Fake Weed (Synthetic Marijuana like Spice and K2) — Dangerous Designer Drugs

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Spice and K2, the OG synthetic cannabinoids, debuted in 2008, but many other forms of fake weed followed, often with a slightly different chemical makeup to subdue fresh laws surrounding these dangerous designer drugs. Keep reading to learn more. How many overdoses and deaths are related to synthetic drugs? Early detection of new synthetic drugs […]

Top 17 Most Dangerous Party Drugs

Top 17 Most Dangerous Party Drugs

COVID-19 may have shut down clubs and bars, but your teen or young adult could be attending a pharm party, increasing their chance of exposure to club drugs. Read our feature outlining and describing the 17 most common party drugs. Party Drug Overdose and Death Rates Party drug overdose deaths have been on the rise […]

The Smart Pill (phenibut) – Dangerous since the 1960’s

Smart Pill Phenibut

What is Phenibut and How Does it Work? Phenibut is a drug that originated in Russia. It has been used since the 1960s according to the American Addiction Centers. Phenibut uses include the treatment of anxiety, insomnia, depression, stuttering, irregular heartbeat, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Phenibut falls into the class of nootropics, or “smart […]

Why Is It Dangerous to Mix Opiates and Alcohol?


Combining alcohol with any strong prescription medicine is dangerous. Most of these medications carry a warning stating they should not be used along with alcohol, but users often disregard these warnings. Alcohol consumption alone can result in serious side effects. However, it can also worsen the side effects of other substances including prescription medications. Opiates […]

What Is Delirium Tremens?


Many people who have an alcohol use disorder experience withdrawal symptoms when they stop drinking or reduce their consumption. These symptoms include hallucinations, tremors, and seizures. Some people who drink heavily for extended periods experience a severe form of withdrawal known as delirium tremens, DTs or withdrawal delirium. About one in 20 individuals going through […]

Why Is It Dangerous to Mix Ritalin and Alcohol?


There are risks associated with the use of both alcohol and Ritalin. However, when Ritalin is used as prescribed, there is a limited likelihood of serious side effects. Similarly, if you drink in moderation, you’re unlikely to experience significant problems. When you mix Ritalin and alcohol, there’s an increased chance that you will experience negative […]

The Ultimate 2020 Opioid Comparison Guide


Every day, 41 people die from an opioid overdose. The dangers of opioid addiction have nearly doubled in the last ten years. Read our opioid comparison of the 13 most common opioids and their individual characteristics. Opioid Overdose and Death Rates In 2016, 62 people per 100,000 visited the emergency room because of an opioid […]

What Causes Alcoholism & Alcohol Misuse?


Many people who develop alcoholism wonder how they became that way. Their relatives and friends may also be curious about why that person developed an addiction while other people didn’t. Given the significant impact that alcohol abuse and addiction can have on an individual’s life, it’s important to understand the risk factors. Some people assume […]

What Are Bath Salts? Can I Get Addicted to Them?

Bath Salts

A few years ago, there was lots of media attention surrounding bath salts, the common name given to synthetic cathinones. The drug was being linked to so-called face-eating cannibal attacks in the United Kingdom and the United States. Now that the media frenzy has died down, there is less discussion surrounding these man-made stimulants. However, […]

What Are Designer Drugs?

Designer Drugs

If you or someone you know are struggling with drug addiction, look into addiction treatment programs near you. You’ve probably heard the term designer drugs but you may not be entirely sure what they are. The term ‘designer drugs’ was first used in the 1980s and at that time, it referred to synthetic drugs made […]