How to Help an Addict Without Enabling


The truth can be many things. When addiction is involved, it can be liberating, refreshing, and over all good for your mind and body. However, you need to understand that you cannot control whether or not people are cured, even when they are the ones you love. No amount of love or affection can cure

When Does Vicodin Kick In?


Vicodin is an opioid, analgesic, and antitussive that is mainly prescribed to treat pain. It is a combination of hydrocodone, an opioid, and acetaminophen that helps absorb the opioid into the body. In addition to the hydrocodone and acetaminophen elements, Vicodin contains colloidal silicon dioxide, crospovidone, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, povidone, pregelatinized starch, and stearic

What Families Can Expect From an Addict in Recovery


Once your loved one has successfully become clean and abstinent from the substance that previously ruled them, you may expect the future to improve. Your loved one has completed an important first step on the journey to recovery and sustained abstinence, but the fight is not over yet. After detoxification, emotions will be very raw,

How long does marijuana stay in your body?


THC is the chemical responsible for most of marijuana’s psychological effects, and works by stimulating the brain to release dopamine, which creates euphoria. We know its effects wear off after 3-4 hours, but how long does THC stay in our systems? We’ll look into potential marijuana addiction and how it affects the body ahead.  

Does snorting Ecstasy do you any good?


Is ecstasy safe—or can it lead to an overdose? What about an accidental death due to overdose? Mixing ecstasy and alcohol is popular, and often used recreationally. We’ll look into what is is, how it affects the body and brain, and dangers associated with the drug.   Ecstasy, or MDMA is an illegal drug that

How Addictive is Nicotine?


We certainly know that nicotine is addictive, but just how addictive is it? We’ll explore that, as well as take a look into how it affects the body and how to control an addiction to it.   Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the United States. According to

Pounding Energy Drinks Can Lead to Caffeine Addiction


Energy drinks contain dangerous levels of caffeine, and drinking multiple energy drinks per day can cause extreme symptoms and addiction. Energy drink addiction is rising. About 50% of young adults consume excessive amounts of caffeine from energy drinks. Many people do not realize how dangerous addiction to energy drinks can be. In fact, addiction to

Have You Encountered Club Drugs?


Club drugs like ecstasy, GHB, Ketamine, Rohypnol, LSD, and methamphetamine can be very dangerous. Some people may not even realize that they have been or are being affected by the drugs until the symptoms wear off. Sometimes drugs like BZP, TFMPP, PMA/PMMA, mephedrone, bk-MDMA, or MDPV are falsely sold as ecstasy or other drugs, and

How to Tell Your Family You Have a Drug Problem


Once you realize you have an addiction, it can be difficult to know what to do next. You probably feel scared and overwhelmed, and telling your family only makes those feelings grow. What you probably don’t realize that your family knows something is going on. As an addict, you try to hide your deteriorating state

Taking Responsibility for Addiction


Being a parent of a teenager struggling with addiction is an extremely difficult situation to be in. While many teens simply experiment with alcohol and drugs, some of them end up with problems and addiction. We’ll explore the relationship between a teen addict and their parent(s), and discuss ways to help what might seem like