Drug Profile: Meloxicam

Drug Profile - Meloxicam

If you are among the estimated 50 million Americans suffering from chronic pain (according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)), you undoubtedly yearn for an effective way to be pain-free. Among the many choices for pain relief treatment, meloxicam is a prescription-only medication that provides clinically proven relief from chronic arthritis pain and inflammation. It… Read More

Drug Profile: Librium

Drug Profile Librium

Librium, also known as “chlordiazepoxide,” is a hypnotic benzodiazepine medication used for treating issues like insomnia, anxiety, and withdrawal symptoms from drug and alcohol abuse. The drug has anxiolytic, anticonvulsant, amnesic and sedative properties. Patented in 1958 and approved for use in the medical industry in 1960, chlordiazepoxide requires a prescription for any treatment. The drug’s popularity has… Read More

Drug Profile: Dilaudid (Hydropmorphone)

Drug Profile - Dilaudid

Dilaudid Information Dilaudid is a derivative of morphine that has been clinically available since the 1920s. It was manufactured in Germany when the country was seeking pain medications that had fewer side effects and health risks. Its potency is two to eight times greater than morphine but has a shorter effect time. Known in many parts of the world by… Read More

Drug Profile: Inhalants

Drug Profile - Inhalants

Common household items have a long history of being used by people for a purpose other than what they were intended for: Things like glue, contact cement, nail polish and paint thinner are being inhaled for the quick and inexpensive “high” that they give. Even medicinal gases and compounds, such as nitrous oxide and chloroform, can be abused… Read More

Drug Profile: Medical Marijuana

Drug Profile | Medical Marijuana - Abuse Addiction and Treatment

More than 37 million people report using marijuana in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), making it the most commonly used illegal drug in the US (and the world). As even more perspective— roughly half of the American population (51%) has used marijuana at least once in their lifetime. In recent years, with… Read More

Drug Profile: Daytrana

Drug Profile: Daytrana

Approved for use in April 2006 by the Federal Drug Administration, Daytrana is a skin patch produced and marketed by Noven Pharmaceuticals. The drug is also a “methyphenidate transdermal system” (MTS). Daytrana is most commonly used as a daily treatment for “attention deficit hyperactivity disorder” (ADHD) in children ages 6 to 17. When oral medication treatments are not… Read More

The Dangers of a So-Called “Good Trip”

The Dangers of a "Good Trip"

Have you ever wondered what a person means when they say they had a “good trip”? As it turns out, this may not be as abstract a concept as it seems. In digital communities where recreational drug use is common, there are rules, guidelines and defined ways to make sure you have a “good trip” when you use… Read More

The Shocking Number of Vaping Options That Every Parent Should Know About

Shocking Number of Vaping Options

The popularity of vaping is well-known. A deviation of the original electronic cigarettes, vapes are now ubiquitous with an estimated 10.8 million Americans using electronic cigarettes of some sort, over half of them under the age of 35. Just as parents for hundreds of years have had to contend with their children smoking, today’s parents can also add vaping to the list. While propagated as a… Read More

Drug Profile: Codeine Syrup

Codeine syrup is a narcotic that doctors prescribe to treat mild pain and respiratory complaints. It acts as a cough suppressant, so it has been featured in various prescription cough syrup brands for decades. Because this drug has been a prominent ingredient in cough syrups like Promethazine for so long and is a staple in the pantheon of… Read More

Drug Profile: Marijuana

Drug Profile - Marijuana -Abuse, Addiction and Treatment

Marijuana has an extensive history of human cultivation and use. Dating back to the first ancient cultures in recorded history, it is thought that marijuana’s first use was as an herbal medicine. The cannabis or hemp plant originally evolved in Central Asia and then made its way to Africa, Europe, and then the Americas. Some evidence exists that… Read More