Detoxing is a period of time during which you go through withdrawal. While detox is a highly individual experience, it's usually pretty uncomfortable. More on understanding detox here.
Originally, ecstasy was used as an appetite suppressant or an aid to psychotherapy. Today, it is used recreationally for its psychoactive effects. More on ecstasy use here.
Is there a difference between physical dependence and addiction to heroin? The line is delicate, but there is a difference. More on this distinction here.
How long does it take before methadone wears off? Generally, after a single oral dose effects can last from 6 to 8 hours, depending on patterns of use. More on duration of methadone effects here.
Questions to help guide you in identifying addiction in a spouse or partner.
Meth overdose amounts vary according to factors such as tolerance, age, weight, and general health. Generally, 50-150 mg of meth are considered heavy doses of meth. But meth overdose manifests no immediate signs. More here.
What is the best way to get back on track with recovery after a relapse? Addictions therapist Beth Burgess shares the 7 vital steps to recovering from relapse - and coming back even stronger.
Don't wallow! Get your life back on track after a slip up. Here, we present a concrete plan of action to catch yourself before you fall too far.
Cocaine levels peak anywhere from 5-45 minutes after dosing (depending on mode of administration), but metabolites can last for days in your system. Personal tolerance, use, and exposure patterns also determine how long cocaine lasts. We examine more here.
Addicts are prone to low self-esteem, especially in early recovery. So how can you increase your self-esteem? 4 practical tips and suggestions here.