Friday April 25th 2014

drug

Understanding detox

April 19th, 2014

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.

What is ecstasy used for?

April 18th, 2014

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.

Physical addiction to heroin

April 13th, 2014

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.

2

How long does methadone last?

April 11th, 2014

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.

Addiction: Is my partner an addict?

April 9th, 2014

Questions to help guide you in identifying addiction in a spouse or partner.

1

Meth overdose: How much amount of meth to OD?

April 8th, 2014

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.

Recovering from relapse: The 7 R's

April 5th, 2014

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.

3

After a drug or alcohol slip up

April 4th, 2014

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.

2

How long does cocaine last?

April 3rd, 2014

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.

Increasing your self-esteem in addiction recovery

March 31st, 2014

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.