pill mills

How Pill Mills Contributed to the Opioid Epidemic

Pill mills are shops and clinics run by medical professionals who abandoned their professional practices and medical ethics in search of greater profits. In pill mills, doctors provide clients with prescriptions for medications such as Oxycontin and Vicodin regardless of medical need. How Do Pill Mills Start? Pill mills start when medical professionals abandon their…

Man trying to determine if he's exhibiting signs of painkiller abuse

Recognizing and Addressing the Signs of Painkiller Abuse

Painkillers are one of the most underestimated substances among drugs and medications. Some are comprised of many of the same substances that are also found in popular street drugs, such as cocaine or heroin. Painkiller addictions are especially dangerous because they sneak up on users and affect people that never intended to use substances recreationally.…

Older man struggling with the signs of cocaine abuse

Recognizing the Signs of Cocaine Abuse

What is cocaine? Cocaine is a stimulant substance that originally existed for pharmaceutical and medical purposes. Nowadays, although some medical professionals still use it as a local anesthetic, cocaine is well-known as an illegal, highly addictive street drug. As cocaine grows in popularity on the streets, it becomes more and more imperative that people are…