All Things Substance Podcast

Prescription Depressants

What are barbiturates?

What are barbiturates?

Episode 53 What are barbiturates? How were barbiturates used historically? How are barbiturates used in recent years? Barbiturates are an older class of drugs that had tons of uses and were the go-to for many years. Newer medications with less risks superseded these...

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Sleep Medication Risk

Sleep Medication Risk

Episode 50   What should I know about sleep medication risks? What are the risks in the non-benzodiazepine class of medications? What is the addiction potential of those medications?   The desperation that comes from trying to sleep causes people to make choices...

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Sleep Medications

Sleep Medications

Episode 49 Sleep. One of the essential building blocks of our lives. It seems so simple to get and it's really one of the harder things to do at times. Chronic sleep deprivation and insomnia can wreak havoc on a person’s health and mental health. Treatments can vary...

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The New Roofies

The New Roofies

Episode 48 What are roofies? How are they used recreationally? What's the most commonly used roofie? Roofies have been around for years. They hit their heyday in the late 80’s and 90’s. Women all over the world were warned not to set their drinks down, not to accept a...

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Ativan, Klonopin and Xanax

Ativan, Klonopin and Xanax

Episode 37 What are the benzodiazepines used for anti anxiety? What’s the difference between them? Are benzodiazepines ever safe? Ativan, Xanax and Klonopin are some of the most prescribed medications in America for anti anxiety.. What’s the difference between them?...

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Benzodiazepines: Benefits and Risks

Benzodiazepines: Benefits and Risks

Episode 36 What are benzodiazepines? How are they used? What are the risks? Benzodiazepines can feel like a miracle for a person with anxiety. Feeling panicked to feeling ok in a matter of minutes. But there’s more to them than that.  Tune in to this week’s episode of...

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A Recovering Opiate Addict’s Perspective

A Recovering Opiate Addict’s Perspective

Episode 24 How does opiate addiction start? What does progression look like in opiate addiction? What keeps people stuck in a cycle of opiate addiction The opiate epidemic is all around us. We hear about the deaths and the dangers. Most of us know a bit about it, but...

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Opiates and Heroin Introduction

Opiates and Heroin Introduction

Episode 23 Where do opiates and heroin come from? What’s the difference between the prescription painkillers? How did opiate addiction get so bad? The opiate epidemic is all around us. We hear about the deaths and the dangers. Most of us know a bit about it, but we...

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