Substance Abuse Articles and Resources

Addiction Hope is dedicated to providing timely and helpful information on the dangers of various drugs as well as alcohol. Continue reading below to see our latest blog posts on substance abuse. Under the “Substance Abuse Navigation” menu, you can click on the drop-down arrow to see evergreen, general information on dozens of individual drugs, including prescription substances.

Process of Detoxing from Oxycodone

Man detoxing Oxycodone is a narcotic pain killer and is most commonly prescribed for moderate to severe pain. It is highly habit forming and can lead to addiction mainly due to the fact that it is an opioid [1]. Oxycodone can be taken individually but is also the main ingredient in combination drug prescription pain relievers. Prescription [...]
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Dangers of Lexapro Use and Alcoholism

Woman in the shadows Lexapro, or brand name escitalopram oxalate, is an antidepressant and antianxiety. Lexapro is an SSRI and prescribed to treat generalized anxiety disorder, major depressive disorder, and other mental health issues. Lexapro affects the brain by blocking the reuptake of serotonin. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter which affects mood. SSRI drugs are known as one of the [...]
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Mushroom Abuse Among Teenagers: Tips for Parents

Girl in the grass Over 75 species of mushrooms are known and to be found in the United states which contain Psilocybin or psilocin mushrooms, which come from the family Psilocybe. These are naturally occurring ingredients and are extremely hallucinogenic chemicals. Once ingested, the individual can experience an overwhelming psychedelic trip [1, 3]. Psilocybin is defined as a Schedule [...]
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Ibuprofen: When Use Goes Beyond Pain Relief

Couple hugging and watching sunset on the beach Ibuprofen is commonly prescribed for relieving pain, mostly swelling and inflammation. It is also a common and main ingredient of various over the counter (OTC) medications for fever, headache, cold, osteoarthritis, menstrual cramps, arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and back pain [1,4]. If pain to too strong, and OTC Ibuprofen does aid in pain management, then a [...]
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When Shame Stops You From Getting Help For Your Sexual Addiction

Woman on the shore You have probably heard at some point that addiction and denial go hand-in-hand. There is an even tighter hand-in-hand connection that any addict in recovery needs to become familiar with—one that could make or break recovery. Have you considered just how dependent we are upon our bodies to understand our environment, and live effectively? If [...]
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