Bowl and capsules containing kratom.

The Truth About Kratom Use, Abuse, Addiction

The popularity of kratom in the United States has been on the rise for more than 20 years but picked up steam in the past decade. Those who advocate for its use often tout the drug as a safer alternative to prescription opioids such as oxycodone for uses like pain management – as well as an …

Tramadol capsules in a blister pack.

What Makes Tramadol Addiction Unique Among Opioids?

Tramadol (marketed as Ultram) is an opioid pain medication that has been available in the United States for decades and is prescribed to tens of thousands of Americans every year for moderate to moderately severe pain.   Like with other opioid pain medications, however, many people who start off using tramadol for legitimate uses eventually …

Cigarette standing on it's butt, burning, with long ashes.

What’s the best way to quit smoking?

Smoking is far and away the biggest health crisis in America Smoking is the number one preventable cause of death, leading to an estimated 480,000 deaths every year, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC). That’s about four times higher than the next leading preventable cause of death, which high blood pressure and other …

Over-the-counter danger: Taking drugs like Nyquil for sleep

What are the dangers of using over-the-counter medications to help you sleep? Getting too little sleep can lead to a lot of issues. And even though it’s a problem that affects so many people, it’s also one of the most commonly overlooked health issues in the United States. An estimated 50 to 70 million Americans …