What it's like to crave meth

What It’s Like to Crave Meth

Most people have heard of meth and know it’s one of the most difficult drugs to get away from, but few understand just how strong meth cravings can be. If you have a loved one with a meth addiction, you’ve probably wondered, “Why is meth so addictive, and how hard it is to quit meth?”…

What is it like to crave nicotine

What It’s Like to Crave Nicotine

It can be difficult for a nonuser to understand what the pull toward substance use is. What does that drive feel like, and what makes ending addiction so tricky? For smokers, nicotine provides a temporary escape from problems, loneliness or boredom. It’s a way to take a break, have time to yourself and relax. Nicotine…

Concerta abuse

Concerned About Concerta’s Potential for Abuse?

Concerta is a brand name of a stimulant used for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). When taken according to doctor’s orders, the risk of developing an addiction to Concerta is low. However, addiction is very likely if the drug is taken in high doses or taken via snorting or injection. When abused,…

What it's like to crave heroin

What It’s Like to Crave Heroin

Heroin cravings are some of the most intense feelings of dependence out there. Learn more about what it feels like to use and stop using heroin. If you’ve never used heroin, it can be hard to understand why someone would sacrifice their job, time with loved ones and many other activities in favor of just…

Can you go to rehab for nicotine

Can You Go to Rehab for Nicotine?

Quitting smoking is hard. In fact, it’s one of the hardest things a person can do. But why is it so difficult? Nicotine has been normalized and accepted into society to the point that many people don’t consider it an addiction. Since its use has been downplayed, its addictive nature is rarely discussed among peers…

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: Its Causes and Effects

Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is a serious condition that can impact an individual their entire life. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that between 800 and 8,000 babies are born with FAS annually in the United States. However, that number jumps to 40,000 per year for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). But…

Can doping lead to PED addiction

Can Doping Lead to PED Addiction?

Can Doping Lead To PED Addiction? The use of illegal Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs) is common in sports, and athletes who compulsively abuse these drugs risk serious health issues. “Doping” is a slang term to describe the consumption of Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs) to enhance physical performance for a sport. According to the American Family…

What counts as a relapse

What Counts as a Relapse?

What is relapsing? Knowing the answer is the first step toward addressing an addiction episode. Learn the best way to prevent an addiction beginning again. If you’ve suffered from any type of addiction, you may have learned what a relapse is and how it can seem to derail your success. While addiction is a completely…