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Can Adderall Use Cause Anxiety Disorders?

Adderall & Anxiety Adderall: What Is It? Adderall is a medication in the stimulant drug category. This brand-name prescription, which also comes in a generic version, is the combination of two generic drugs: amphetamine and dextroamphetamine. Adderall is available as both an oral tablet and an extended-release oral capsule; the form and dosage that someone…

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What is Dilaudid?

Dilaudid: A Guide Dilaudid is the brand name for the prescription drug hydromorphone. This immediate-release drug, which is in the opioid analgesics category, is a controlled substance that is designed to change how your body feels and responds to pain. Hydromorphone is available as an oral tablet, a liquid oral solution, and an injection that…

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Which Depressants are Legal vs. Illegal?

What Are Depressants? Despite the name, depressants don’t necessarily make you feel depressed. Referred to as “downers,” these drugs are designed to help people relax, release inhibitions, and feel at-ease. They are commonly used to treat anxiety, panic attacks, stress, insomnia, sleep disorders, body pain, seizures, and more. Depressants can be swallowed, drank, injected, or…

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What are Signs of Meth Use?

Meth use has risen in the United States, raising the alarm about addiction and overdose. In 2018, data shows that nearly 1.9 million people used meth. According to the National Institute on drug abuse, meth overdose rates quadrupled from 2011 to 2017 alone.  Due to the rising concerns about the drug, knowing how to recognize…

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What are the Side Effects of Vicodin?

Vicodin is a brand name combination of the drugs Hydrocodone and Acetaminophen. Vicodin is prescribed by doctors to treat patients with severe pain.  Knowing the potential side effect of Vicodin before taking the medicine can be helpful! What is Vicodin? Vicodin is a very strong pain killer. It is a combination of hydrocodone and acetaminophen.…

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What Does OxyContin Look Like?

OxyContin is a medicine often prescribed by doctors to help patients manage pain. The painkiller has gained more attention in the media in connection to prescription overdose.  Knowing what OxyContin is and what it looks like can be helpful. What is OxyContin? OxyContin is the brand name of a prescription medication containing oxycodone.  It is…