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
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.
Yes, methadone can cause excessive sweating. Dr. Burson explains how to treat excessive sweating caused by methadone here.
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.
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.
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.
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".
Looking for ways to stay clean and sober on the weekend? We review the most essential weekend relapse prevention tips here.
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.
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.
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.