How Long Does Cocaine Stay In Your System? Drug Testing
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How Long Does Cocaine Stay In Your System? Drug Testing

Cocaine is a powerful stimulant known for its intense euphoria, but it does not come without associated health risks. According to the National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics, 1 in 5 drug overdose deaths in 2017 were cocaine dependency related – and this number is only rising. Highly addictive in nature, this substance can lead…

Tranq Drug Facts and Warnings
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Tranq Drug Facts and Warnings

Medically Reviewed By Jodi Mabry, Nurse Practitioner (NP) There is a new Tranq epidemic on the rise. This new Tranq drug poses a serious threat to current Fentanyl drug users who may be looking for the same high, not knowing that their fix is now Fentanyl Mixed with Xylazine. This mixture is extremely dangerous and…

Molly Drugs – An Upper or Downer?
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Molly Drugs – An Upper or Downer?

MDMA “Molly Drugs” are a synthetic drug commonly known as “ecstasy” or “molly.” It belongs to a class of drugs called entactogens, which means “touching within.” MDMA produces a sense of euphoria, increased energy, and emotional openness. It is often used recreationally in social settings such as parties and concerts, but is also being studied…

Risks in Combining Vicodin and Percocet
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Risks in Combining Vicodin and Percocet

Medically Reviewed By Jodi Mabry, Nurse Practitioner (NP) Vicodin and Percocet are each classified as Schedule II prescription opioids, and, as legal substances, can be insidious as they are commonly habit-forming and lethal when abused. Unlike illicit drugs, prescription narcotics are accessible and replenishable due to the chronic pain they treat. As opioids, Vicodin and…

Is Xanax an Upper or Downer?
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Is Xanax an Upper or Downer?

Many addictive substances are classified as either “uppers” or “downers”.  Uppers are stimulants while downers are depressants. These terms refer to the physical, mental, and emotional reactions an individual experiences while intoxicated by a specific substance. As stimulants, uppers produce an increase in energy, feelings of invincibility, and sharpened focus while downers act as depressants,…

Top 17 Most Dangerous Party Drugs
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Top 17 Most Dangerous Party Drugs

Party drugs, also known as recreational drugs, are substances that are commonly used for their psychoactive effects, often in social and party settings. These drugs are designed to alter a person’s mood, perception, and behavior. Some of the most commonly used party drugs include ecstasy, cocaine, methamphetamine, and ketamine. While these drugs can produce a…

Why Is It Dangerous to Mix Ritalin and Alcohol?
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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…

Tennessee and the Opioid Epidemic
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Tennessee and the Opioid Epidemic

While the third wave of the opioid epidemic, beginning in 2013, has impacted every corner of the U.S., some geographical regions have sustained more damage than others. Central Appalachia remains one of these regions. Data from the Appalachian Regional Commission shows that overdose mortality rates for people ages 25–54 were 43 percent higher in this…