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Addictions to Rx pain medication in teens: What parents need to know and what they can do

Addictions to Rx pain medication in teens: What parents need to know and what they can do

May 19th, 2016

Narcotic painkiller addiction is currently diagnosed in teenagers…which brings the risk of cross-addiction to heroin. More on prevention programs and what parents can do here.

3 What is naloxone? Should it be available over the counter?

What is naloxone? Should it be available over the counter?

May 9th, 2016

Naloxone is a medication that can help reduce opioid overdose deaths and save the lives of thousands of people. What are the benefits and should it be available OTC? Learn more here.

Is fentanyl a “controlled substance”?

Is fentanyl a “controlled substance”?

May 7th, 2016

Yes, fentanyl is a Schedule II substance under the Controlled Substances Act. More on this legal definition, fentanyl’s abuse potential and narcotic status here.

1 Xanax rehab treatment: What to expect

Xanax rehab treatment: What to expect

May 4th, 2016

What kinds of treatments can you expect when going to rehab for Xanax addiction? A brief (but thorough) review here.

3 Ambien

Ambien

May 2nd, 2016

Ambien (zolpidem) is a hypnotic sedative prescribed as a sleep aid. But, it can cause some adverse side effects in those who use it. Learn more about the safety and effectiveness of Ambien, here.

2 OxyContin

OxyContin

April 30th, 2016

Constipation, nausea and sleep disturbances are only few side effects of OxyContin. What are the others? Check out here, plus all facts on Oxycontin

2 Ritalin effects

Ritalin effects

April 28th, 2016

What are the main effects of Ritalin (on the body and brain)? We review the postitive and negative effects of Ritalin here.

Is Campral safe?

Is Campral safe?

April 27th, 2016

Campral is a medication intended for treating alcohol dependent people who are trying to abstain. Is this medication safe or are there any unwanted side effects from its use? We explore your questions here.

Is Revia safe?

Is Revia safe?

April 15th, 2016

Revia is a brand name medication for a Rx drug containing naltrexone. While Revia is generally a safe medication, what precautions should you take when considering this med? More here, with a section at the end for your questions.

11 When does fentanyl withdrawal start?

When does fentanyl withdrawal start?

April 7th, 2016

Withdrawal from Fentanyl can begin in the first 24 hours following cessation of use. While symptoms intensify about 72 hours after use, they usually resolve within 7-10 days. More here on Fentanyl and withdrawal symptoms here.

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