Tuesday, October 30th, 2012
Dependence on Percocet can develop within 2-4 weeks of taking Percocet (ocycodone + acetaminophen). More here on how to know if you are physically dependent on Percocet, or not. Plus, a section at the end for your questions about Percocet use.
Monday, October 29th, 2012
When you stop taking Vicodin, follow your doctor’s instructions to reduce by 10% daily, 20% every 3-5 days and then 25% every week. Tapering from Vicodin should be completed over a four (4) week period. More here on how to stop taking Vicodin, plus a section at the end for your questions.
Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
Clear communication can help parents prevent drug use or abuse. How can parents prevent drug abuse and drug use? Ten (10) tips from a mom who’s been there.
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012
Tolerance to OxyContin means you must take increasingly higher doses to achieve the same inital effects. OxyContin tolerance develops at different times for different people. Learn more about tolerance to Oxycontin and other strong opioid drugs here.
Monday, October 22nd, 2012
YES. Ritalin is addictive, especially when used without a prescription. We review what Ritalin is made of and how you get addicted to Ritalin here.
Friday, October 19th, 2012
Think you or a loved on may be addicted to Ambien? Possible treatments for Ambien addiction include behavioral and phamaceutical interventions. More here on the most well-known treatments for Ambien addiction.
Thursday, October 18th, 2012
Crack cocaine works by affecting the dopamine neurotransmitters in the brain. Can you make crack work better? What does crack do in the body? More on how crack cocaine works in the brain and body here. Plus a section for your questions about crack at the end.
Wednesday, October 17th, 2012
Never stop taking tramadol suddenly. Instead, work with a doctor to gradually taper off tramadol by 10% daily, 20% every three to five days, and 25% a week. More here on how to stop taking tramadol.
Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
Tolerance to hydrocodone can develop over the course of several days to a month after you have started taking hydrocodone. More here on what’s considered a high tolerance to hydrocodone, as well as how tolerance differs from hydrocodone dependence and/or addiction.
Monday, October 15th, 2012
YES. Cigarettes are addictive. How? Why? We review here.