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  • Drugs vs. Supplements: What's the Difference?

    Your regular doctor suggests taking a supplement to improve your overall health. And then your specialist recommends a completely different combination of drugs and supplements. It's so easy to get overwhelmed. Which one's right for you? Navigating ...

    ... Drug Administration (FDA). Defining Drugs Drugs are tested by the FDA. They're defined as substances intended to diagnose, treat or prevent disease. Medications ... … better to be safe than sorry. How to Get Help for Drug or ... continue reading
  • How to Get Off Suboxone: 3 Steps to Take When Quitting

    Approved by the FDA in 2002, buprenorphine—brand name Suboxone and Zubsolv—is now the “go-to” drug for medication-assisted treatment with opiate addiction. Unlike methadone treatment, it can be prescribed by physicians in the comfort of ...

    ... and Zubsolv—is now the “go-to” drug for medication-assisted treatment with opiate addiction. Unlike methadone treatment, it ... 3-Day, 5-Day and 7-Day Detox Programs Sober Living Housing Aftercare Programs Articles Related ... continue reading
  • Yes, Suboxone is Sober & The Truth About Suboxone

    In 2014, almost 2 million Americans abused or were dependent on prescription pain medication. During that same time, as many as one in four people who received opioids for treatment of long-term pain in primary care settings struggled with an opioid ...

    ... death rates have increased by 20.6 percent from 2014 to 2015…well, it's pretty clear to see we have a major problem on ... Substituting One Drug for Another Medication-assisted treatment is much like using medication to treat ... continue reading
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  • Asking Yourself: Am I Addicted to Benzos?

    If you think you might be addicted to benzodiazepines, you're certainly not alone. In 2011, an estimated 61,000 Americans sought treatment for benzo addiction. That number has been climbing at an alarming rate ever since. The Benzo Specifics ...

    ... class of drug commonly used to help relieve anxiety disorders. The most commonly prescribed benzo medications are Xanax ... of recurring physical and psychological problems Cold Turkey Detox Can be a Fatal Mistake If you're ... continue reading
  • Shackled to a Methadone Clinic

    She's been going to the same clinic for five years. Every day, she takes a bus, walks the last two blocks from the bus stop and gets in line for her dose of methadone. Five years ago, Kathy decided she needed help to break her Vicodin addiction. ...

    ... to yet another medication, Kathy's asking herself a really tough question: Am I really better off now than ... long treatment, with no plans to wean him off the drug. He's now dependent on methadone. But, no alternatives ... continue reading
  • Suboxone Debate: What Is the Big Problem with Buprenorphine?

    When it comes to this nation's chemical dependence, few drugs have achieved the notoriety and reputation of opioid drugs. In fact, things have spiraled so far out of control that opiate addiction is now considered an epidemic. Despite leaving a ...

    ... .” 4 A Quest for Sobriety… and the Truth One of the best ways to ensure your safety—and the safety of your loved ones—is ... the soft tissues of the mouth. Eventually the medication makes its way into your oral capillaries. ... continue reading
  • Addiction in the Medical Field: Balancing Healing and Hiding

    Medical professionals work hard to heal the sick, but underneath those white lab coats and cartoon scrubs, many are secretly struggling with the disease of addiction. Working in the healthcare field can feel like a pressure cooker at times. The ...

    ... medical providers can become overwhelmed. Some turn to prescription medications like Oxycontin , Percocet , Xanax and Klonopin for ... 7-Day Detox Programs Sober Living Housing Aftercare Programs Recommended Drug and Alcohol ... continue reading
  • Xanax Overdose Risk Factors and Addiction Treatment

    What Is Xanax? Xanax (generic name alprazolam) is a fast-acting benzodiazepine drug and central nervous system depressant—a grouping that includes several other sedative, hypnotic, and anxiolytic drugs. 1,2 When taken as prescribed, Xanax can be ...

    ... drugs. 1,2 When taken as prescribed, Xanax can be very helpful for the short-term management of panic and anxiety. 1 That said, like many other psychoactive medications ... a Xanax addiction, your best option may be to seek ... continue reading
  • What Every Parent Needs to Know About Adderall Addiction

    Adderall is most commonly prescribed as part of a treatment plan for adolescents and teenagers with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But more teens-turned-young adults have discovered a new use for the “smart drug”—a term used ...

    ... academic performance. But the average, well-intentioned student doesn't know the ... drug outside of academia, eventually spiraling into addiction. Those addicted to Adderall should never abruptly stop taking the medication ... continue reading
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  • Is There Ever a Good Time to Use Benzos?

