After you take meth, peak concentrations can be detected in your bloodstream about 3 hours later, but meth effects can last for up to 12 hours after administration. How long does meth stay in the body? More here.
Q&A on physicians and substance abuse, addictionology, and risks/prevention of drug dependence during surgery. Exclusive interview with anethesiologist, Dr. Neal Gray here.
Help for meth addiction includes detox, physical stabilization and psychological treatment. More on getting help for meth and where to find it here.
Mental addiction to alcohol is characterized by craving; physical addiction occurs when your body becomes dependent on alcohol to function normally. More on the distinction here.
Empathy in substance abuse counseling is well documented. But how can you use empathy in the context of varying viewpoints? Licensed clinical social worker and drug/alcohol counselor Kenneth Pecoraro elucidates here.
A review of the PROs and CONs of combining insurance with halfway house reimbursement. An article of interest to parents and regulating state/federal governments! More about sober living and insurance here.
While 40K+ people got help for addiction in 2012 in the state of Illinois, it's estimated that another 60K people need help for drug abuse and 100K need help for alcohol problems. More on who's currently getting addiction treatment in Illinois and WHO NEEDS it here.
Gratitude = positive attitude. How can you start to incorporate gratefulness every day? Learn how to make a gratitude list in 7 easy steps here.
Some ideas for fun-in-the-sun activities..without the hangover!
Oxycodone is an opiate used to relieve moderate to severe pain. It works by changing the way the brain and nervous system respond to pain. More on oxycodone here.