Archive for October, 2012
What are Adderall withdrawal symptoms?
Adderall withdrawal symptoms include anxiety, depression, extreme fatigue, increased heart rate, and paranoia. More here on what to expect when withdrawing from Adderall.
Dependence on Percocet
Dependence on Percocet can develop within 2-4 weeks of taking Percocet (ocycodone + acetaminophen). More here on how to know if you are physically dependent on Percocet, or not. Plus, a section at the end for your questions about Percocet use.
How to stop taking Vicodin
When you stop taking Vicodin, follow your doctor’s instructions to reduce by 10% daily, 20% every 3-5 days and then 25% every week. Tapering from Vicodin should be completed over a four (4) week period. More here on how to stop taking Vicodin, plus a section at the end for your questions.
How can parents prevent drug abuse and drug use?
Clear communication can help parents prevent drug use or abuse. How can parents prevent drug abuse and drug use? Ten (10) tips from a mom who’s been there.
Tolerance to OxyContin
Tolerance to OxyContin means you must take increasingly higher doses to achieve the same inital effects. OxyContin tolerance develops at different times for different people. Learn more about tolerance to Oxycontin and other strong opioid drugs here.
Is Ritalin addictive?
YES. Ritalin is addictive, especially when used without a prescription. We review what Ritalin is made of and how you get addicted to Ritalin here.
How to treat Ambien addiction
Think you or a loved on may be addicted to Ambien? Possible treatments for Ambien addiction include behavioral and phamaceutical interventions. More here on the most well-known treatments for Ambien addiction.
How does crack work?
Crack cocaine works by affecting the dopamine neurotransmitters in the brain. Can you make crack work better? What does crack do in the body? More on how crack cocaine works in the brain and body here. Plus a section for your questions about crack at the end.
How to stop taking tramadol
Never stop taking tramadol suddenly. Instead, work with a doctor to gradually taper off tramadol by 10% daily, 20% every three to five days, and 25% a week. More here on how to stop taking tramadol.
Tolerance to hydrocodone
Tolerance to hydrocodone can develop over the course of several days to a month after you have started taking hydrocodone. More here on what’s considered a high tolerance to hydrocodone, as well as how tolerance differs from hydrocodone dependence and/or addiction.