a woman wonders how to taper off sleeping pills

How to Taper Off Sleeping Pills

Sleeping pills are a diverse group of medications that help you fall asleep or stay asleep. Not all of these medications work in the same way. However, many of them share one thing in common. Namely, if you take them long enough, you can become dependent on them. If dependence occurs, experts recommend that you…

a woman is addicted to painkillers

Are You Quietly Addicted to Painkillers?

Almost 10 million Americans abuse pain medications every year. Included in this figure are millions of women. In addition, more than 10% of Americans develop diagnosable cases of painkiller abuse or addiction. Whether you know it or not, you may be included among those who are affected. If so, you need help from a painkiller…

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Effects of Ketamine in Women

Ketamine is a type of anesthetic often used by veterinarians. It can also be used in humans as both an anesthetic and a treatment for depression. However, most people – including women – don’t use ketamine for legitimate purposes. Instead, they turn to it as a recreational drug. This abuse can have serious consequences. Increasingly,…

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How to Help a Loved One Who Is Abusing Prescription Drugs

Loving someone who is addicted to prescription drugs can be difficult. It is painful to watch your loved one slip further and further into their addiction. You might feel overwhelmed, angry, sad, or hopeless. Unfortunately, people who struggle with addiction to prescription drugs may not recognize their own problem or find the help they need…

a woman struggles with percocet addiction

Signs You Are Addicted to Percocet

Prescription drug abuse is a big problem in the United States. Millions of Americans take prescription drugs recreationally or use prescription drugs differently than prescribed. Drug abuse and addiction are not the same things. Abusing drugs can lead to addiction, and addiction is a serious medical condition that requires treatment. Percocet is one of the…