Heroin peak concentrations are achieved fairly quickly any way administrated. More here on what heroin does to the body, with a section at the end for your questions.
What to expect when you leave an addict (or lose them to addiction)...from someone who's been through it.
Some great tips for avoiding pitfalls of substance abuse in your later years. Plus, where you can go for help if needed! Seriously required reading.
How can we become "addicted"...even to behaviors? Expert in behavioral compulsions, Dr. Gregory Jantz, explains the basics of the neuroscience here.
It can take between 2-4 days for the body rid itself of ecstasy toxins. However, the time it takes for post-acute withdrawal symptoms to subside is variable. More ecstasy detox timeline info here.
Heroin is highly addictive drug. It produces effects that include euphoria and an intense sense of well being. However, using too much can lead to an overdose. Learn more about heroin's effects and dangers, here.
As parents, what kinds of body language cues should we be looking for to signal drug use? More here on ways to identify drug use in your teenager.
If someone that you love is in active addiction, what do you do? An explanation of three (3) behaviors to avoid here, with a section at the end for your questions.
Rehab doesn’t have to be scary. Here, we review what happens from the moment you check-in until you leave and set up a longer term recovery plan. Learn more about meth rehab here.
Crack is super addictive! A 28 day stay in rehab is the bare minimum for most people. In fact, some patients may be asked to stay in rehabilitation programs for crack for 3 months, or more. Learn more about the factors that lead to rehab duration, here.