Sunday December 21st 2014

Drug

What is morphine used for?

What is morphine used for?

Morphine is used for relief of pain, specifically severe or excruciating acute pain. But morphine can also be abused. More on the recreational and medical uses of morphine, as well as laws regulating the use of morphine, here.

1 The heroin problem in the United States

The heroin problem in the United States

Millions of families are affected by heroin addiction. Why is this a growing problem in the U.S. Dr. Howard Samuels weighs in here.

How do you prevent relapse?

How do you prevent relapse?

You can prevent relapse by dealing with setbacks and discussing issues when they arise. Here, licensed clinical social worker and addictions counselor, Kenneth Pecoraro, discusses the more subtle mistakes that pop up in recovery… and how you can prevent a full blown relapse in the process.

Music therapy in addiction recovery

Music therapy in addiction recovery

Music can (and should) be a part of your program of recovery. How can you and why should you incorporate music therapy into addiction recovery? We investigate here.

Can you get high on cocaine?

Can you get high on cocaine?

Yes. Cocaine makes you high, whether you ingest it by snorting, smoking, or injection. Howver, local application as an anesthetic may not include euphoric effect. More here.

3 How long does heroin last?

How long does heroin last?

The most intense peak effects of heroin have a duration of about 2 hours and the overall “high” wears off about 4-5 hours after administration, leaving a feeling drowsiness, relaxation and disconnection. More on duration of heroin effects here.

Help for families of addicts: 5 places to seek help

Help for families of addicts: 5 places to seek help

If your family is affected by addiction, who can you turn to for help? I’ve been there…and I share my real life suggestions for getting help for families of addicts here.

How to help a cocaine addict

How to help a cocaine addict

You can help a cocaine addict by addressing the problem head on. Here, we review how to identify and encourage treatment of cocaine addiction for a loved one. Then, we invite your questions at the end.

2 Addiction recovery and anxiety: The roots of recovery

Addiction recovery and anxiety: The roots of recovery

How do you process anxiety in addiction recovery? Addiction is a disease of obsession, compulsion and wrong thinking. Once we begin to become aware of how we think, we begin to understand how our thinking impacts every area of our lives. More here on copying with anxiety in recovery.

Spice overdose: How much amount of Spice to OD?

Spice overdose: How much amount of Spice to OD?

Overdose on Spice can occur after one toke, or over a session of smoking. This is because Spice is unevely laced with synthetic cannabinoids that are optimized for psychoactive effects. More on how to recognize and cope with a Spice overdose here.

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