"I know addiction in all forms, yes." "I will always feel a bit like a punk kid." "The one that has the worst effect for me was pot." More on her experiences with and opinions on drugs and addiction here.
Those who become alcohol-tolerant require more alcohol to manifest the effects of drinking. The development of tolerance is shown by an increase in the amount of alcohol required to produce the desired effects and can indicate the onset of physical dependence. More on developing tolerance to alcohol here.
How can you survive and thrive in addiction recovery? Here, you'll find 5 principles to encourage you to reach out and get help, from Dr. Howard Samuels.
Alcohol dependence manifests when the central nervous system adapts to the presence of alcohol in the body. People who are dependent on alcohol experience withdrawal symptoms when drinking slows down or stops. More on alcohol dependence here.
Tolerance to cocaine develops rapidly, especially with continual heavy use. More on how people develop tolerance to cocaine and whether or not you can lower cocaine tolerance here.
Doctors recommend that anyone detoxing from alcohol get a full medical assessment first. In fact, going cold turkey off alcohol can put you at risk of harm. More on cold turkey alcohol detox here.
A guide to why and how to pray in addiction recovery for people who identify as Christians.
Are you or a loved one hiding an addiction? How do you know if there's even a problem with drugs or alcohol? A quick away to assess drug or alcohol problems in your family here.
Like addicts, families of addicts can face their own set of symptoms due to the cycle of the disease. But there is hope! Learn where to find help for families of addicts here.
A typical high from smoking marijuana lasts about 2 hours. However, psychomotor impairment can persist, even after the initial high effects are gone. More on duration of action and effects of marijuana here.
Symptoms of crystal meth detox include muscle & joint pain, fatigue, depression, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. More on what to expect during crystal meth detox here.