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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.

15 Can you get high on ibuprofen?

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.

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.

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.

86 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.

Illegal drugs in Africa

Illegal drugs in Africa

September 27th, 2011

We outline why fighting illegal drug supply in Africa is so challenging. Dr. Peter Ndege gives his insight on illegal drugs and drug trafficking in Africa here.

4 Does gambling ruin lives?

Does gambling ruin lives?

September 25th, 2011

Not always. Gambling can ruin the lives of compulsive, addicted gamblers. More on the distinction between problem gambling and gambling for fun here.

13 Does Tramadol cause seizures?

Does Tramadol cause seizures?

September 24th, 2011

Yes. Long term use of Tramadol can cause seizures in a general population. And some drugs that reduce the metabolic clearance of Tramadol can trigger a seizure. But some people seem to be more at risk of seizures when on Tramadol. Learn more here.

151 Nicotine withdrawal symptoms timeline

Nicotine withdrawal symptoms timeline

September 21st, 2011

How long does nicotine withdrawal last? Usually acute symptoms of nicotine withdrawal resolve in 10 days. Find a timeline of nicotine withdrawal symptoms, plus info on the overall duration of symptoms here.

3Addiction 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.

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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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2Getting rid of a hangover

Getting rid of a hangover

September 26th, 2011

7 tips for getting rid of a hangover. Are there any medical interventions for preventing or treating alcohol hangovers? Not yet. But a few simple remedies may help specific symptoms. More on getting rid of a hangover here.

16Does hydrocodone get you high?

Does hydrocodone get you high?

September 22nd, 2011

Yes, hydrocodone can get you high. So, if you take hydrocodone to get high, will you get addicted? More on hydrocodone, euphoria and the risk of hydrocodone addiction here.

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