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Can You Die from Benzodiazepine Withdrawal?

Which Drugs Are Benzodiazepines? Benzodiazepines are a type of central nervous system depressant, which slow activity in the brain.1 Doctors may prescribe benzodiazepines to treat anxiety, panic attacks, seizures, and…

What Are the Withdrawal Effects of Mephedrone?

Mephedrone is a synthetic stimulant drug that can make mental and physical function feel boosted for a short period of time. As a synthetic cathinone, it is derived from the…

What Are the Withdrawal Symptoms of Losartan?

Cozaar (losartan) is an antihypertensive medication. It is classified as an angiotensin II receptor agonist, and its use leads to blood vessels not constricting and lowered blood pressure. It is…

What Are the Withdrawal Effects of Methylone?

Methylone is a new psychoactive substance (NPS). It’s sometimes called a research chemical because it was developed in a laboratory to potentially be used as a prescription medication. While there were no…

What Are the Withdrawal Effects of MDPV?

The dangerous phenomenon of synthetic cathinones, a group of manufactured stimulant drugs usually sold as “room fresheners,” “glass cleaner,” or “plant food” with labels like “not for human consumption,” started…

Withdrawal Effects of Norco

The prescription drug overdose epidemic involves a wide range of drugs, but prescription opioid painkillers are at the center of this challenge. These drugs are highly addictive, causing many people…

What Is the Withdrawal Timeline from Anabolic Steroids?

Athletes and other individuals concerned with daily physical performance are sometimes tempted to use anabolic steroids to improve that performance. These drugs, based on the male hormone testosterone, help to…

What Are the Withdrawal Effects of Tramadol?

Tramadol is one of many types of pain-relieving drugs in the opioid category, which are prescribed for people who do not get sufficient relief from over-the-counter pain medications, usually in…

Promethazine Withdrawal Effects and Timeline

Promethazine is an antihistamine used to treat a variety of conditions, such as allergies, motion sickness, and post-surgery pain relief. This synthetic drug is also a powerful sedative, which is…

Is Suboxone Addictive? Why Is It Used for Opioid Withdrawal?

Opioid tolerance, dependence, and addiction all arise due to changes in the brain that occur from chronic opioid abuse. According to a report published in Addiction Science & Clinical Practice,…

What Causes Drug Withdrawal?

An important principle that explains how a person’s system maintains its normal level of functioning is the principle of homeostasis. Homeostasis refers to the property of a system, such as one’s…

How to Manage the Stages of Alcohol Withdrawal

Alcohol acts on both the central nervous system and brain chemistry that is related to pleasure and the stress response. As a central nervous system depressant, alcohol slows some of…

What Are the Withdrawal Symptoms of Benzedrex?

Benzedrex is the brand name for a nonprescription inhaler that is designed to be used as a decongestant. Benzedrex inhalers contain the drug propylhexedrine, which is a stimulant drug. The drug works…

What Are the Withdrawal Symptoms of Nembutal?  

Nembutal (phenobarbital) is a drug that belongs to the barbiturate class. Barbiturates are central nervous system depressants that were originally designed to treat individuals who had severe anxiety, seizures, and…

How Long Do the Withdrawal Symptoms from Fentanyl Last?

Fentanyl is a powerful opioid painkiller with a high addiction potential. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, it is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine. Discontinuing fentanyl…

Alcohol Withdrawal Management: How to Cope during Detox

Acute withdrawal may develop in people who have developed physical dependence to certain substances (such as alcohol) and then suddenly quit or cut down on the amount of the substance…

Do You Withdrawal from Process Addictions like Gaming?

In an illuminating TEDx Talk, former nonstop video gamer Cam Adair shares his story of overcoming his self-described addiction to gaming. Adair discusses how he coped with withdrawal from gaming by…

Psychological Withdrawal: What You Need to Know

Many sources continue to maintain the notion of a separation between physical withdrawal symptoms and psychological withdrawal symptoms.  This separation is artificial and ignores the current understanding of behavior. All behavior…

What Are the Withdrawal Symptoms of Suboxone?

According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.9 million Americans misused prescription opioids and over 8,000 used heroin. An estimated 2.0 million Americans have an opioid…

Getting off Antidepressants: Prozac

According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), an estimated 16.2 million American adults suffered from at least one major depressive episode in 2016, approximately 6.7% of all adults in…

I’m Addicted to Heroin, but Afraid of Being Dope Sick

Heroin is a highly addictive opiate derived from morphine, which is a naturally occurring substance that can be found in the seedpods of poppy plants. According to the National Institute on…

Withdrawal Medications: Making Detox Safe

The detox process allows a person’s system to slowly eliminate substances, such as drugs, and recover relatively normal functioning in the absence of these substances. Most of the elimination of…

Post-Acute Withdrawal Symptoms: What Loved Ones Need to Know

The development of physical dependence to certain classes of drugs can be symptomatic of having a substance use disorder; however, physical dependence (having both tolerance and withdrawal symptoms) is neither…

What Are Concerta Withdrawal Symptoms Like?

Concerta is the brand name for extended-release form of methylphenidate, a stimulant medication use in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Methylphenidate is also found in…

The Adderall Crash: What Can I Do to Ease Adderall Withdrawal?

Adderall is a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine that is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms and narcolepsy. Adderall comes in two different forms: Adderall IR (immediate…

Withdrawal Symptoms among Various Substances

Withdrawal is the period of time when substances leave a person’s body. When someone is physically dependent on drugs or alcohol, withdrawal symptoms often occur as the substance exits the person’s…