Do I Need Alcohol Rehab?

  Alcohol rehabilitation may seem daunting from the outset, but it is a process which helps people and ultimately saves lives. Before a person should consider whether rehab is an option, assessment and diagnosis must be done of the individual situation before seeking help. Here is how to get started on the road to recovery. Read More…

Is xanax considered a narcotic?

Are Prescription Painkillers Really Addictive

American society is too dependent on pharmaceuticals. And with millions, this dependence transcends therapeutic use and turns into abuse. It is important that individuals gain awareness of how prescription painkillers are potentially harmful. Many prescription painkillers are opioids, which are a highly addictive class of drugs. Examples include hydrocodone and oxycodone. Painkillers are safe only Read More…

Developing a Cocaine Dependence

Developing a Dependence on Cocaine

Cocaine can create serious health problems which may lead to cardiac arrest, stroke, seizure or death. Addiction is different from cocaine dependence in that symptoms vary person to person but can be difficult to discern without recognizing the symptoms. Learn what the symptoms of dependence on cocaine are and how to recognize symptoms as they Read More…

How is Ambien prescribed?

How is Ambien Prescribed?

Ambien (zolpidem) is a sedative with hypnotic properties. It is prescribed in the treatment of anxiety and for managing mood related issues. It is also used to treat insomnia. The drug is not without its side effects, and therefore, physicians do not prescribe a course longer than four weeks. Ambien is a central nervous system Read More…

How Long Alcohol Stays in Blood

How Long Does Alcohol Stay in Blood

The duration for which alcohol stays in the body depends upon several factors. Generally, the effects of alcohol can be felt within thirty minutes of consuming liquor. One drink stays in the system for around two hours. After an episode of binge drinking, it can take longer to return to a sober state. Alcohol acts Read More…

How long does alcohol stay in the blood?

How Addictive is Nicotine?

Nicotine is addictive, it’s one of the reasons why cigarette smokers find it so hard to quit the habit. Nicotine dependence beats all other kinds of substance dependence in America. People take to smoking for different reasons. Pressure from friends in the same age group, a relaxed family attitude to smoking, personal inclinations, trying to Read More…