How Do I know if My College Student Has a Drug Addiction?

Having a child can be both rewarding and a never-ending source of worry. As a parent, you work hard to set them up for success and guide them to make the right choices as they head into adulthood. However, the college years can be very stressful, and unfortunately, its not uncommon for young adults to […]

The Challenges of Designer Drug Addiction

The term ‘designer drugs’ or ‘club drugs’ refer to stimulants, hallucinogens or depressants that are produced in underground labs in the United States, or overseas and ship here. Some examples of designer drugs are Ecstasy, Spice, Rohypnol, LSD, GHB, Ketamine or bath salts. Designer drugs are usually based on the chemical formulas for existing controlled […]

The Truth About Kratom

Researchers in the United States are studying the potential of an herb from Southeast Asia that may help people addicted to opiates kick the habit without withdrawal side effects. It sounds too good to be true, but the herb kratom is part of the coffee family. Learn more about the surprising effects of kratom and […]

What You Should Know About Benzo Withdrawal

The dangers of benzodiazepines are becoming more widely known. Learning about the drug and what to expect from withdrawal is part of understanding what makes the drug so dangerous to people who are struggling with dependency or addiction issues. Benzos and Cocaine Benzodiazepines are sometimes compared to cocaine in that people who use benzos crave […]

Vicodin Abuse And Its Effects on The Body

Vicodin, a central nervous system depressant used as a pain reliever, lasts for about 4-6 hours. It stays in the body for a day or two, however. The drug is tolerance-building and highly addictive. VICODIN EFFECTS ON THE BRAIN AND BODY Vicodin’s main ingredient, hydrocodone, is an opioid. Opioids are proteins that alter and diminish our […]

Common Withdrawal Symptoms of Vicodin Detox

Vicodin withdrawal treatment has side effects, and they can have a large impact on one’s life, at least in the first few months. Many symptoms of opioid detox are physical, and these can add a lot of stress to an already mentally-draining situation. It’ll take some time to get back on the horse after giving […]

Withdrawal Symptoms of Opiate Addiction

Opiates are a group of drugs derived from opium, a part of the poppy plant and one of the oldest-known medicines in the world. Heroin and morphine are common illicit opiates, but lots of prescription medications include opiates, too. These drugs are simple to synthesize, relatively cheap, and highly effective — which is why they’ve […]

How to Quit Heroin Safely

Are you or a loved one using heroin? Do you exhibit the signs and symptoms of heroin addiction? You can stop using heroin and recover for good, but getting sober will require more than just a detox. Heroin addiction recovery is a long-term process that requires determination and patience. Learning how to quit heroin is […]

A Look at Heroin Cravings

Ever experience a deep, deep yearning for something? That’s sort of how a drug craving feels. However, cravings for heroin are sharper, stronger, and far more intense – simple as that. But how exactly does it feel? It’s something most non-addicts wonder, either because of what they’ve seen on TV or what they’ve witnessed from […]

Getting Help For a Percocet Addiction

Percocet is a powerful opioid painkiller made from oxycodone, an opiate, and acetaminophen, a filler. As a medicine, Percocet has legitimate medical uses. It’s also highly abuse-prone. Addiction to Percocet as well as pure OxyCodone is incredibly common. Many painkiller addicts resort to heroin—a cheaper, more powerful stimulant—once their tolerance to the pills becomes too […]