Friday December 19th 2014

4 Parents and prescription drug abuse

What do parents need to know about prescription drug abuse? 1. Your kid may be using Rx drugs. 2. Taking someone else's prescription drugs is illegals. 3. You can proactively help your kids. More on what parents need to know about prescription drugs here.

17 Smoking OxyContin

Smoking OxyContin may get you mildly high, but it also can burn your eyes and throat or damage your lungs. We review how smoking OxyContin affects your body and just how safe smoking OxyContin really is here.

8 Is Suboxone addictive?

YES. Suboxone is addictive if you take Suboxone in large amounts, even when prescribed by a doctor. We review what Suboxone is made of, and how you get addicted to Suboxone here.

28 How to stop taking Valium

Gradual dosage tapering is suggested when you want to stop taking Valium. There is a risk of inducing seizures during benzodiazepine withdrawal - one of the reasons you should always seek medical attention when you want to stop taking Valium. More here.

7 How long does OxyContin last?

OxyContin lasts for 12 hours and is an extended release medication containing oxycodone that's only taken twice a day. Learn more about OxyContin dosing, duration of action and effects here.

6 How is tramadol prescribed?

Tramadol is an opioid medication prescribed in starting odses of 25 mg to help manage pain and withdrawal symptoms. More on Tramadol dosage, cost, and prescriptions here.

6 Smoking Ambien

Smoking Ambien can cause extreme drowsiness, memory loss and/or hallucinations. We review how smoking Ambien affects your body and just how safe smoking Ambien really is here.

Hit bottom: alcohol, drug addiction and advice

What does it take to hit bottom? When you hit bottom, what can you do next? Guest writer Julie Stirn explores here.

14 How to stop taking Adderall

Consult a doctor before you stop taking Adderall. Adderall causes strong withdrawal symptoms and can be gradually reduced over the course of several weeks. More on stopping Adderall here.

30 How long does Ambien last?

Ambien lasts and can affect the body for 8 hours after one dose. Learn more about Ambien dosing, dangers, and more here.

11 How is Percocet prescribed?

Percocet is prescribed in varying doses only by medical doctors MDs as an opiate pain medication. More on Percocet dosage, cost, and prescriptions here.

28Tolerance to Xanax

Xanax tolerance can develop within a month or less of consecutive use. Learn more about Xanax tolerance and its connection to drug dependence and addiction here.

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17How does Concerta work?

Concerta works by stimulating the central nervous system. Concerta specifically enhances the effects of norepinephrine and dopamine in the brain. More on Concerta's uses, side effects, and dangers here.

15Tolerance to Valium

Valium users develop a tolerance to Valium within a week of regular or frequent use. Learn more about developing a tolerance to Valium and the connection between tolerance, physical dependence and addiction here.

12Smoking Xanax

Smoking Xanax can cause involuntary movements, twitching, or seizures. Here, we explore the relative inefficiency of smoking Xanax and how it affects your body. Just how safe is smoking Xanax? Read on for more.

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