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Consequences of selling drugs illegally in the U.S.

Consequences of selling drugs illegally in the U.S.

November 5th, 2016

An opinion piece on the dangers of plea bargains and early release of drug traffickers from retired DEA Special Agent and drug diversion expert, Warren Rivera.

2 Rehab for heroin

Rehab for heroin

October 26th, 2016

A guide on what to expect during heroin rehab here.

2 Crystal meth

Crystal meth

October 25th, 2016

Crystal meth, short for crystal methamphetamine, is a powerful, widely spread, street drug. Learn the basic facts about meth abuse, side effects and addiction, here.

How dangerous are drugs, really?

How dangerous are drugs, really?

October 24th, 2016

A look at the main dangers of the most popular drugs of our time: heroin, meth, legal highs, and …more!

Marijuana dependence

Marijuana dependence

October 12th, 2016

A person can be both physically dependent and psychologically addicted to marijuana at the same time. Check out more information on marijuana dependence here:

3 Meth rehab cost

Meth rehab cost

October 11th, 2016

The average cost of meth rehab is from $7K for 10 weeks of intensive outpatient treatment up to about $20K for inpatient rehab. Ideas on how to reduce costs here.

1 Do heroin injection facilities actually work?

Do heroin injection facilities actually work?

October 1st, 2016

Are “safe sites” that facilitate heroin use helping or hurting the opiate epidemic in the U.S.? A review of what’s happening on the ground by Clare Waismann, founder of the Waismann Method®. More here.

5 Heroin dependence

Heroin dependence

September 28th, 2016

What is heroin dependence? Heroin dependence occurs when your body adapts to the presence of heroin and cannot operate normally without it. In fact, people who are heroin dependent use heroin just to feel normal. However, the main characteristic for heroin dependence is the presence of heroin withdrawal symptoms when doses drop significantly or stop […]

1 Why a person gets addicted to drugs: The humanness of addiction

Why a person gets addicted to drugs: The humanness of addiction

September 26th, 2016

Holly Parker, Ph.D. places addiction in a larger human context, calling for compassion, understanding, and support. Her argument? The stigma linked to substance addiction is a form of social denial about just how human it is to turn to alcohol and drugs to steer clear of what hurts. More here.

6 Heroin withdrawal

Heroin withdrawal

September 13th, 2016

When does heroin withdrawal start? Opiates like heroin change how the nervous system works. When these opiates are removed, your body needs time to recover. But why does heroin withdrawal occur? And what are its characteristic symptoms? When you use heroin, your central nervous system gradually adapts to its presence. Over time, your brain and […]

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