Sunday April 26th 2015

Drug

Tolerance to ecstasy

Tolerance to ecstasy

While tolerance to ecstasy is uncommon, it can occur in regular or high doses users. More on the phenomenon of tolerance here, with a section for your questions at the end.

19 How to move on from a drug addict

How to move on from a drug addict

How can you get out of a toxic relationship? By concentrating on your future happiness. More here…from someone who’s been in your shoes.

4 The family intervention process: Confrontation or community?

The family intervention process: Confrontation or community?

If you’re planning an intervention, confrontation is just the beginning. Rather than a one-off … why not become a part of the process? Learn more about CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training) here.

Crystal meth detox

Crystal meth detox

Crystal meth detox is a broad process of interventions designed to manage withdrawal and intoxication. But is cold turkey detox more successful than a tapered detox? We review here.

1 Dependence on crack

Dependence on crack

Dependence on crack cocaine occurs after regular, daily use and can manifest in a series of symptoms when you stop using crack. More on the signs of crack dependence and its treatment here.

Warning signs of relapse

Warning signs of relapse

Unlike other diseases, relapse doesn’t just happen – it is a process. We reviewing the warning signs of relapse and what you can to do prevent it here.

Dependence on ecstasy

Dependence on ecstasy

Can you become physically dependent on ecstasy? Yes, but while physical dependence on MDMA is rare, psychological dependence can occur in regular users. More on the distinction between dependence and addiction here.

3 How does addiction treatment differ between the UK and the U.S.?

How does addiction treatment differ between the UK and the U.S.?

The U.S. and the UK have VERY different approaches to addiction treatment. Learn more about the assumptions of each system here.

Can you get high on heroin?

Can you get high on heroin?

Yes, you can get high on heroin. In fact, heroin is known to trigger extreme euphoria by interacting with neurotransmitters in the central nervous system. More on heroin’s euphoric effect here.

Intervention step by step

Intervention step by step

Practical steps to help to guide you through the process of planning and performing a drug or alcohl intervention for a loved one, by author and addiction treatment specialist, Dr. Howard Samuels.

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