Since Vicodin addiction is very common in young teens, it is important for parents, friends and other family members to know what the symptoms of Vicodin addiction are. If these symptoms are spotted early on, this will greatly benefit the person who is addicted. The sooner an addiction is noticed, the sooner the addict will…

On This Page: How Addiction Impacts Emotions Recovery of Relationships after Addiction Get Help Addiction destroys everything that makes life worth living long before it actually kills a person. Physical and emotional health, career and education are harmed by this deadly disease. Even secret addictions can have devastating effects an addict’s most important relationships.  …

Drug addiction is not a lifestyle choice.  The decision to use drugs is usually voluntary in the beginning, but once drug use has moved through drug abuse and into addiction, the drug addict has suffered significant changes in several aspects of their physical body and emotional health.  One of the most profound changes that occurs…

On This Page: Importance of Getting Clean Quitting Methadone Safely Safe Recovery Options The severity of withdrawal depends on many factors, including the length and depth of addiction, the individual’s personal health and more. The more serious the methadone use, the worse the withdrawal. Those attempting detox on their own face frightening and hazardous circumstances…

  Your most intricate organ weighs in at a mere three pounds, but it is responsible for the most complex functions in your body. We use the brain to explore our world, make judgments, understand and reason. Sometimes we overload our most valued organs with opiates such as tramadol in order to produce a high….

Hydrocodone is the opiate compound found in prescription painkillers like Vicodin, Norco, and Lorcet. It is derived from the same opium poppy as heroin and morphine, and like these drugs, hydrocodone can cause an overdose when taken in excess. The exact amount needed to cause an overdose depends on several variables, including opiate tolerance, age…

By Pat Matuszak Over the years, one college complaint has echoed across addiction prevention and recovery communities from students and parents alike: Campus life encourages a mindset where alcohol and drug use is considered part of the ritual of becoming an adult. The Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention and Recovery (HECAOD)…

When it comes to addiction in America, the issue is black and white. And Native American. And Latino. No one is exempt. Addiction plagues communities of every race and nationality. And yet, for minority communities — especially the African-American community — addiction is compounded by historical and institutional factors that make the issue even more…