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What is Withdrawal from Opiates Like?

Whether the person you care about became addicted to opiates through legitimate prescriptions or by buying drugs on the street, once addicted, the result is the same. He or she physically suffers if the opiate supply is stopped. The good news is that... Read more

What is it Like to Withdraw from Benzodiazepines?

A person can become addicted to *Benzodiazepines when they take a prescription during the course of a mental health treatment or when they make street purchases for recreational use. Either way, when they finally decide to taper down or stop using co... Read more

Talking to Your Loved One About Huffing

Huffing, which is inhaling chemical vapors from common household products, continues to be a problem in the USA. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, in 2010, almost 800,000 Americans had their first huffing exp... Read more

What Are the Signs That Someone is Huffing?

Huffing is a way of getting high by inhaling or sniffing the chemical contents of household products.  There are three related ways they might ingest the chemicals:Huffing is when your loved one soaks a piece of cloth in the chemicals and then presse... Read more

What is Doctor Shopping?

Doctor shopping is a term used for pill addicts who maintain their pill supply by going to several doctors within the same time period and obtaining narcotic prescriptions from each one of them. If your family member is addicted to prescription pi... Read more

What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Crack Cocaine Use?

Crack cocaine differs from regular cocaine in that it comes in a hard small rock instead of a powder. The high from crack cocaine begins immediately after it is smoked or injected and wears off in 10-15 minutes. If your loved one appears high but the... Read more

Do People Still Take LSD?

Many people are under the mistaken impression that LSD is a drug of the past and is no longer available. The drug, commonly referred to as acid, is still being used nationwide. Facts about LSD include:How it is sold: Liquid LSD is dropped onto small ... Read more

How Does a Methadone Program Work?

If your loved one is addicted to opiates such as heroin or prescription pain medication, he or she may be considering going into a Methadone program for treatment. Approximately 1 million US residents are addicted to opiates, according to the Center ... Read more