Top 10 Most Addictive Painkillers and Their Risks

Top 10 Most Addictive Painkillers and Their Risks

Painkillers are sometimes used to treat debilitating pain or stress. These drugs simultaneously help the body’s nervous system block pain and stimulate portions of the brain that create pleasure. As such, painkillers can be highly addictive. Opioids are the most...
Mixing Xanax and Alcohol: Risks and Side Effects

Mixing Xanax and Alcohol: Risks and Side Effects

  Xanax and alcohol are dangerous on their own. When mixing Xanax and alcohol, the consequences can be fatal. To better understand the consequences of mixing Xanax and alcohol, let’s take a look at both drugs, how they work, and their short- and long-term...
Is Alcohol a Stimulant?

Is Alcohol a Stimulant?

Is alcohol a stimulant? Alcohol is not a stimulant; it is a depressant. Yet differentiating between stimulants and depressants is sometimes difficult. Now, let’s take a closer look at depressants and stimulants, how both types of drugs work, and their respective...