The most complex organ in your body 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…

By Wesley Gallagher Children of individuals with addiction often struggle silently, as they learn to adapt to the everyday reality of having a parent who is addicted. They may seem like they are coping well – they might even seem to have things surprisingly together, despite their circumstances – but the reality is that children…

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. How…

On This Page: Getting Clean Quitting Safely Safe Recovery Options The severity of withdrawal for any substance 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. Because withdrawal symptoms and severity are unpredictable, patients should always undergo…

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…