People use over the counter (OTC) drugs to either get high or to manufacture illegal and illicit drugs (methamphetamine). So what are these medications called on the streets? Learn the top street names for over the counter drugs here.
Some people, even doctors, confuse prescription drug dependency with addiction. Dr. Burson describes pain pill addiction signs and symptoms here. Plus, 10 questions to ask yourself about pain pill use (and possible addiction) here.
Ever wonder what pills your doctor or nurse is popping? Here, a recovered nurse describes the medications most likely to be abused by health care workers. Learn more about the Top 10 drugs most likely to be used and abused by doctors, nurses, and medical specialists here.
Oxycotton is a common misspelling of the brand name drug “OxyContin.” Do addicts abuse Oxy’s? And how can this opioid drug be less attractive for misuse? More on time release and addictive qualities of OxyContin from Dr. Burson here.
Both Xanax and Valium are benzodiazepines that have a muscle-relaxing effect. And both drugs have the potential to cause addiction. Dr. Jana Burson, MD presents facts about these medications to help you evaluate Xanax or Valium as migraine headache medicines here.
Snorting Vicodin can be an efficient way to feel euphoric pain relief of physical or emotional pain. But what are the medical side effects to snorting Vicodin? We review side effects to snorting Vicodin here.
Basic anatomy lesson that describes what happens if you snort Vicodin. How it enters the body and what it does. A list of what happens when you snort Vicodin here.
Prepared for Vicodin withdrawal? We outline the main symptoms of Vicodin withdrawal and let you know when you should seek medical help during Vicodin withdrawal here.
Can taking Vicodin harm you? Worried about Vicodin adverse effects? We review the adverse side effects of taking Vicodin here. Taken from the drug label itself!
Yes, Vicodin is highly addictive. Most people who take Vicodin will develop tolerance and physical dependence on the opioid pain killer. Doctors expect this. But who is at risk of becoming a Vicodin addict or developing Vicodin addiction? More on the addictive qualities of Vicodin here.