January 31, 2019

Benzodiazepines and Addiction

What is a Benzodiazepine? Benzodiazepines are a prescription drug sedative used to treat a variety of conditions. They are classified as Schedule IV in the Controlled Substances Act. Some of the conditions that Benzodiazepine can treat include: Insomnia Anxiety Seizures Muscle tension Panic disorders When used as prescribed under the supervision of a medical professional, […]

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October 16, 2018

The Top 10 Warning Signs of Becoming Addicted to Medication

Substance abuse and addiction isn’t just limited to alcohol and street drugs. It can also be very easy to become addicted to medication. This can be very confusing and dangerous all at the same time, because medication has been prescribed to help treat something that might be wrong. While taking medication prescribed by a doctor […]

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June 19, 2013

College Students’ Adderall Abuse Trends on Twitter During Finals

In a 6-month study led by health science professor Carl Hanson of Brigham Young University, enough tweets about Adderall contained GPS location data to help researchers to group them into geographical clusters. Guess where most of them were located…. They were clustered around universities with a student population of 10,000 or more. Surprise! Okay, maybe […]

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