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