People take ecstasy mainly to connect with others. How does it work in the brain and when do patterns of use start historically? A brief review here.
Meth withdrawal is not pleasant process, but it can be helped. Read the details on what to expect while withdrawing from meth and how you can help ease symptoms, here.
Why is taking care of yourself so important to addiction recovery? We review the planning stages of relapse and how you can avoid it through self-care here.
How does ecstasy affect the brain, body, and organs? A brief review of the effects of ecstasy on the body system here.
Cocaine interferes with the activity of the neurotransmitter, dopamine. It acts upon a part of the brain called the ventral tegmental area (VTA). More here on the chemistry behind the cocaine high.
Yes, you can get addicted to heroin. More here on heroin's addiction liability and how you get addicted in the first place.
Crack detox is most severe in the first week after last use. But psychological withdrawal symptoms may persist for weeks and even months after cessation. A clear picture of what to expect during crack detox here.
Meth withdrawal is treated mainly with behavioral therapies, such as cognitive-behavioral and contingency-management interventions. Learn more about what to expect and where to find help during meth withdrawal here.
What happens to the body and mind when you stop taking cocaine? A review of primary and secondary side effects during cocaine withdrawal here.
Spice is abused mainly through smoking, but can also be used in baked goods or taken as a tea. More on Spice, its abuse potential and its effects here.