Addiction is a complex and often misunderstood condition. Here, Dr. David H. Jacobs delves into the psycholgical reasons for addiction and principles that addiction professionals need to consider during its treatment.
Going through heroin withdrawal will you make you feel agitated and anxious. Why does withdrawal from heroin occur. And when kicking a heroin habit, how do you get past the harder impulses to use when you are trying to detox? More here.
Recovery can mean lots of things to lots of people. Read here about a new study that wants YOUR FEEDBACK about recovery. The survey takes between 12-20 minutes to complete, and is anonymous.
You can develop tolerance to Vicodin (hydrocodone) within in a month of taking it. Tolerance to Vicodin does not necessarily mean you are addicted to Vicodin. More on the distinction between physical dependence, tolerance and Vicodin addiction here.
YES. Morphine is highly addictive. This is even the case when morphine is prescribed by a doctor. We review what morphine is made of and how you get addicted to morphine here.
Mixing crack with alcohol creates cocaethylene. While alcohol can intensify the length and the high you get from crack, it can also make the body shut down, inducing an unconsious state. More here on dangers and risks of mixing crack with alcohol.
Doctors recommend that you stop taking Xanax by tapering Xanax doses by 10% every 3-5 days, or 25% per week. But can you stop taking Xanax cold turkey? Learn how to stop taking Xanax here.
Valium withdrawal is a set of symptoms you experience when you cut back on Valium dosage or quit taking Valium totally. More here on what Valium withdrawal is like and what helps relieve Valium withdrawal symptoms here.
Tolerance to tramadol occurs over the period of a few weeks, as doctors are advised only to increase tramadol doses every five days. More here on how tolerance to tramadol is different than dependence and/or tramadol addiction.
YES. Lorazepam is addictive. This is even the case when lorazepam is prescribed by a doctor. We review what lorazepam is made of, and how you get addicted to lorazepam here.
Ambien withdrawal is a set of symptoms that occurs when you cut back on Ambien dosage or quit taking Valium totally. It's like your body speeds up again. More here on what Valium withdrawal is like and what helps relieve Ambien withdrawal symptoms here.