both those struggling with substance abuse and their parents/loved ones worry about a relapse when the person gets out of treatment.
This might upset you. If it does, either you’ve been misinformed or you’re fooling yourself. If you are infuriated, then you’re probably an addict and I am touching a nerve by pointing out what you already know to be true but don’t want to admit.