6 Ways to Make Drug Detox Less Miserable

By Cathy Habas Drug detox will change your life, but it’s not easy. You’re in for a week or more of withdrawal symptoms, which will vary depending on which drug you are getting out of your system and may include: Chills Sweating Diarrhea Vomiting Muscle aches and pains Depression Anxiety Moodiness To relieve the withdrawal…

Everything Hurts? It Could Be Your Pain Medicine

If everything hurts, and you’re becoming sensitive to pain, it’s time to ask why. For a significant number of people suffering from chronic pain, the source of their increased sensitivity may be the drugs that are supposed to fight the pain. This is cruel and ironic. Long-term consumption of opioid painkillers like OxyContin®, Vicodin®, Percocet®…

Demerol Rehab: Treatment & Withdrawal

Demerol, also known as meperidine, is a powerful — and powerfully addictive — painkiller. Similar in nature to morphine, Demerol is an opioid narcotic that can cause serious side effects when abused or used in conjunction with other substances, including alcohol. Withdrawing from meperidine alone is not only extremely challenging, it is also unwise because…

U.K. Plans Blanket Ban on Legal Highs

Designer drugs (or legal highs) have presented a legislative challenge since they first appeared on the market, but the U.K. is looking to defeat the designer drug trade with sweeping legislation that will cover existing legal psychoactive substances as well as newer designer drugs. The new laws could land anybody who sells or produces such…