Monday November 24th 2014

drug addictions


Understanding psychological dependence on drugs

We explore the concept of psychological dependence on drugs versus physical dependence here.

Painkiller Addiction Causes: American Culture and Why We Think it’s Okay to be Addicted to Prescription Opioids

A painkiller can be a problem, not a cure, for pain. In fact, painkillers kill tens of thousands of patients every year. How did this come about? More from personal injury lawyer Richard P. Console Jr. here.


Should I stay with my addicted or alcoholic husband?

If you choose to stay with an addicted or alcoholic husband, things have to change. Learn how to make the first step in living a life a recovery from codependency here.


Almost Addicted

What does it mean to be “almost addicted”? Are those who do not meet clinical diagnostic standards for addiction still OK? We explore here.


Is Molly addictive?

YES. Molly (MDMA) can be addictive. This derivative of methamphetamine alters the chemical responses of neurotransmitters and can cause euphoric effect which compels use. More on psychological and physical dependence on Molly here.

Is bath salt addictive?

YES. You can easily become addicted to taking bath salt. More about what bath salt is made of, bath salt addictive-ness and the potential risks of bath salt here.


Embalming fluid as a drug

Can you get high off embalming fluid? How formaldehyde, methanol, and ethanol are being used as carriers for PCP here.


Can you get addicted to ketamine?

Yes, you can become addicted to ketamine. Statistics and information about ketamine abuse and addiction here.

Can you get addicted to acid LSD?

No, acid is not an addictive drug. However, acid can have long-lasting health effects. Find out more about how acid affects the brain, plus more on adverse effects of taking LSD here.


Can you get addicted to ibuprofen?

No, you cannot get addicted to ibuprofen. But some drugs that are combined with ibuprofen such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, and pseudoephedrine can be addictive. Learn more about ibuprofen combination medications here.

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