Addiction

Hepatitis B Causes & Symptoms + 6 Natural Treatments

It is estimated that over 300 million people are living with hepatitis B. In 2015, it resulted in 887,000 deaths worldwide. Although many people with hepatitis B don’t experience any symptoms, it’s a chronic infection that can lead to severe liver conditions like cirrhosis and liver cancer. The scary part is that it is 50–100 times more infectious than HIV. It’s also more infectious than hepatitis … Read More

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Carfentanil

8 Dangers of Carfentanil: the Most Dangerous Opioid Yet?

As the opioid epidemic rages on, now law enforcement officials, and addicts, have a new substance to fear. Carfentanil made its way onto the drug scene, and into the awareness of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) around summer 2016 in the U.S. Since that time, deaths due to overdoses from this synthetic opioid have continued to climb. It’s early yet … Read More

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Codeine

Is Codeine a Narcotic? 20 Reasons to Never Use Cough Syrup with Codeine

Did you know that codeine is dangerous for your child? After reviewing adverse event reports for the past 50 years, the FDA concluded that prescription codeine and tramadol should not be given to children and adolescents. Upon their review, the agency found 64 cases of severe breathing problems, including 24 deaths, as a result of codeine in children and adolescents. … Read More

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Fentanyl

16 Dangers of Fentanyl & the Fentanyl Patch

If you’ve heard about the opioid epidemic — which is one of the major contributors to the deaths of despair we’re seeing today — but haven’t had it personally affect you in any way, take a look at this recent study. It found that fentanyl was detected in the toxicology reports of nearly two-thirds of the 196 people who died from opioid overdose … Read More

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Take Painkillers Often? Here’s How to Avoid Ibuprofen Overdose

When you hear the word “overdose,” images of hard drugs or powerful prescription medications probably come to mind. And chances are, you’ve never even thought about an ibuprofen overdose, but it turns out that not only can you have too much of this relatively mild pain reliever, it can put your health in peril. As the most consumed over-the-counter painkilling ingredient … Read More

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Cups of coffee - Dr. Axe

Are You Suffering from a Caffeine Overdose?

While the nutrition facts of coffee and other caffeinated drinks come with some convincing perks, certain experts would disagree and feel that there are better ways to boost your energy levels. Caffeinated drinks — including tea, coffee and “energy drinks” — are all complex beverages containing hundreds of biologically active compounds, and the health effects of chronic caffeine intake can be wide-ranging … Read More

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brainwashed by psychotropic drugs - Dr.Axe

Brainwashed by Psychotropic Drugs

About 10 years ago, a woman I know visited her family practitioner who noted that she was struggling with depression. There were a lot of tough things going on in her life and it was a rocky period. The physician offered to prescribe an antidepressant. When the woman hesitated, the doctor explained: “Everyone takes them now. Most of the people … Read More

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