Friday April 25th 2014



The heroin problem in the United States

March 14th, 2014

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?

March 12th, 2014

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

March 8th, 2014

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?

March 7th, 2014

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.

How long does heroin last?

March 5th, 2014

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

March 2nd, 2014

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

February 25th, 2014

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.


Addiction recovery and anxiety: The roots of recovery

February 23rd, 2014

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?

February 17th, 2014

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.

How long does ecstasy last?

February 12th, 2014

Ecstasy has a half-life of 7 hours, although effects usually only last for about 2-3 hours. More on duration of action and ecstasy effects on the body and brain here.