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…

By Cindy Coloma Tina jumped as her alarm went off. Everything seemed to startle her lately. She had already been awake for hours, suffering from flashbacks that haunted her night after night. She sat up. Her neck and shoulders ached from the tension she had been carrying since she was released from jail. On good…

You’re tired of the hold drugs and alcohol have over your life. You’re tired of how they make you think, feel and act. Or maybe you’re tired of watching them hurt someone you love. You think rehab might be the right choice, but you’re not sure. There are so many conflicting stories and misconceptions about…

When it comes to addiction in America, the issue is black and white. And Native American. And Latino. No one is exempt. Addiction plagues communities of every race and nationality. And yet, for minority communities — especially the African-American community — addiction is compounded by historical and institutional factors that make the issue even more…