Addictions

Opiates

Opiate addiction is very common. These include percocet, oxycodone, hydromorphone, heroin, morphine and codeine (found in tylenol 1-4).

Alcohol

Safe alcohol use is less than 15 drinks per week for men and 10 drinks per week for women (except during pregnancy where there is no safe limit of alcohol use). 

Cannabis

You can get addicted to cannabis, and there is a withdrawal syndrome associated with it. There are some medications that can assist with quitting overuse of marijuana. 

Benzodiazepines

These medications include valium, ativan, lorazepam and clonazepam, among others. They are addictive, and can be difficult to get off of.

Harm Reduction

Dr. Holowaty strongly supports harm reduction. We provide clean injection kits and encourage the knowledge of and use of naloxone kits. 

Behavioural

These include gambling, internet use, and gaming addictions. If it is causing issues in the rest of your life, and yet you can't stop doing it, you may have moved into an addictive behaviour.