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ETOH Abuse

ETOH stands for Ethyl alcohol, or more accurately, its chemical composition. Usually the term is interchangeable with any alcoholic drink. ETOH, or alcohol, is the number one most abused drug in the world. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism reported in 2019 that 85.6% of individuals in the US had consumed alcohol at some time in their life. Further, 25.8% of individuals in the US had engaged in heavy drinking in the past month. The majority of Americans have tried alcohol, and more than a quarter have engaged in binge drinking. Since alcohol is so common, the extent of ETOH abuse in the US is no surprise.

Clonidine and Alcohol

Clonidine is a prescription sedative and anti-hypertensive drug. Common brand names include Catapres and Kapvay. It is commonly in a pill or path form frequently in use to treat high blood pressure or ADHD. While the side effects are not typically severe, it is possible for negative interactions to occur in use with other drugs.

Sleeping Pill Overdose

What people think of in reference to a sleeping pill could vary widely. While it is not recommended by medical professionals, some use allergy pills as many of them cause drowsiness. There are other over-the-counter (OTC) medications like Advil PM that are non-habit forming sleep aids. Stronger sleeping pills, like Ambien for example, are often controlled substances. This is often due to the risk of developing a tolerance and dependence. For most OTC sleeping pills, overdose is unlikely without intentionally consuming too many. Similarly, a sleeping pill overdose with prescription sleeping pills is unlikely without intentionally taking too many. Often when overdose does occur, particularly with prescription pills, other substances are present which contributes to the risk of overdose, coma, and death.

Gabapentin High

Most people are familiar with the obvious drugs when they think of drug abuse and addiction: alcohol, heroin, meth, opioids, and more. These substances vary in terms of legality and how severe addiction is. There are other substances, often legal, that many do not realize carry the potential for abuse and addiction. Sometimes it is intentional, a person wanting to experiment with substances, or it is also often something a person did not intend to develop a dependence or addiction to. Gabapentin, commonly sold under the brand name Neurontin, is an anticonvulsant medication. With gabapentin there is the risk of abuse and addiction. Many misuse and abuse it due to the potential for euphoric effects and hope to experience the “gabapentin high”.

DXM and Kratom

Cultural attitudes around substances shift over time, something that often depends on our understanding of substances and how they affect people. Additionally, the way substances are shown in popular culture like music, film or television, and other forms of art has a significant impact. Alcohol, for example, is a drug that is widely socially acceptable.

Borderline Personality Disorder

Stress and anxiety can quickly surmount. When combining those elements with a tough childhood, tragic events, depression, anger, or other challenges, finding a healthy way to cope is no easy task. This is certainly the case for men struggling with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Further, those reeling from its effects may not know where to turn for a solution.

Lorazepam and Alcohol

Lorazepam and Alcohol Unfortunately, teens have plenty of options to choose from when it comes to substance abuse. Whether it’s drinking alcohol at a party or taking pills before watching a movie, it’s important for parents to know what actions have the highest amount of risk. More importantly, it’s crucial for teens to understand the dangers that come along with ingesting and mixing harmful substances.
xanax and alcohol

Xanax and Alcohol Addiction & Substance Abuse

Why Xanax and Alcohol are a Bad Mix If you have a child struggling with substance abuse, then you’re no stranger to the effects of drugs and alcohol.  Two particularly dangerous substances are Xanax and alcohol. It’s estimated that in 2014, over 5,700 teens used prescription pain relievers without a recommendation from a doctor.

Mac Miller Dies of Suspected Overdose at 26

This is a sad day. Pittsburg native rapper Mac Miller was found dead today at his home in San Fernando Valley. If you’re a fan of Mac Miller, you understand how hard this is. He has a wonderful discography and a recent release that really captured his mood. Nobody expected this. But no one really ever does. Drug addiction is cunning, baffling and powerful. It can haunt even the most positive and most influential people.