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How to stop taking heroin

September 2nd, 2014

The best way to stop taking heroin is with medical supervision. More on the side effects when you quit heroin here and a list of who you can ask for help.

How is alcohol abused?

September 1st, 2014

Alcohol abuse = excessive drinking. More than one drink per day for women; more than two drinks daily for men. More here on the limits between healthy and unhealth drinking, with a section for your questions at the end.

Can you get high on marijuana?

August 31st, 2014

Yes, you can get high on marijuana. More on how psychoactive ingredients work in the brain ro create euphoria, and MJ’s addictive potential here.

Long term effects of ecstasy on the brain (INFOGRAPHIC)

August 27th, 2014

MDMA (ecstasy) affects the brain by increasing the activity of at least three neurotransmitters: serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine. But what happens in the brain after long term use? We explore here.

Help for cocaine withdrawal

August 26th, 2014

No medications are currently used during cocaine withdrawal. So how can you ease symptoms? We explore here.

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Can you overdose on marijuana?

August 25th, 2014

Yes, you can overdose on marijuana (THC). Signs of overdose include nausea, vomiting, hallucinations, or acute paranoia. More here on how to address marijuana overdose and its complications.

Does meth show up on drug tests?

August 24th, 2014

Yes, meth shows up on most urine-based test 2-3 days after use (longer for chronic or high dose users). More on types of meth testing and its detection window here.

Alcohol detox treatment

August 23rd, 2014

Detox from alcohol includes assessment for dependence, use of medications (when necessary) and medical supervision to address symptoms of withdrawal. More on the protocols and treatments during alcohol detox here.

Crack detox treatment

August 20th, 2014

Currently, pharmaceutical treatments for crack detox are limited. But you don’t need to detox alone. What treatment options are available to you? We review here.

Detoxing from heroin at home

August 19th, 2014

Detoxing from heroin does not need to be severe or uncomfortable. But you increase your risk of relapse when you detox from heroin on your own. More on the protocols used during clinical heroin detox, as well as time, symptoms, and their treatment here.

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