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Cough Syrup Abuse

If you or a loved one is struggling with cough syrup abuse, it can be difficult to find support. Addiction to cough syrup is serious and can be difficult to address. Detox and professional addiction treatment can offer you the guidance and structure necessary to achieve sobriety. Over the counter cough syrups, which are accessible without…

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What is Tramadol and Why It’s on the Controlled Substance List

You may know tramadol under its brand name, Ultram. Manufacturers also offer an extended release version, Ultram ER. When mixed with acetaminophen, which sells under the trade name Tylenol, the drug’s name changes to Ultracet. But what is tramadol, exactly? Opioid Painkiller or Serotonin Uptake Inhibitor? Both! Initially, the manufacturer believed that the substance had…

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What is Heroin?

As a parent, it’s difficult to know where to draw the line between normal teenage experimentation and curiosity when it comes to drugs and whether there’s a problem or not. You may have heard about the opiate epidemic in the United States. This leads you to the question, what is heroin . Heroin is becoming…