The Legal Status of Marijuana in the U.S. and Implications for Addiction TreatmentApril 11th, 2018
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.
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.
The two proven treatments for OxyContin addiction are long term residential treatment and medication assisted opioid treatment. Learn more about OxyContin addiction therapies here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Not always. Gambling can ruin the lives of compulsive, addicted gamblers. More on the distinction between problem gambling and gambling for fun here.
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.
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.