Ambien Addiction in Women

While it is still not talked about much, Ambien addiction is a growing problem among the American adult population. Because of differences in the way they metabolize the drug, women are especially vulnerable to Ambien dependency, and many women are taking unsafe doses of the drug in a futile attempt to conquer their insomnia.

One Nation Under Suboxone: ‘Give Heroin Addicts Their Meds,’ Feds Tell Drug Rehab Programs

“With my medication … I will be fine,” croons the English singer and songwriter, Lloyd Cole, in the tongue-in-cheek song, “Antidepressant,” on his 2006 album by that name. Now, more and more of those seeking treatment for heroin or opioid addictions may be joining Cole’s chorus, thanks to groundbreaking federal policy changes that will award…

Focused and Productive, But at What Price?

Also known as cognitive enhancers or neuroenhancing drugs, work-performance enhancing drugs are amphetamine cocktails such as Ritalin, Adderall and Modafinil. Originally intended for the management of conditions such as ADHD and narcolepsy, these concentrated stimulants help to improve focus and concentration while diminishing appetite and the need for sleep. Because they allow the user to…

Do ADHD Meds Lead to Addiction?

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is commonly treated with medications that contain amphetamine or some other powerful stimulant. For some time, doctors and researchers have been attempting to find out if children who take these medications have increased risks for abusing drugs or alcohol when they reach adulthood. According to the results of an unusually long-term study…