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1 Dopamine and addiction relapse

Dopamine and addiction relapse

December 23rd, 2010

Dopamine in the brain is thought to reinforce the cycle of addiction. But how is dopamine related to addiction relapse? More on environmental cues in the mind of an addict here

4 Why are 12-Step relapse prevention techniques helpful?

Why are 12-Step relapse prevention techniques helpful?

December 22nd, 2010

The tendency for addicts new to recovery is to minimize the relapse prevention plan, leaving residential treatment with the attitude that they are going to somehow 'will' themselves to success. Learn why 12 step relapse prevention techniques CAN and DO help prevent relapse here.

35 Can taking methadone cause excessive sweating?

Can taking methadone cause excessive sweating?

December 21st, 2010

Yes, methadone can cause excessive sweating. Dr. Burson explains how to treat excessive sweating caused by methadone here.

7 Heroin overdose described by a heroin addict

Heroin overdose described by a heroin addict

December 20th, 2010

From his memoir of heroin addiction, Richie Farrell describes the last moments of a planned heroin overdose. A brief look at what happens during a heroin overdose, and a dying man's thoughts about the events which drove him to heroin.

AA step 1

AA step 1

December 19th, 2010

Step 1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable. Are you struggling with Step 1 in AA? Read more about how you can apply Step 1 in your life in this passage from Rabbi Shais Taub.

Family dynamics of addiction

Family dynamics of addiction

December 18th, 2010

Addiction does not arise in isolation. But how can you apply family focused treatment to addiction? Learn how therapists use family dynamics and GENOGRAM diagrams to help addicts break the addiction cycle.

Christmas drink recipes: non alcoholic punch recipe for Christmas

Christmas drink recipes: non alcoholic punch recipe for Christmas

December 16th, 2010

3 great ideas for non alcoholic Christmas punch. Plus, a cold frosty twist on an original milkshake, Drink recipes that will get your holidays warm, but not "lit".

3 7 weekend relapse prevention tips

7 weekend relapse prevention tips

December 16th, 2010

Looking for ways to stay clean and sober on the weekend? We review the most essential weekend relapse prevention tips here.

1 Is Vicodin addictive?

Is Vicodin addictive?

December 14th, 2010

Yes, Vicodin is highly addictive. Most people who take Vicodin will develop tolerance and physical dependence on the opioid pain killer. Doctors expect this. But who is at risk of becoming a Vicodin addict or developing Vicodin addiction? More on the addictive qualities of Vicodin here.

6 Heroin addicts stories

Heroin addicts stories

December 13th, 2010

Ever sneak into a friend's wife's shower and bathroom to score some Percoset? Heroin addicts like Richie Farrell will do anything to get a fix. From his book "What's Left of Us", this heroin addicts story is the real thing. More heroin addicts stories inside.

8 Top 10 signs of vicodin addiction

Top 10 signs of vicodin addiction

December 11th, 2010

Do you know when signs can signal addiction to Vicodin? Social withdrawal, apathy, and emergency prescription refills are all potential signs of Vicodin addiction. Learn to recognize signs and symptoms of Vicodin addiction to help yourself or a loved one struggling with addiction. Top 10 signs of vicodin addiction here.

5Symptoms of Vicodin withdrawal

Symptoms of Vicodin withdrawal

December 21st, 2010

Prepared for Vicodin withdrawal? We outline the main symptoms of Vicodin withdrawal and let you know when you should seek medical help during Vicodin withdrawal here.

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Vicodin adverse effects

December 17th, 2010

Can taking Vicodin harm you? Worried about Vicodin adverse effects? We review the adverse side effects of taking Vicodin here. Taken from the drug label itself!

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14Methadone facts

Methadone facts

December 15th, 2010

Dr. Jana Burson, who treats opiate addiction using methadone, presents methadone myths and methadone facts here. This is the first article in a series of posts to get the facts about methadone to you, the public.

27Methadone treatment guideline in opiate addiction-is longer better?

Methadone treatment guideline in opiate addiction-is longer better?

December 12th, 2010

Is one year the standard methadone treatment guideline in opiate addiction? Not by far. Learn why methadone treatment for opiate addiction works better in the long term, and what research supports multiple year methadone treatment. Guidelines in opiate addiction here.

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