Archive for December, 2012
Is crack addictive?
Yes. Crack is addictive. What makes crack addictive? More on the euphoric effect and the chemical dependency that crack cocaine develops in the brain here.
What are Xanax withdrawal symptoms?
Xanax withdrawal symptoms include panic attacks, racing thoughts, and severe depression. Learn what to expect during Xanax withdrawal here.
How to treat Valium addiction
Treating Valium addiction consists of behavioral and pharmaceutical interventions using antidepressants, non-benzodiazepine hypnotics, and possibly Propranolol during detox. More here on what you can expect during Valium addiction treatment.
What is Percocet withdrawal?
Percocet withdrawal is a cluster of symptoms that occur when your body is physically dependent on oxycodone and you decrease your dosage or stop taking Percocet completely. More on what withdrawal from Percocet is like and what to expect during Percocet withdrawal here.
Help for Adderall addiction
Adderall addicts can get help. You can find help for Adderall addiction by calling the National Drug Abuse Hotline at 1-800-662-HELP or consulting with your doctor, a psychotherapist, a trusted friend or family member or a local treatment center. More here on finding and getting help for Adderall addiction.
Can alcohol abuse or alcholism cause mental illness?
Experts don’t agree. It is very hard to know if mental illnesses lead to alcoholism or if the physical and social consequences of alcoholism lead to other psychiatric symptoms. More here from psychiatrist Dr. Joel Holiner on the relationship between mental health and alcohol abuse.
Is THC addictive?
Yes, contrary to popular belief you have the potential of becoming addicted to THC. Studies report that THC use can lead to dependence and heavy use can result in withdrawal symptoms when you stop using THC. More on the addictive properties of THC here.
Mixing opiates and alcohol
The risks and dangers of mixing heroin with alcohol include decreased breathing and heart rate. Other effects include dizziness, drowsiness, tremors, and significantly impaired fine motor skills. More on why to avoid mixing alcohol and heroin here.
How to treat Xanax addiction
You treat Xanax addiction by first addressing chemical dependence on alprazolam and then by looking into the psychological reasons which compel use. More on how to treat Xanax addiction here.
How long does Percocet withdrawal last?
How long Percocet withdrawal lasts depends on frequency and amount of use. But an average case of Percocet withdrawal lasts from 5-10 days. More here on what to expect during Percocet withdrawal here.