Rise in Xanax Addiction for Britain’s Children

A disturbing trend in the United Kingdom is being looked at with growing concern by British public health officials: Xanax use among children and adolescents is showing a rapid increase. An article published by the Telegraph reported that an NHS study found that one in eight British children, some as young as 11 years old,is being treated for… Read More

Meditation, Yoga, and Other Things I Thought Were a Waste of Time

You could probably hear my eyes roll the first time my friend drug me to a meditation center. The whole idea sounded so stupid to me. She said that learning to live a healthier lifestyle meant I had to confront a lot of things I’d been avoiding and that I that I needed to learn new coping strategies…. Read More

Pharmacy Employee Steals Xanax For Her Mother

Drug dependence can make otherwise good people do self-destructive things. Take Walgreens employee Melissa Marie Ciafardo, 45, who had been stealing from her store for two months before she got caught. Her co-workers caught her pocketing a handful of generic Xanax (Alprazolam), and when her manager confronted her, she admitted that she had been stealing from them. Her… Read More

Xanax and Opioids Prove Deadly and Popular in Illinois

The deathly combination of opioids and benzodiazepines, the class of drugs Xanax, Valium and other drugs fall under, has proven to be popular with partygoers. Where once heroin or ecstasy would have been reigning supreme, partiers are instead turning to prescriptions with relaxing effects. However, Cook County, IL, second-largest county in the nation, has seen over 330 deaths… Read More

Telling Your Parents You Need Rehab

The first step in getting help for your addiction is to bring your parents on board. It can be a scary and difficult concept, but it is necessary and beneficial in the long run. Parents are your protector and will want to help you. Reaching out for assistance with an addiction to substances like opiates, heroin, Xanax, or… Read More

Identical Triplets Arrested For Running Drug Ring

North Carolina can breathe a sigh of relief now that a drug ring selling things like Xanax bars laced with fentanyl, and other such drugs to local addicts and teenagers. The Dossou triplet brothers, Atsou, Atsouste and Etse, 21, were each arrested May 31 in Raleigh with a large rap sheet, including possession, manufacturing, intent and actual sale… Read More

Florida Man Feeds Child Xanax To Make Him “Chill” After Sugar High

Although nearly any story we share that has to do with Xanax withdrawal symptoms or Xanax detox is already almost guaranteed to not be an exciting or happy story, an incident out of Orange City that involves a man forcing a 10-year-old kid to take the addictive substance. What’s even more telling about this person is that he… Read More

Washington Teens Mix Drugs and End Up Overdosing

Washington’s Clark County Sheriff’s deputies were likely prepared for the worst when they found four teen boys overdosed on marijuana and Xanax June 29. The boys were passed out in a driveway, except one who apparently crawled to a neighboring yard, and another who was brought to the hospital by family. The four boys attend the same high… Read More

Researchers Investigate Possible Nanotechnology-Based Addiction Therapies

It seems difficult to imagine in the modern day, but the technology of the future is finally beginning to find its way to the real world. In an article in ACS Chemical Neuroscience, Morteza Mahmoudi, who is an instructor at the Department of Anesthesiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, as well as suggested ways… Read More

Eric Bolling’s Son Overdosed on Fentanyl

Eric Bolling

Talented student showed no signs of trouble It’s a story that’s been repeated countless times across the nation, in an all too painful pattern of tragedy. Eric Bolling’s son was studying at University of Colorado and seemed to be doing well. Then, things went terribly wrong. As reported by People.com, the Boulder County Coroner in Colorado ruled the… Read More