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2 Is OxyContin addictive?

Is OxyContin addictive?

Yes, OxyContin is about as addictive as morphine. But what’s in OxyContin and when do Oxy’s become really addictive? Are you at risk of OxyContin addiction? Learn more here.

560 Spice synthetic marijuana side effects

Spice synthetic marijuana side effects

Side effects of synthetic marijuana can be similar to hallucinogenic drugs. Side effects of Spice can even include hallucinations and delusions. Learn more here.

3 Dependence vs addiction

Dependence vs addiction

Physical dependence = tolerance to a chemical + withdrawal when you lower dosage or quit. Addiction = compulsive substance use despite negative consequences. More on dependence vs addiction here.

Illegal drugs in Africa

Illegal drugs in Africa

We outline why fighting illegal drug supply in Africa is so challenging. Dr. Peter Ndege gives his insight on illegal drugs and drug trafficking in Africa here.

2 Getting rid of a hangover

Getting rid of a hangover

7 tips for getting rid of a hangover. Are there any medical interventions for preventing or treating alcohol hangovers? Not yet. But a few simple remedies may help specific symptoms. More on getting rid of a hangover here.

3 Does gambling ruin lives?

Does gambling ruin lives?

Not always. Gambling can ruin the lives of compulsive, addicted gamblers. More on the distinction between problem gambling and gambling for fun here.

9 Does Tramadol cause seizures?

Does Tramadol cause seizures?

Yes. Long term use of Tramadol can cause seizures in a general population. And some drugs that reduce the metabolic clearance of Tramadol can trigger a seizure. But some people seem to be more at risk of seizures when on Tramadol. Learn more here.

5 Does hydrocodone get you high?

Does hydrocodone get you high?

Yes, hydrocodone can get you high. So, if you take hydrocodone to get high, will you get addicted? More on hydrocodone, euphoria and the risk of hydrocodone addiction here.

110 Nicotine withdrawal symptoms timeline

Nicotine withdrawal symptoms timeline

How long does nicotine withdrawal last? Usually acute symptoms of nicotine withdrawal resolve in 10 days. Find a timeline of nicotine withdrawal symptoms, plus info on the overall duration of symptoms here.

4 Withdrawal symptoms of alcohol

Withdrawal symptoms of alcohol

Moderate withdrawal symptoms of alcohol include restlessness, insomnia, lack of appetite and difficulty with cognitive functions. But if you are a hard drinker, expect severe and intense withdrawal symptoms from alcohol and possible seizures or hallucinations. What else affects withdrawal symptoms of alcohol? Learn here.

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