How Long Does it Take to Get Addicted to Hydrocodone

Wondering how long does it take to get addicted to hydrocodone, which includes the drugs Vicodin, Norco, Lortab, and Lorcet?  It is shocking how quickly someone can get hooked on these drugs, happening sometime as fast as a couple weeks. The path to hydrocodone addiction is very common. The doctor prescribes Vicodin or some hydrocodone […]

heroin addiction staph infections

We humans are covered in microscopic bacteria. This is a normal feature of our being, with both good and bad bacteria present at all times and covering our skin. Surprisingly, only about 1% of all bacteria will make humans sick. Staph Aureus is one of them. For individuals who are active heroin addicts and choosing […]

Long Term Side Effects of Oxycodone Addiction

It may have begun with an innocent desire to alleviate pain following surgery or injury, but at some point in the weeks that followed you became addicted to oxycodone. Oxycodone, sold under the brand names OxyContin and Percocet, is a powerful prescription painkiller made of a highly addicting synthetic opioid. The drug is so potentially […]

Vicodin Addiction Behavioral

Vicodin, from the synthetic opioid hydrocodone, is a highly addictive and abused opioid drug.  As with all opioids, Vicodin provides swift relief of pain with an accompanying sense of deep relaxation and euphoria, creating a high risk for dependence to develop. Vicodin can become addictive in as few as two weeks of regular use, leading […]

Fentanyl Patch Addiction Treatment

Fentanyl is one of the most powerful synthetic opioids available, and has been associated with tens of thousands of overdose deaths in recent years. Many of these deaths occur because an addict may purchase illicit drugs on the street or the Internet, unaware that what they are ingesting or injecting contains the potentially lethal drug, […]

Support for Families of Alcoholics

Like the tentacles of an octopus, alcoholism reaches out to all members of the family and wraps them up right along with the alcoholic. As it is often stated, alcoholism is a family disease, impacting everyone within the alcoholic’s orbit. As a result of the turmoil, stress, and despair inflicted by the disease, the family […]

Severe Alcoholism Physical Symptoms

Who would ever think that the partying so common in young adulthood could possibly result in end stage alcoholism and death, but in reality it actually can. Most people become acquainted with alcohol in the college years, where booze-saturated parties are the weekend norm. Most college kids will cycle through this phase unscathed, reining in […]

dangers of adderall and alcohol

Back in school we were taught that a positive plus a negative, such as +1 + -1, equals zero. They cancel each other out. When considering the use of alcohol, a depressant, with Adderall, a stimulant, it might stand to reason that the effect is also null and void. But when it comes to substances […]

Doctors who Specialize in Benzo Withdrawawl

One hundred and twenty-seven million prescriptions. That is how many RXs have been filled in the U.S. for the wildly popular drug class, benzodiazepine—commonly referred to as “benzos”—according to the Drug Enforcement Administration. Benzos are a Schedule IV controlled substance that include fifteen approved medications, including such brands as Xanax, Valium, Ativan, Klonopin, and Librium, […]

Long Term Effects of Oxycontin on The Brain

OxyContin is a potent analgesic in the opioid family of painkiller medications that have wreaked havoc in the U.S. over the past two decades. Promoted early on as a highly effective painkiller with a low likelihood of causing addiction, the brand swiftly became the darling of the medical and dental community. The shine was off […]