Tramadol Addiction – What’s It Doing to Your Body?

If you’re looking for a good reason to stop abusing tramadol, read on here for an overview of how tramadol works in the brain and the risks associated with chronic abuse, such as addiction, lowered ...

Two Question Drug/Alcohol Problem Test

Drug abuse test: do you have a substance use disorder? Well, if you’re not sure, answer the following 2 questions honestly and find out – 92.3% of people that can answer no to both questions do ...

The Evidence for Marijuana Addiction

Can you get addicted to marijuana? Many dispute its existence but experts say marijuana addiction is very real. Read the supporting evidence and then decide for yourself.

How Heroin Changes Your Mind
© IllusionWaltz

Withdrawal symptoms don't tell the whole story. Learn why persistent cravings make heroin so tough to quit.

Use + Impulsivity + Compulsivity = Addiction
© Stefan Kohli

Learn how the brain changes of addiction exacerbate problems with impulsive and compulsive acts – how impulsivity drives early addiction and compulsivity and impulsivity perpetuate later stages and ...

Cocaine Addiction – What Happens in the Brain?
© Brookhaven National Laboratory

Learn how gradual and imperceptible changes to the brain’s structure and function lead people steadily from recreational use to heavier use to addiction.

Pain Management during Vicodin Tapering
© Marniejoyce

Tips for controlling chronic pain while tapering off Vicodin, such as: an example tapering schedule, experts that can help, alternate forms of analgesia, helpful lifestyle changes and more.

Zolpidem: How to Beat Dependence and/or Addiction
© Demandaj

Learn what increases your risk of Zolpidem addiction, the particular dangers of use and how to overcome both Zolpidem dependence and addiction.

Ativan (Lorazepam) Addiction Self-Test
© Dean812

Wondering about your use of Ativan (lorazepam) or any other benzodiazepine? Well then, take this 2 minute benzodiazepine addiction self test and find out if you have an addiction, and if so, how ...

MDMA Addiction – The Basic Facts
© Dima Bushkov

Is MDMA addictive? Does it actually do you long term harm? How do you know if you have a problem? Read on to find the answers to these questions and more.

Alcohol Addiction – the Straight Facts
© Josep Salvia I Bote

The difference between alcohol abuse and alcohol addiction (alcoholism), what puts you at risk of becoming an alcoholic and what to do once you’ve crossed that invisible line to addiction.

How to Beat Meth Addiction Successfully
© Torpore

Find out how the physical, psychological and cognitive consequences of long-term meth use make quitting so challenging, and how addiction treatment can help you to compensate and stay clean for long ...

Smoke Pot? Your Habit vs. American Averages
© Cagrimmit

Do you smoke marijuana? Want to know how your habit compares to the average American’s? Find out your percentile ranking here.

70 Reasons to Quit a Heavy Marijuana Habit
© Bingbing

Thinking about giving up marijuana but not sure you’re ready to take the plunge? Well, here are 70 benefits of quitting – all first-hand accounts from previously heavy users about how life ...

Understanding Addiction -  What You Need to Know
© mediaspin.com

Want to understand addiction? Here are the straight facts from the American Society of Addiction Medicine.

Marijuana Addiction
© Livingroomshadows

About 10% of people who experiment with marijuana will develop an addiction to the drug. Marijuana addiction is very real, there is a significant syndrome of withdrawal pains associated with quitting ...

Codeine & Promethazine Cough Syrup Addiction
© Anthony Goto

Syrup, syzurp, lean - whatever it's termed - it's dangerous, addictive and the detox is tough.

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Drug abuse test: do you have a substance use disorder? Well, if you’re not sure, answer the following 2 questions honestly and find out – 92.3% of people that can answer no to both questions do not have a problem.

Oxycodone Addiction © @NotNixon

Get off Oxycodone today. Too many people remain trapped in a web of abuse, of pain and of addiction, and too many of us push off what needs to be done. You need to stop abusing Oxycodone before you become another tragic fatality, but you don't need to do it alone, and for the best chance at success, you shouldn't even try. Get help to get past detox humanely and with a minimum of pain. Get help to learn what you need to know to stay clean, and to learn why you even got addicted in the first place. You can do it, it needs to happen, and there is no good reason to wait.

