What Are the Dangers of Cross Addiction?

What is cross addiction? When an individual gets addicted to a particular drug, for e.g. heroin, they are much more likely to develop a similar dependence on other drugs in the same drug class, for e.g. prescription painkillers. This is what’s known as cross addiction. It is an unfortunately common problem in today’s world. Tolerance Read More…

How Does Tolerance to Vicodin Develop?

A tolerance to Vicodin means that the individual who is taking it no longer feels its effects. As a result they have to take more and more of the drug to feel its effects. The individual’s body has most likely developed a tolerance to Vicodin. Developing a tolerance to Vicodin does not necessarily mean that Read More…

How Does Tolerance to Cocaine Develop?

Cocaine is powerful and addictive. Even after one single use, initial tolerance to the drug may develop. Many users report it is difficult to get the same level of euphoria and pleasure achieved during first cocaine exposure. Cocaine can be addictive after the first use. Cocaine addiction develops over time typically as tolerance builds. Learn Read More…

How Tolerance to Percocet Develops

When an individual needs to keep taking more Percocet for it to work, then they may have developed a tolerance to the medication. However, increased tolerance to Percocet is different from Percocet dependence. So what is Percocet tolerance and how long does it take to develop? Is Percocet detox necessary to change the body’s reaction Read More…

Can You Get Addicted to Hallucinogens?

Can You Get Addicted to Hallucinogens? In a word, yes. Certain types of hallucinogens can be addictive. While it is true that most mind altering drugs don’t lead to physical dependency or withdrawal symptoms, it is possible to develop a psychological dependence. The exception is PCP, which is highly addictive. Let’s look at the different Read More…

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Can You Get Addicted to Heroin?

Heroin is a highly addictive drug which strongly affects the central nervous system. Frequent use of heroin will lead to addiction. People with addiction experience symptoms in a variety of ways.Find out how heroin affects the brain and long-term health. Chemistry A psychoactive depressant drug, heroin is processed from morphine, a naturally occuring opium alkaloid Read More…

Heroin’s Effects on the Body

Heroin’s Effects on the Body

  Heroin has a detrimental impact on the brain, central nervous system and the entire body. Each individual is impacted differently by heroin. Learn more about how it impacts the entire body and how to seek help if a loved one is affected by addiction to heroin.   Brain and Nervous System Opioid receptors in Read More…