Laid on a table are some schedule 1 drugs

Schedule 1 Drugs

Although prescription medications are legal because they provide important medical and therapeutic benefits, prescriptions like Xanax, OxyContin, and Vicodin are prone to abuse. Illicit drugs like heroin, MDMA, and hallucinogenics are classified by the federal government as Schedule 1 drugs, meaning that they have a high potential for abuse and limited medical applications. Drug and…

various drugs are displayed as we currently face a war on drugs

War on Drugs

Addiction causes problems with relationships, finances, careers and can lead to personal, medical and mental health issues. The severity of addiction has led to American policymakers declaring a war on drugs. Research about addiction and treatment has intensified and insurance companies now are required to cover substance abuse treatment. The War on Drugs has improved…

a patient describing methadone withdrawal symptoms to a doctor

Methadone Withdrawal Symptoms

Opiate abuse and addiction rates have reached record levels in the United States, resulting in unintentional drug overdoses becoming the most common cause of accidental death in the country. Opiates are highly addictive because they release excessive levels of dopamine, resulting in euphoric highs when abused. And creating awful methadone withdrawal symptoms. Over 15 million…