a woman disregards the risks of lean and suffers the consequences of negative side effects

What Are the Risks of Lean?

Prescribed cold or cough medicines can be more dangerous than over-the-counter medications. That’s true because they contain more potent ingredients, and their abuse may lead to serious problems. A prime example of such abuse is the mixture known as Lean. Lean contains an opioid drug as its main active ingredient. When you misuse this opioid,…

Woman tries a natural pain reliever

Are There Painkiller Alternatives?

Millions of Americans take prescription painkillers to manage their pain. This leaves millions at risk of becoming addicted. Prescription painkillers are one of the most addictive substances out there. What begins as a treating pain often results in full-fledged painkiller addiction. If you are worried about becoming addicted to prescription painkillers, there are less addictive…

a woman has been combining gabapentin and opioids

The Dangers of Combining Gabapentin and Opioids

Opioids have gotten a lot of press coverage lately. Why? Gabapentin and Opioids Make National Headlines    During the Trump administration, the federal government finally declared the opioid crisis a national public health emergency in the United States. Tens of thousands of Americans died from opioid overdoses before the federal government finally sat up and…

a woman struggles with the difference between meth vs adderall

Meth vs. Adderall Addiction

Meth and Adderall are two commonly-abused stimulants that produce similar feelings in the body. Both can lead to addiction and require help from the professionals at a drug rehab center. While they act similarly, meth and Adderall work differently within the body and have properties that make them different. To understand the difference between the…

sesame street

The Opioid Crisis Has Reached Sesame Street

What can we learn about addiction from a children’s program? “Sesame Street has always been real-world. It’s not a fantasy, it’s not a fairy tale. One of the things that sets us apart is respecting children and dealing with real-world issues from a child’s perspective.” ~ Sherrie Westin, Executive Vice-President of Global Impact and Philanthropy,…