Has teenage drug use increased? Not exactly. While prevention initiatives may be helping, there remain some trends that parents must remain watchful about. More on trends in teen drug use here.
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.
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.
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.
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.