Topic: addictive substances
Breaking Up With Vaping
Sure, the tar was gone, but as one of the other counselors put it, “that thing ain’t nothin’ but a crack pipe for nicotine.”
Topics: addictive substances, vaping
Vagaries of Vaping
Helps to think of an electronic cigarette as just another drug delivery device, along the lines of a high-tech crack pipe, capable of carrying a number of different substances to the brain.
Topics: addictive substances, risk factors, tobacco, vaping
Video: Practical Advice on Prescription Painkiller Problems
People have abused opiates for 5,000 years. As much as medicine depends on them, they’ve always created problems for a percentage of users.
Topics: addiction and the brain, addictive substances, alcoholism, opioids, pain, prescription medications, recognizing addiction, signs and symptoms
The “Rules” About Drugs
Kids like to bring up the fact that alcohol kills many times more Americans than marijuana (or heroin, or cocaine). So why are those drugs illegal, their use subject to harsh punishment, when alcohol isn’t?
Topics: addictive substances, alcoholism, legal problems, parent child conflict