Author: Charles Frank

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Charles Frank, a seasoned social worker with a decade of experience, holds a degree in psychology from Boston University. Immediately following his graduation, Charles embarked on a mission to aid individuals grappling with alcohol and drug addiction. Currently, he contributes insightful articles aimed at combating substance abuse, leveraging his expertise to offer guidance and support through this blog.

April 16, 2024

Charles Frank

What is the Number One Drug Used by Teens?

All benzodiazepines calm brain activity, slow down the central nervous system (CNS), and trigger euphoria. People might think of illicit drugs such as cocaine or LSD when asked which drugs are most often used by teens. You’ll likely have many talks with your teen about drug and alcohol use. The annual rate of opioid overdose […]

Drug Addiction

April 16, 2024

Charles Frank

Withdrawal from long-term benzodiazepine use: randomised trial in family practice PMC

This patient has developed numerous concerning adverse effects, including tolerance, physiologic dependence, and withdrawal. Additionally, her use of supratherapeutic doses of alprazolam poses a safety concern. Because risks of continued use outweigh any potential benefits, tapering her down and off of the medication should be discussed. If people stop these medications suddenly, withdrawal can occur, […]

Detox and Treatment

April 16, 2024

Charles Frank

Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler says he’s “on the mend” after serious vocal injury CBS Boston

Since the 1970s the lead singer would wear small shoes and his energetic stage performances caused him to suffer foot pain in the past. Tyler had posted pictures from his vacation in Hawaii with his family, displaying his deformed and swollen toes. According to Tyler, doctors stated the pain in his feet can be corrected […]

Alcohol Abuse

April 16, 2024

Charles Frank

What is Soma, and why do people take it?

Additionally, doctors need to monitor infants who have had exposure to Soma due to the risk of sedation. This means meprobamate can accumulate in someone’s system if they take several doses over the course of a day. This increases the chance of side effects and the potential for dependency. This article looks at Soma, its […]

Drug Addiction

April 16, 2024

Charles Frank

What is Januvia used for and how does it work?

It increases your cells ability to utilize glucose (blood sugar) by improving how your insulin works and decreases liver glucose production and absorption. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved both Januvia and Tradjenta to treat high blood sugar caused by type 2 diabetes in adults, along with diet and exercise. It may be […]

Drug Addiction

April 16, 2024

Charles Frank

Whippits Drugs: 11 Facts You Need to Know About Whippits, Whippets and Whip-Its

Don’t underestimate the negative effects that whippets use can have on a person’s life. Unfortunately, despite what many people think, whippets use can have long-term effects on the health of the user. Most of these negative effects are brain-related, which should give one pause for thought before using whippets. Brain function is one of the […]

Detox and Treatment

April 16, 2024

Charles Frank

Weed Vs Booze: Is Either One Less Harmful To Your Health?

Both can also leave you feeling a bit worse for wear the next day, though this is more likely to happen with alcohol. Getting drunk or high can feel similar to some people, while others describe the sensations as very different. Of course, the way you feel when you’re intoxicated also depends on how much […]

Alcohol Abuse

April 15, 2024

Charles Frank

What Is The M30 Pill Blues Drug?

One of the residences was located in the 2800 block of Riverwood Ln NW, where 7.18 pounds of the counterfeit M30 Oxycodone pills testing positive for fentanyl were seized. Additionally, there was evidence to suggest that some Redditors use M30s as their drug of choice, despite (or perhaps because of) their fentanyl content. The association […]

Detox and Treatment

April 15, 2024

Charles Frank

Marijuana vs Alcohol: Which Is Really Worse for Your Health?

Marijuana smokers tend to smoke much less than cigarette smokers, as some may smoke one joint a few times a week. This may seem like a petty academic squabble, but it’s quite important as researchers and lawmakers try to advance more scientific approaches to drug policy. Finding the best method to evaluate the risks of […]

Alcohol Abuse

April 15, 2024

Charles Frank

What is drug-induced lupus? Lupus Foundation of America

Not everyone who takes these drugs will develop drug-induced lupus. Unfortunately, at this time, there is no test to identify the drug apart from noting improvement when the drug is ceased and recurrence of symptoms within 1–2 days when rechallenged. Rechallenge, however, may not be recommended especially if internal organs have been affected. Symptoms of […]

Drug Addiction