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How long does Spice last?

April 23rd, 2014

How long Spice lasts in your body depends on which synthetic cannabinoids are found in the Spice mixture. Its effects may last for hours to days, even weeks. More on Spice duration of action here.

What is ecstasy used for?

April 18th, 2014

Originally, ecstasy was used as an appetite suppressant or an aid to psychotherapy. Today, it is used recreationally for its psychoactive effects. More on ecstasy use here.

Help for buprenorphine addiction

April 17th, 2014

Help for buprenorphine addiction includes supervised withdrawal, physical stabilization, and mental health counseling. Learn where to find help and who to ask here.

How long does alcohol last in the body?

April 15th, 2014

One unit of alcohol stays for about 2 hours in the body after consumption. But can effects of alcohol linger? We review here.

Physical addiction to heroin

April 13th, 2014

Is there a difference between physical dependence and addiction to heroin? The line is delicate, but there is a difference. More on this distinction here.

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How long does methadone last?

April 11th, 2014

How long does it take before methadone wears off? Generally, after a single oral dose effects can last from 6 to 8 hours, depending on patterns of use. More on duration of methadone effects here.

Can you get high on opioids?

April 10th, 2014

Yes, you can get high on opioids. But how does euphoric effect work in the brain? And what are your risks of addiction or dependence? We review here.

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Meth overdose: How much amount of meth to OD?

April 8th, 2014

Meth overdose amounts vary according to factors such as tolerance, age, weight, and general health. Generally, 50-150 mg of meth are considered heavy doses of meth. But meth overdose manifests no immediate signs. More here.

Signs and symptoms of Percocet addiction

April 7th, 2014

Symptoms of Percocet addiction include doctor shopping, non-prescription use, and continued use of Percocet despite negative life consequences. More signs here.

Recovering from relapse: The 7 R’s

April 5th, 2014

What is the best way to get back on track with recovery after a relapse? Addictions therapist Beth Burgess shares the 7 vital steps to recovering from relapse – and coming back even stronger.