Monday, October 3rd, 2011
The two proven treatments for OxyContin addiction are long term residential treatment and medication assisted opioid treatment. Learn more about OxyContin addiction therapies here.
Sunday, October 2nd, 2011
Can vitamins help during drug withdrawal or treatment of alcoholism? Maybe. We review which vitamins are most helpful in early recovery, and a new vitamin which just entered the market here.
Saturday, October 1st, 2011
Tramadol withdrawal includes typical withdrawal symptoms such as runny nose and muscles aches. But in 1 of 8 cases, symptoms are atypical. Who’s at risk of these symptoms which affect the central nervous system? And what can you expect during Tramadol withdrawal? More here.
Friday, September 30th, 2011
Yes, OxyContin is about as addictive as morphine. But what’s in OxyContin and when do Oxy’s become really addictive? Are you at risk of OxyContin addiction? Learn more here.
Thursday, September 29th, 2011
Side effects of synthetic marijuana can be similar to hallucinogenic drugs. Side effects of Spice can even include hallucinations and delusions. Learn more here.
Wednesday, September 28th, 2011
Physical dependence = tolerance to a chemical + withdrawal when you lower dosage or quit. Addiction = compulsive substance use despite negative consequences. More on dependence vs addiction here.
Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
We outline why fighting illegal drug supply in Africa is so challenging. Dr. Peter Ndege gives his insight on illegal drugs and drug trafficking in Africa here.
Monday, September 26th, 2011
7 tips for getting rid of a hangover. Are there any medical interventions for preventing or treating alcohol hangovers? Not yet. But a few simple remedies may help specific symptoms. More on getting rid of a hangover here.
Sunday, September 25th, 2011
Not always. Gambling can ruin the lives of compulsive, addicted gamblers. More on the distinction between problem gambling and gambling for fun here.
Saturday, September 24th, 2011
Yes. Long term use of Tramadol can cause seizures in a general population. And some drugs that reduce the metabolic clearance of Tramadol can trigger a seizure. But some people seem to be more at risk of seizures when on Tramadol. Learn more here.