The Most Difficult Drugs to Kick

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The United States is in the middle of an epidemic of drug use. An estimated 18.5 million people were addicted to drugs or alcohol in 2019. While that’s likely gone up in 2020, this works out to more than 1 in 20 Americans. Drug use is widely condoned and even seen as a bit of … Read more

Common and Rare Side Effects of Xanax

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Xanax, the most common name for the drug Alprazolam, is one of the most commonly prescribed prescription drugs in the United States. In fact, in 2018, there were over 20.4 million Xanax prescriptions. That makes sense, as the drug has a long history of use in treating anxiety disorders, panic disorders, and nausea because of … Read more

How to Be a Sober Mom

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Going into recovery and getting clean is one of the best things you can do for your kids. But, once you’ve finished drug rehab or treatment for alcohol abuse, what then? How do you move on and be a good mom to your kids? Many of us leave rehab with a negative sense of self-worth, … Read more

Is it Possible to Get Addicted to Sleeping Pills?

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Sleeping pills are one of the most commonly prescribed medications in the United States. In fact, over 5% of women and 3.5% of men in the U.S. have a prescription sleeping aid. But, while prescription sleeping pills are popular and very common, they’re also dangerous. More than 42,000 people are hospitalized each year because of sleeping pill abuse, addiction, and … Read more

7 Ways to Cope with Anxiety Naturally


Anxiety is one of the most common disorders in the United States. With some 40 million Americans struggling with some form of anxiety, the disorder affects more than 3% of the population. Yet, less than 35% of us ever seek out treatment. Despite that, anxiety is a highly treatable disorder, and tactics like cognitive behavioral … Read more

How Long Does Crystal Meth Stay in Your System?

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Crystal meth, the purest form of methamphetamine, is one of the most popular recreational drugs in the United States. Crystal meth is quickly growing in popularity as opioid accessibility goes down, as people become more isolated, and as lifestyles change. In 2018-2019, an estimated 1.6 million people used methamphetamines like Crystal. In the 2019-2020 period, that … Read more

What Is Gabapentin?


Gabapentin is one of the most prescribed drugs in the U.S. In fact, in 2020, Gabapentin was the 6th most commonly prescribed drug in the country, with over 68 million prescriptions given. Gabapentin, an anticonvulsant which is often prescribed under the brand name Neurontin, is primarily used to treat seizures, neuropathic conditions, and neuropathic pain. At the same time, it’s noted as having … Read more