Dextromethorphan Addiction and Abuse

Dextromethorphan Addiction and Abuse

What is Dextromethorphan? Dextromethorphan (DM or DXM) is a drug used to treat coughs.1 DXM is one of the most common ingredients found in over-the-counter (OTC) cold medicines.1 Learn more about addiction to DMX and the therapies and treatments available for...

Faith-Based Treatment for Addiction

Faith-Based Treatment for Addiction

According to a June 2017 report from the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 21.5 million Americans age 12 and up have experienced an addiction within the past year.1 With so many people struggling with addiction, treatment programs are...

Librium Addiction and Abuse

Librium Addiction and Abuse

Common QuestionsIs Librium Addictive? Chlordiazepoxide or Librium is a benzodiazepine medication that works as a sedative.  It is frequently prescribed to relieve anxiety.1 Where is Librium on the Drug Schedule? It’s a Schedule IV drug. This means that it has the...

A Guide to Heroin Addiction and Abuse

A Guide to Heroin Addiction and Abuse

Common Questions Is Heroin Addictive? Yes, it's an illegal, highly addictive drug that is dangerous and possibly life-threatening. In 2017, approximately 494,000 Americans (ages 12 years and older) reported using heroin in the past year.1What is Its Drug Class? Heroin...

Marijuana Use and Abuse

Marijuana Use and Abuse

Common Questions About MarijuanaIs Marijuana Addictive? Marijuana (“cannabis” or “weed”) is a mind-altering drug that contains many compounds.1 The one most known for causing its effects is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. According to the U. S. Drug Enforcement...

Defining Classes of Drugs

Defining Classes of Drugs

What Are Drug Classes? The Controlled Substances Act established drug classes. It also scheduled drugs by how harmful, medically useful, or addictive. The schedules range from I to V, with Schedule I being the most addictive and most likely to require inpatient...

Flexeril Abuse and Addiction

Flexeril Abuse and Addiction

Flexeril is a skeletal muscle relaxant; its generic name is cyclobenzaprine. It's typically prescribed for pain relief for acute back or neck pain, or to treat muscle spasms and increase functioning.1 Abuse of Flexeril can require inpatient addiction treatment and...

LSD Addiction and Treatment

LSD Addiction and Treatment

Here's What You Need to Know About LSD Abuse Lysergic acid diethylamide, more commonly known as “LSD,” “acid,” or “blotter,” is a classical hallucinogen drug. It was accidentally discovered in 1938 by Albert Hofmann, a chemist working for Sandoz Pharmaceutical. It's...

Baclofen Use and Abuse

Baclofen Use and Abuse

Baclofen is the generic name for a class of medications known as skeletal muscle relaxants. This prescription drug is used to treat pain and certain types of muscle stiffness and tightness that result from multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, or other spinal cord...

Porn Addiction

Porn Addiction

Defining Porn Addiction  Behavioral addictions are still fairly new territory for mental health professionals and researchers. Porn addiction, one of the types of hypersexual disorders, is gaining wider acceptance in the mental health community. It's estimated that...

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