What is Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome?

October 14th, 2019

Once a person has successfully become clean and sober, it is likely they will experience some level of post-acute withdrawal syndrome in the first months of recovery.

How Do Stimulants Affect Your Sleep?

October 11th, 2019

After you experience the extreme wakefulness and alertness of being high on stimulants, it can actually disrupt your sleep patterns.

What Can I Expect at a 12 Step Meeting?

October 9th, 2019

The 12-step program helps people grow in their recovery and learn how to manage their lives clean and sober. All 12-step meetings are based on the original Twelve Steps from the book of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Can You Get Addicted from One Dose of Heroin?

October 7th, 2019

Heroin is an extremely addictive drug that has powerful euphoric effects. People who take just one dose of heroin can get certainly addicted to it immediately, and often do so.

Do Large Doses of Imodium Get You High?

October 4th, 2019

Although loperamide is not an opioid drug, when used in very high doses it acts on mu-opioid receptors, which are the same receptors that initiate addiction to opiates, like heroin, morphine, and fentanyl.

How Addictive is Heroin?

October 2nd, 2019

The national opioid epidemic, which has ravaged the country for well over a decade, has been predominantly driven by heroin dependence. But how addictive is heroin exactly?

Does Going to Narcotics Anonymous Keep You Clean?

September 29th, 2019

The NA fellowship helps former addicts understand themselves better, rely on others who have wisdom about recovery, and lead meaningful lives clean and sober.

Is Addiction a Hereditary Disease?

September 27th, 2019

Addiction is a medically classifiable disease, and it is brought on like many other diseases — through a combination of genes, behavior, and susceptibility.

Is Fentanyl Stronger than Heroin?

September 25th, 2019

Fentanyl is not only up to 100x stronger than heroin; it is responsible for the horrific increases in accidental overdoses that lead to death.

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