Adderall Addiction Treatment Center

Adderall Addiction Treatment Center

History of Adderall During the 1950s and 1960s, Obetrol was a popular prescription stimulant promoted as a weight loss aid. In 1973, the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act was passed and, to adhere to its guidelines, the manufacturers of Obetrol had the drug reformulated with the use of amphetamine replacing methamphetamine. The drug was […]

DMT Addiction Treatment Center

DMT Addiction Treatment Center

History of DMT DMT, clinically known as N,N-Dimethyltryptamine, is a chemical derivative of the tryptamine substance found in over fifty plant species. The origin of DMT use can be traced back to ancient, Amazonian tribes who incorporated variants of the drug in religious rituals over 1,000 years ago. The most common variant was in the […]

LSD Addiction Treatment Center

LSD Addiction Treatment Center

History of LSD Clinically known as Lysergic Acid Diethylamide, LSD was first synthesized in 1938 by Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann. The drug was developed with the intention of being a new respiratory and circulatory stimulant but, five years after its initial introduction into medicine, LSD’s psychedelic properties were discovered. Throughout the 1950s, medical schools and […]

Tramadol Addiction Treatment Center

Tramadol Addiction Treatment Center

History of Tramadol Tramadol, also known by its brand name, Ultram, is a fully synthetic opioid first developed in early 1960s Germany. After decades of testing, the drug was finally approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in the United States in 1995. Tramadol was and continues to be used for general pain […]

Morphine Addiction Treatment Center

Morphine Addiction Treatment Center

History of Morphine  Morphine is a byproduct of opium, a natural substance found in poppy seeds. The drug was first synthesized in 1804 by German chemist Friedrich Serturner who named the substance after Morpheus, the Greek god of dreams, due to its sedative properties. Merck, a German pharmaceutical company, began commercial production of morphine in […]

PCP Addiction Treatment Center

PCP Addiction Treatment Center

History of PCP PCP, clinically known as Phencyclidine, was first synthesized in 1926 by pharmaceutical company Parke-Davis. By the early 1950s,  the drug was introduced into U.S. medicine as an effective anesthetic and veterinary tranquilizer. For over a decade, PCP was a preferred anesthetic because of its ability to sustain normal blood pressure and airflow […]

MDMA Addiction Treatment Center

MDMA Addiction Treatment Center

History of MDMA MDMA, commonly known by its street name “Ecstasy”, was developed by German technology company, Merck, in 1912. It was formulated as a synthetic, psychoactive drug with a similar chemical structure to amphetamines and hallucinogens. Due to its experimental nature, MDMA was often used as an agent in psychotherapy beginning in the early […]

Xanax Addiction Treatment Center

Xanax Addiction Treatment Center

History of Xanax  Xanax is the most commonly prescribed benzodiazepine, a class of psychoactive drugs. Unlike opioids which are primarily used for pain relief, benzodiazepines are used as sedatives to combat disorders in patients such as anxiety, panic disorder, and insomnia. The first benzodiazepine, Librium, was synthesized in 1955 by American chemist Leo Sternbach and […]

Oxycodone Addiction Treatment Center

Oxycodone Addiction Treatment Center

History of Oxycodone Oxycodone was first synthesized in 1916 by German chemists Martin Freund and Edmund Speyer and was introduced to the US market in 1939. Widely distributed to patients as a pain reliever, oxycodone was very effective as its chemical makeup is very similar to heroin. Oxycodone administration increased dramatically during World war II, […]

Ketamine Addiction Treatment Center

Ketamine Addiction Treatment Center

History of Ketamine Ketamine was first synthesized in 1962 by chemistry professor Calvin L. Stevens as an alternative anesthetic. Once approved by the American FDA in 1970, the drug was widely administered to U.S. troops during the Vietnam War in order to surgically operate in the battlefield. Ketamine quickly grew in popularity within the medical […]