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5 Not drinking alcohol for a month

Not drinking alcohol for a month

October 13th, 2011

If you want to stop drinking alcohol for a month (30 days), check out some ideas from SMART Recovery®. Strategies, worksheets and self-help for people who want to stop drinking here.

14 Can you get high on naproxen?

Can you get high on naproxen?

October 12th, 2011

No, you cannot get high on naproxen. But naproxen can make you drowsy or impair physical and mental abilities. More on this non-narcotic pain medication here.

25 Can you get high on promethazine?

Can you get high on promethazine?

October 10th, 2011

Yes, promethazine affects the central nervous system and can get you high. But when combined with codeine, promethazine hydrochloride can lead to psychological and physical dependence. More on promethazine use and addiction characteristics here.

12 Is Native American alcoholism genetic?

Is Native American alcoholism genetic?

October 9th, 2011

Experts are not sure. But alcoholism is generally a genetic factor, and may be more so among Native American people. We review here.

4 American Indian alcoholism statistics

American Indian alcoholism statistics

October 7th, 2011

Top 5 .GOV websites with statistics on Native American alcohol use, abuse and alcoholism facts. Where to find American Indian alcoholism statistics here.

26 Can you get addicted to ibuprofen?

Can you get addicted to ibuprofen?

October 6th, 2011

No, you cannot get addicted to ibuprofen. But some drugs that are combined with ibuprofen such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, and pseudoephedrine can be addictive. Learn more about ibuprofen combination medications here.

3 Addiction as spiritual disease and its cure

Addiction as spiritual disease and its cure

October 4th, 2011

How is addiction a spiritual disease? And what's the cure? A basic primer on spirituality here.

5 OxyContin addiction treatment

OxyContin addiction treatment

October 3rd, 2011

The two proven treatments for OxyContin addiction are long term residential treatment and medication assisted opioid treatment. Learn more about OxyContin addiction therapies here.

85 Tramadol withdrawal symptoms

Tramadol withdrawal symptoms

October 1st, 2011

Tramadol withdrawal includes typical withdrawal symptoms such as runny nose and muscles aches. But in 1 of 8 cases, symptoms are atypical. Who's at risk of these symptoms which affect the central nervous system? And what can you expect during Tramadol withdrawal? More here.

3 Is OxyContin addictive?

Is OxyContin addictive?

September 30th, 2011

Yes, OxyContin is about as addictive as morphine. But what's in OxyContin and when do Oxy's become really addictive? Are you at risk of OxyContin addiction? Learn more here.

3 Dependence vs addiction

Dependence vs addiction

September 28th, 2011

Physical dependence = tolerance to a chemical + withdrawal when you lower dosage or quit. Addiction = compulsive substance use despite negative consequences. More on dependence vs addiction here.

39Native Americans and alcohol: Why do Native Americans drink so much?

Native Americans and alcohol: Why do Native Americans drink so much?

October 11th, 2011

Native Americans are disproportionately dependent on alcohol. Why is this? We explore why Native Americans drink so much here.

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Can you get high on ibuprofen?

October 5th, 2011

No, you can't get high on ibuprofen. But some drugs that are combined with ibuprofen formulas can have euphoric effect. We review the most common prescription drug formulas which combine ibuprofen with other drugs here.

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Vitamins for drug and alcohol withdrawal

Vitamins for drug and alcohol withdrawal

October 2nd, 2011

Can vitamins help during drug withdrawal or treatment of alcoholism? Maybe. We review which vitamins are most helpful in early recovery, and a new vitamin which just entered the market here.

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Spice synthetic marijuana side effects

September 29th, 2011

Side effects of synthetic marijuana can be similar to hallucinogenic drugs. Side effects of Spice can even include hallucinations and delusions. Learn more here.

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