Category: Drug Addiction

What Does Heroin Do to the Body and Brain?

Heroin is an opioid drug that can have severe, sometimes irreversible, effects on the body and brain. The brain controls all...

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How to Help a Heroin Addict

Heroin is an opioid made from morphine, which comes from the seed pod of the opium poppy. It is a highly addictive drug, valued by...

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Is Kratom Addictive?

Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is a tree native to Southeast Asia. Its leaves have been used for centuries as an herbal remedy to...

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Is Crystal Meth Physically or Mentally Addictive?

Crystal methamphetamine (meth) is a man-made drug which causes a powerful rush of dopamine to the brain. Dopamine is a brain...

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Does Addiction Ever Go Away?

Once a person moves from casual use of a substance to addiction, the brain rewires itself to compulsively seek more of the addictive...

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How Dangerous is MDMA?

MDMA is a drug—commonly known as ecstacy or molly—that causes sensations of euphoria  similar to opioids and other illicit...

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