an older woman clasps her hands together as she thinks about prescription drug abuse and senior citizens

Prescription Drug Abuse on the Rise in Senior Citizens

In the late 1900s, pharmacology companies assured medical professionals that there was no risk of becoming addicted to prescription medications. As a result, doctors and nurses freely wrote prescriptions for these medicines. Unfortunately, the companies were wrong. As a result, prescription drug addiction has risen over the past few decades. The words “opioid crisis” have…

Women sitting in the corner wondering the long term effects of Xanax

What Are The Long-Term Effects of Xanax?

Xanax, which is the brand name of the prescription drug alprazolam, is one of the most widely used anxiety drugs in the United States. It is used to treat mental health issues like anxiety disorders and panic disorders. It is among the most frequently prescribed medicines in the benzodiazepine family. However, it is also considered…

A man clings to a staircase railing as he suffers from meth paranoia

Meth Paranoia and Domestic Violence Rates

Methamphetamine is a highly addictive, long-lasting chemical substance that affects the central nervous system and creates a feeling of intense euphoria in the user. Meth works by causing the brain to release very high levels of the chemical dopamine. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that affects attention, alertness, motivation, and motor function. Elevated dopamine releases may…