Category Archives: Prescription Drugs

Out of all drug types, prescription medications have the highest risk for addiction. We are always ready to take your call and begin your process of recovery.

Why Recreational Xanax Use Is Less Than Harmless

Why Recreational Xanax Use Is Less Than Harmless - The Treatment Center

Xanax, otherwise known by its generic name alprazolam, is often prescribed to treat sleep disorders, anxiety and panic disorders in mental health patients. While Xanax is relatively harmless when taken on its own and as directed by a doctor, it can be deadly when abused, especially when used as a recreational drug. Dangers of Recreational […]

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How to Help a Spouse Stop Abusing Prescription Drugs

How To Help Spouse Stop Abusing Prescription Drugs - The Treatment Center

Adults across the country take various prescription medications to help them manage chronic conditions. While these medications are safe when taken according to a doctor’s instructions, some prescription drugs still pose serious risks of addiction. Married couples need to be aware of the inherent dangers of prescription drug use and know how to identify the […]

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A Closer Look at Older Adults & Opioid Addiction

A Closer Look At Older Adults Opioid Addiction - Treatment Center

The United States has experienced an unprecedented epidemic of opioid drug overdoses in recent years. While the social stigma surrounding addiction may bring unflattering stereotypes to mind, the reality is that this crisis has impacted Americans in every state, income bracket and age group in the country. Older adults and senior citizens have not been […]

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Why Are Benzodiazepines Commonly Used in Substance Abuse Withdrawal Therapy?

Why Are Benzodiazepines Commonly Used in Substance Abuse Withdrawal Therapy

Drug and alcohol addiction does more than threaten the user’s psychical and emotional health. Severe withdrawal symptoms can threaten their well-being even after they quit using. In addition to causing intense cravings, withdrawal symptoms can include vomiting, seizures and strokes. During an unsupervised withdrawal period, long-term users face high risks of these health complications leading to death. […]

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Painkiller Addiction Often Sets In After Extensive Dental Work

Painkiller Addiction Often Sets In After Extensive Dental Work

The United States is no stranger to substance abuse. Since 2001, drug overdoses have become the leading cause of accidental death in the country, overtaking motor vehicle crashes. There are numerous reasons for the spike in addiction rates and overdoses, but it’s important to note that the most dangerous drugs on the market are completely […]

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Opioid Abuse, Heroin Addiction Gripping Knoxville and Tennessee

Opioid Abuse, Heroin Addiction Gripping Knoxville and Tennessee

Knoxville, in eastern Tennessee, is a manufacturing and wholesaling center in the south. The opioid epidemic throughout the country cuts deep into this Appalachian region community and highlights the sudden and impactful increase in prescription opioid and heroin abuse over the last several years. Explore the Data on Drug Abuse in Tennessee In the first […]

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Prescription Opiate Abuse Increases Lethal Potential of Benzodiazepines

Prescription Opiate Abuse Increases Lethal Potential of Benzodiazpines

A Lethal Combination: Prescription Opioids and Benzodiazepines In 2015, the primary cause of death for nearly 9,000 individuals was linked to benzo-opiate combinations. Almost a third of opioid overdose fatalities also include the use of a benzodiazepine. The data supports recent regulatory changes to opioid and benzodiazepine warnings. Abusing a legal or illegal opioid with […]

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Combating the Epidemic Levels of Opiate Addiction

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is taking new measures to combat our country’s opioid epidemic, which was described by HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell as, “One of the most pressing public health issues in the United States.” The HHS’s new actions include the following: Eliminating Potential Financial Incentives for Doctors Prescribing […]

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A Troubling Trend: The Rise of Adderall Abuse

A Troubling Trend The Rise of Adderall Abuse

The opioid crisis has seen some national attention, and we’re relieved it’s gotten the spotlight it needs. However, another crisis has been going on unseen, quietly wrecking the lives of teens and young adults. Prescription stimulants such as Adderall, Ritalin, and Vyvanse are addictive and deadly, and, like opioids, abuse rates are on the rise. […]

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