by Trisha Grose and Richie Farrell Last week, I thought about sticking a knife into my neck. The plan was to hold the blade close to my carotid artery, clench my eyes tight and slit my throat from ear to ear. Since Brendan left, I’ve thought of a million ways to kill myself. This morning, […]
A very basic review of how opioid pain killers are like heroin…and how teens move from one drug-of-choice to another. Insights for parents, with a list of safety tips and action steps.
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Are you fighting a losing battle with heroin? Here’s a story from fellow junkie, Richie Farrell, to inspire hope and courage.
A review of cocaine’s long term effects to the body, brain, and behavior.
A description of what to expect during heroin detox, as well as main treatments used during withdrawal. More here on how to get off heroin safely.
A look at the changing topography of the American political landscape regarding drug sentencing and access to care.
A featured article from Dr. Lisa R. Fortuna, MD, MPH, expert on teen addiction who helps outline mental health issues for parents. Here, she considers the research on the social and neuro-developmental factors related to teen substance use disorders and mental health, and translates that into everyday language and practical recommendations.
How can smokers intervene on the biological, psychological, and emotional forces which drive nicotine addiction? A new idea outlined here, with a section at the end for your questions.
Is cold turkey withdrawal from crack always advised? We review the steps you can take to safely stop taking crack here.