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How Long Is Withdrawal For Opiates?

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The key is to seek medication. The most common opiate is heroin.  Others include dilaudid, morphine, and codeine.  There’s also the infamous Oxycontin.  Oxycontin is a heavy-duty pain killer that works for 24-hours.  It’s available only by prescription, is a narcotic, and is often sold or given to someone who does not have the prescription.  In any case, whatever type of opiate you’ve decided to abuse, the withdrawals, as you’ve heard, are pretty nasty. Having withdrawals from these harsh … [Read more...]

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Dangers of Long-term Ecstasy Use

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Ecstasy is the most common name for MDMA (methylenedioxymethamphetamine), a powerful stimulant that is thought of quite differently from similarly-classed drugs such as “speed” or crystal meth or cocaine. You know it as the drug that makes the skin feel intense pleasure when touched, that heightens the senses and tingles the body.  It’s been tremendously popular among teens and early 20-somethings for the last fifteen or twenty years. The drug has a high profile among pop stars, … [Read more...]

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Can You Get Addicted to Marijuana?

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Can You Get Addicted to Marijuana? Hummm... in fact, it's a bit more complicated. I find this topic fascinating, and I’ve therefore done my homework on it.  The question of becoming addicted to pot, grass, weed, chronic, wacky tobaccy, is quite interesting, perhaps a bit complicated. There’s the thorny distinction between dependence and true addiction (like to cocaine), and we’ll give it due consideration.  But first, some of the key facts. The National Institute on Drug Abuse tells us … [Read more...]