7 Most Addictive Drugs in Existence

While all drugs have the potential for abuse, some are naturally more addictive than others. Highly addictive drugs share several similarities. They all affect the brain, lead to unpleasant withdrawal symptoms and require professional addiction treatment. Let’s explore seven of the most addictive drugs and why they’re so addictive. 1. Crystal Meth Methamphetamine, also known…

The Path to Painkiller Addiction and How to Get Off of It

Painkiller addiction is an epidemic in the U.S. Opioids, drugs that help to alleviate pain, can be highly addictive. Some are illegal, like heroin and fentanyl. Others are legal prescription medications. These include drugs like oxycodone (OxyContin®, Percocet®), hydrocodone (Vicodin®), and codeine. Prescription painkillers help millions of people live with less pain, but if they…

Signs of Cocaine Use

Cocaine is a stimulant drug or ‘upper.’ This means it temporarily boosts mood, alertness, and energy. Cocaine is also highly addictive, and it can damage users’ physical and mental health. It’s important to be on the lookout for signs of cocaine use in a loved one. Cocaine addiction can ruin lives and put a strain…

Our Most Popular Blog Posts of 2018

We’re so grateful to you for reading and sharing our blog posts! Wondering what other people loved this year? Check out our most-read blogs of 2018. Whether you’re struggling with addiction, love someone who is, you’re a physician, or you just want to learn more, we hope you find some hope and guidance here. 1.…