When one falls privy to an addiction, questions are raised. One thinks, “Should I seek treatment? Do I truly have a problem with substance abuse that is interfering with my ability to function on a daily basis?” Through the answer to these questions, and a little feedback from loved ones, individuals with chemical dependency can…

Cocaine became well-known in the 1970s and ’80s as a party drug, and use of this illegal stimulant drug continues to be a problem today. Cocaine addiction remains prevalent in this country and unfortunately leads to a number of overdose deaths and heart attacks each year. Cocaine addiction affects everyone in all income groups, ages, and…

On This Page: What Are Street Names? Oxycodone Street Names Getting Help Oxycodone is a drug in the classification of opioids (narcotics), which includes morphine, codeine, fentanyl and hydrocodone. Oxycodone is found in a number of prescription drugs including Percocet, Percodan and Tylox. It elevates levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine, which is linked with pleasurable experiences. It…

Nutmeg is a spice that is often used in eggnog and cakes, but when smoked or ingested at high doses, this tangy spice can be toxic. Hallucinogenic Effects of Nutmeg People have used nutmeg to achieve hallucinogenic results for at least a century if not longer. Primarily known as a cooking spice, nutmeg is produced…

The human body develops a tolerance to drugs very quickly. This means that users will need larger or more frequent doses in order to achieve the effects they desire. Eventually a plateau is reached where no amount of the drug will achieve the original high. When this happens addicts are likely to start combining drugs…

Hydrocodone is the opiate compound found in prescription painkillers like Vicodin, Norco, and Lorcet. It is derived from the same opium poppy as heroin and morphine, and like these drugs, hydrocodone can cause an overdose when taken in excess. The exact amount needed to cause an overdose depends on several variables, including opiate tolerance, age…

By Pat Matuszak Over the years, one college complaint has echoed across addiction prevention and recovery communities from students and parents alike: Campus life encourages a mindset where alcohol and drug use is considered part of the ritual of becoming an adult. The Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention and Recovery (HECAOD)…

By Kathryn Millán, MA, LPC/MHSP The opioid crisis in America has become a regular topic in national news. Every day, more than 115 people die of an opioid overdose in the United States, and this crisis costs the US over $78 billion each year.1 A close look at the data shows what many Michigan residents…