Prescription Drugs

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What’s the Comparison of Adderall vs. Vyvanse?

Though Adderall and Vyvanse are both stimulant medications used to treat ADHD, there are some differences between the two medications. If you think you may be suffering from an addiction to either, drug addiction treatment may be necessary. Call us today at 844.875.5609 for more information. What’s the Difference Between Adderall vs. Vyvanse? Adderall is …

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Oxycodone Abuse, Signs, Symptoms

Oxycodone is a semi-synthetic opiate drug that is prescribed primarily for treating pain. It is most commonly prescribed in the form of OxyContin, a name-brand drug that releases oxycodone in time-release tablet form. Other drugs that contain a relatively small amount of oxycodone include Percocet, Percodan and Tylox. It’s highly addictive. Therefore, you need to …

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Signs of Adderall Abuse

Adderall is a combination medication for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), narcolepsy, or major depressive disorder (MDD). It is classified as a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant. When used as prescribed, this medication can help you to stay focused, feel alert and pay attention. It’s also a drug that is commonly abused. Because its stimulating qualities …

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Common Street Names for Prescription Painkillers

Did you know that the effects on the brain of the two most commonly prescribed prescription opioids—hydrocodone and oxycodone—are virtually indistinguishable from those of heroin? The addictive nature of prescription opioids is partially responsible for the current prescription drug crisis and the vast underground market in which people buy and sell these drugs illegally. If …

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Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Syndrome

Withdrawal symptoms that occur when you stop using an addictive substance can range from being uncomfortable to excruciatingly painful, debilitating, or even deadly. Benzodiazepines, or benzos, are a category of drugs that can lead to particularly troublesome and potentially serious symptoms during the withdrawal process. Benzos are typically prescribed to treat anxiety disorders, insomnia, or …

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Buprenorphine Long-Term Side Effects

Buprenorphine is a prescription medication used to treat opioid addiction and dependence. Though it may prove life-changing for many individuals, it can cause potentially serious problems. As with any other drug, there are potential long-term side effects of buprenorphine. Most people can take it without experiencing issues. However, the longer an individual uses this medication, …

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How Much Hydrocodone Is Too Much?

Hydrocodone is a synthetic opioid prescribed to treat moderate to severe pain. While it can be beneficial, it may also have dangerous side effects when misused. Knowing how much hydrocodone is too much can save lives and reduce the risk of developing a dependency.  At Promises Behavioral Health, our opioid rehab center offers comprehensive treatment …

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Common Benzo Withdrawal Symptoms

Benzodiazepines, also known as benzos, are a class of prescription drugs that are used to treat conditions such as anxiety, seizures, and panic disorders. Unfortunately, benzos are also addictive. Benzo withdrawal is a necessary part of recovery, and knowing what to expect can help you take the first step. Here are some of the most …

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