Understanding Addiction - The Roles of Impulsivity and Compulsivity © Stefan Kohli

Learn how the brain changes of addiction exacerbate problems with impulsive and compulsive acts – how impulsivity drives early addiction and compulsivity and impulsivity perpetuate later stages and most importantly, what you can do to retake control.

Cocaine Addiction - What Happens in the Brain? Why Is It So Hard to Just Stop? © Brookhaven National Laboratory

Learn how gradual and imperceptible changes to the brain’s structure and function lead people steadily from recreational use to heavier use to addiction.

Vicodin Addiction – Pain Management during Opiate Tapering © Marniejoyce

Tips for controlling chronic pain while tapering off Vicodin, such as: an example tapering schedule, experts that can help, alternate forms of analgesia, helpful lifestyle changes and more.

Zolpidem Addiction: Understanding What’s Happening in Your Brain © Demandaj

Learn what increases your risk of Zolpidem addiction, the particular dangers of use and how to overcome both Zolpidem dependence and addiction.

Ativan (Lorazepam) Addiction Self-Test (Works for any Benzodiazepine) © Dean812

Wondering about your use of Ativan (lorazepam) or any other benzodiazepine? Well then, take this 2 minute benzodiazepine addiction self test and find out if you have an addiction, and if so, how serious it is.

MDMA / Ecstasy Addiction – The Basic Facts © Dima Bushkov

Is MDMA addictive? Does it actually do you long term harm? How do you know if you have a problem? Read on to find the answers to these questions and more.

Alcohol Addiction (Alcoholism) – Learn the Facts © Josep Salvia I Bote

The difference between alcohol abuse and alcohol addiction (alcoholism), what puts you at risk of becoming an alcoholic and what to do once you’ve crossed that invisible line to addiction.

Meth Addiction - How to Stop Using Successfully © Torpore

Find out how the physical, psychological and cognitive consequences of long-term meth use make quitting so challenging, and how addiction treatment can help you to compensate and stay clean for long enough to give your body and mind a chance to heal.

70 Reasons Why Life is Better without a Heavy Marijuana Habit © Bingbing

Thinking about giving up marijuana but not sure you’re ready to take the plunge? Well, here are 70 benefits of quitting – all first-hand accounts from previously heavy users about how life changes for the better once you don’t need to get high all the time.

Use Cocaine? Watch Your Heart Health! © Bored-Now

People who use cocaine have an increased risk of heart attack, stroke and other forms of heart disease. Cocaine causes high blood pressure, can cause cardiac infections, causes the heart to work harder as it shrinks blood vessels, can lead to an enlarged and weakened heart and to a host of other cardiovascular conditions. The chronic use of cocaine can lead to serious damage, but most scarily, cocaine can lead to heart failure even after a first experimentation.

Marijuana Addiction © Livingroomshadows

About 10% of people who experiment with marijuana will develop an addiction to the drug. Marijuana addiction is very real, there is a significant syndrome of withdrawal pains associated with quitting marijuana, and a lot of people just can't do it on their own.

Fentanyl, often sold under the name Duragesic, is a schedule 2 narcotic, and is one the most potent and dangerous of all the abused pain medications.

Codeine and Promethazine Cough Syrup Addiction and Withdrawal © Anthony Goto

Syrup, syzurp, lean - whatever it's termed - it's dangerous, addictive and the detox is tough.

An addiction to GHB can develop in only weeks of heavy use, and once addicted, GHB addicts face a serious and possibly dangerous syndrome of withdrawals.

About one in ten who begins experimenting with marijuana will find themselves addicted to the drug. Are you addicted to marijuana? Take this test and find out.

Ritalin Addiction © FGMG

Used to treat ADHD, when abused, Ritalin is very pleasurable and also very addictive. Thousands of people suffer addictions to Ritalin, and no matter how they got addicted, they deserve treatment to help them get better.

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  • Brain Changes: Addiction causes changes in the brain which make quitting without professional treatment difficult
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  • Addiction: Addictions are characterized by compulsive use, use despite personal harms and cravings to use
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