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drug addiction

  • Nicotine Addiction Guide

    Is Nicotine Physically Addictive? Nicotine is a powerful drug resulting in physical addiction on par with that of cocaine. As with any chemical dependency, there can be both physical and psychological addictions…

  • Physical Effects of LSD Abuse

    What Does a LSD High Feel Like? LSD creates an intense high, resulting in a hallucinatory multi-sensory experience that lasts from eight to twelve hours. As the LSD takes effect, about 20…

  • What You Need to Know About LSD

    What Is LSD? LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) is a semi-synthetic hallucinogen with psychedelic properties, originally derived from the ergot fungus in 1938. Commonly known as “acid,” LSD causes users to experience altered…

  • How LSD Addiction Works

    Is LSD Physically Addictive? LSD is not physically addictive—as such, LSD usage does not result in withdrawal symptoms. With repeated use it is possible for you to develop a psychological dependence to…

  • Physical Effects of Ketamine Abuse

    Physical Effects of Ketamine Abuse

    What Does a Ketamine High Feel Like? At lower doses, ketamine acts a weak stimulant. When dosage increases, ketamine hits users as an intense psychedelic. As a dissociative drug, ketamine causes users…

  • How Ketamine Addiction Works

    Is Ketamine Physically Addictive? Ketamine does not meet the criteria for physically addictive drugs. In fact, Ketamine’s widespread use in medicine as a mild anesthetic is due in large part to its…

  • Physical Effects of Heroin Abuse

    What Does a Heroin High Feel Like? Known as “slamming,” intravenous heroin injection results in these feelings with a delay of only 10 seconds or less from the time of injection to…

  • How Does Heroin Addiction Work?

    Is Heroin Physically Addictive? Heroin is one of the most physically addictive drugs in existence. In fact, many people become hooked on heroin after only a single use. Almost a quarter of…

  • GHB Addiction Guide

    What Is GHB? Naturally produced by the body, Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate—commonly known as “GHB”—is a neurotransmitter that helps transmit messages in the brain. When produced synthetically, GHB is a central nervous system depressant, with…

  • How GHB Addiction Works

    Is GHB Physically Addictive? GHB is not considered in most people to be physically addictive. However, heavy users who stop cold turkey without supervision by an inpatient drug rehab program can experience…

  • Ecstasy Addiction Guide

    What Is Ecstasy? Ecstasy is the most common name for methylene-dioxymethyl amphetamine (MDMA)—a stimulant with hallucinogenic properties. Ecstasy ‘s street names include “X,” “E,” “Adam,” or “XTC.” The ecstasy compound was first…

  • How Ecstasy Addiction Works

    Is Ecstasy Physically Addictive? Ecstasy in its purest form is not considered physically addictive in the traditional sense of the term. However, ecstasy does affect the brain’s neurotransmitters, which can lead to…

  • How Cocaine Addiction Works

    Is Cocaine Physically Addictive? Acting primarily on the neurotransmitter dopamine, cocaine is a highly physically addictive drug. While not everyone who tries cocaine becomes addicted, even intermittent use can rapidly lead to…

  • Marijuana Addiction Guide

    What is Marijuana? Originating in Southeast Asia, marijuana has been cultivated around the world for thousands of years for its mild hallucinogenic and intoxicating properties. Also known as cannabis, marijuana is a…

  • How Marijuana Addiction Works

    Is Marijuana Physically Addictive? While marijuana isn’t inherently physically addictive, some users—especially those with prolonged and heavy marijuana use—do experience symptoms of physical withdrawal addiction. What Causes Marijuana Addiction? Much of the…

  • What Does Outpatient Addiction Rehab Offer?

    Outpatient addiction rehab programs can make sense for individuals who do not need to attend inpatient treatment. By nature, outpatient rehab offers lower time commitment and financial investment for those undergoing alcohol…

  • Symptoms of Marijuana Addiction

    Marijuana addiction remains one of the most common—and most insidious—recreational drug dependencies. Across the nation, nearly 12 million individuals suffer from marijuana addiction, including over 33 percent of teenagers in the 13…