Dependence vs addiction
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.
Illegal drugs in Africa
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.
What exactly is Mephedrone and what effects does Mephedrone have? 5 facts about mephedrone before you use it here.
Can you get high off nutmeg?
Yes, you can get high off nutmeg. But nutmeg also causes hallucinations, delusion and even death. More on nutmeg’s psychotropic effects here.
Synthetic marijuana and synthetic cannabinoids
3 reasons to avoid synthetic marijuana and synthetic cannabinoids here.
Honesty and self-deception in drug or alcohol addiction
Many addiction professionals try to skip over the issue of HONESTY and rush into labeling clients and beginning to address other treatment issues. However, honesty is a must if freedom from addiction is your goal.
Is Soma addictive?
The short answer is yes, Soma can be addictive. Learn who gets addicted to Soma and how to recognize proper use from abuse here.
Top 10 addictive sleep aids
Worried about getting addicted to sleeping aids? Know the difference between sleeping pill tolerance and sleep aid addiction? We review the top 10 brand name addictive sleep aids here.
Why do I drink, drug, or have addictive behavior?
Wondering what lies behind your compulsive behavior? Learn about the personality disorders which drive us to drink, drug and behave compulsively. “Why do I drink, drug, or have addictive behavior?” Find out here.
The stigma of drug abuse among nurses
The disease of addiction still carries stigma. And there is often added stigma for nurse addicts. We offer reasons that society judges medical staff who are substance users and abusers…and suggestions for how to decrease the stigma of drug abuse among nurses here.