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Kratom Overdose: Dosage, Symptoms, & Treatment

Kratom is a plant-based product that has been used as a dietary supplement, a way to increase energy, and to manage pain. Although its past uses seem helpful, there are...

Lorazepam Overdose Dangers

One of the front-line treatments for anxiety, lorazepam, is a common prescription benzodiazepine medication. Benzodiazepines, or benzos, work as central nervous system (CNS) depressant drugs, suppressing some of the nerve firings...

Trazodone Overdose Dangers

What is Trazodone? Trazodone is an antidepressant medication that has several off-label uses, including the treatment of insomnia, anxiety, bulimia, Alzheimer’s disease, and even substance abuse treatment.1 The drug was formerly...

Cyclobenzaprine Overdose: The Dangers of Abusing Flexeril

Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) Overview? Cyclobenzaprine, once widely available under the trade name Flexeril and still available as the branded, extended-release formulation Amrix—is a muscle relaxant that is primarily used for the...

Gabapentin Overdose

Taking too much of any drug can lead to an overdose, a medical emergency that in severe cases can be fatal. By the time a person realizes they’re overdosing, it...

Facts about Naloxone

Naloxone is an opioid antagonist, approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to manage opioid overdose.1 By competitively blocking opioid receptors, naloxone can prevent opioid agonist drugs like heroin,...

Xanax Overdose: Symptoms & Signs

Xanax (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine drug. With a relatively better safety profile and less potential for abuse, the benzodiazepine class of drugs became prevalently used alternatives to barbiturates.1 Despite an...

Crystal Meth Overdose

An individual can suffer harm and may die from using methamphetamine, which is very addictive.1,2 A methamphetamine version which is less strong might be prescribed for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder...

Heroin Overdose Dangers

Heroin is highly addictive illegal opioid drug.1 As a potent opioid, heroin attaches to opioid receptors in the brain and central nervous system, delivering a euphoric, pleasurable “rush.”2  Heroin blocks...

Cocaine Overdose Dangers

A stimulant which might be utilized to block someone from feeling pain in a specific location, cocaine comes from a plant.1,2 To get the stimulant impact from coca leaves, they...

Texas A&M Student Dies of Apparent Drug Overdose, 4 More Arrested

LSD, hash oil, marijuana, MDMA – these are a just a few of the substances that were found when police searched the Texas A&M University chapter of the Sigma Nu...

Can You Overdose on Marijuana?

Though life-threatening marijuana overdoses may be unlikely, dose-dependent toxicity is quite possible; individuals who consume enough of the primary psychoactive component in marijuana and other cannabis-derived products are at risk...

Seniors and Overdose: 1 in 6 Takes Dangerous Combinations of Meds

Senior Americans are increasingly becoming a group hard hit by drug abuse, addiction, and overdose. Though some have had lifelong issues with substance use and abuse, and carry these issues...

Drug Overdose Took 47,000 American Lives in 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report announcing that more than 47,000 people in the United States lost their lives to drug overdose in 2014. Specifically,...

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