    Carol had a severe panic disorder. It started when she was assaulted at age 34. She'd tried many medications, but only Xanax helped. She worked closely with her doctor and never abused them, but over time she felt the negative cognitive effects of ...

    ... time, her doctor felt that was the best option - certainly better than reaching for a drink. Carol eventually ... too difficult to manage. But as she came off the medication, she gradually felt her brain coming back. She was ... continue reading
  • Are We Creating a Generation of Addicts With ADHD Medication?

    During his freshman year, Jack's grades started slipping. He found it hard to keep up. He knew several classmates who used uppers for extra boosts when they needed them. In hopes of finding an endless supply of energy (and improving his grades), ...

    ... dismissed her input, assuming the doctor knew best—the same doctor whose practice is closely tied ... children get the impression that self-medication is no big deal. How to Find Help for Drug or Alcohol Misuse If you or ... continue reading
  • Warning: This Medication May Cause…Uncontrollable Urges?

    Jim gained ten pounds in two weeks, though he'd been slim and fit his whole life. Gary lost $20K at the casino in Friday night - he'd never bought a lottery ticket up to that point. Linda had sex with three different people in one week, even though ...

    ... warning from the FDA points a finger at the drug Abilify. Is Abilify to Blame? Abilify contains aripiprazole, ... currently takes Abilify and you're worried the medication might be causing compulsive or out-of-the-ordinary ... continue reading
  • Could This Inexpensive Medication Reduce Your Withdrawal Symptoms?

    Withdrawal. It's a huge hurdle on the path to recovery. Those struggling to leave opioids behind know they'll eventually have to face the intimidating mental and physical effects of withdrawal. It's a powerful and frightening thought. Some of the ...

    ... tested a drug already proven to block the effects of pannexin-1 called, Probenecid. It's an anti-gout medication that's ... , and this investigation has provided a better understanding of opioid withdrawal at the cellular ... continue reading
  • Gabapentin: New Drug of Abuse for People in Treatment? Risk vs. Reward

    According to the Census in 2015, the United States had a total population of 321 million people. In that same year, 57 million prescriptions for gabapentin were written. Gabapentin—or its brand name Neurontin —is an anti-seizure medication which ...

    ... name Neurontin —is an anti-seizure medication which also helps decrease convulsions and nerve pain. It's frequently given to patients in detox facilities and drug treatment programs for different reasons. When prescribed ... continue reading
  • Study: Medical Marijuana Cuts Use of Prescription Drugs

    A recent study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine revealed that medical marijuana users take fewer other medicines—such as opiates. Researchers monitored the use of prescription medications among participants ...

    ... this study reported a deep dissatisfaction with prescription medications. Bruce said, “One of the most compelling ... kind of a Wild West.” How to Find Help for Drug Misuse If you or a loved one is struggling with substance ... continue reading
  • The 7 Most Addictive Prescription Medications

    Prescription drugs are commonly given to people suffering from with injuries or illnesses. They're legal when you've been prescribed the medication by a legitimate medical provider. However, these drugs still can be addictive when taken as ...

    ... with injuries or illnesses. They're legal when you've been prescribed the medication by a legitimate medical provider. However, these drugs still can be addictive when taken as prescribed. Some people enjoy the feelings ... continue reading
  • Good News: Dr. Reddy's Will Produce a Cheaper Generic Form of Suboxone

    Suboxone—a medication used to treat opioid use disorder—is sadly inaccessible to a lot of people due to one simple factor: cost. But this is about to change. Last month, a supplier of generic drugs—Dr. Reddy's Laboratories—was allowed by a ...

    ... sum blocks access to medication-assisted treatment for people in desperate need of help. Despite this, Suboxone manufacturers Indivior have until this recent court decision had a monopoly on the drug. The FDA Takes a ... continue reading
  • Study: Drug Forums Aren’t Very Helpful if You Want to Get Clean

    Libraries. Encyclopedias. Professors. Doctors. Pre-Internet, these were our top sources of information. If we wanted answers, this is where we looked. Fast-forward to modern times. With access to pretty much everything now at our fingertips, we've ...

    ... visitors are seeking advice on how to optimize drug use (get the “best” high), avoid side effects of withdrawal, and ... They shift the relationship with potent drugs from necessary medication to using the mind and body ... continue reading
  • Three Lethal Drug Combinations That Can Kill You

    We all know that certain drugs can cause dangerous interactions when taken together, but some people either don't take the threat seriously or they're simply uninformed when it comes to specific chemicals and substances. Most Dangerous Drug ...

    ... the rules of science always apply. Don't risk your life with lethal drug combinations; it's never worth it. If you are afraid that you might ... 3-Day, 5-Day and 7-Day Detox Programs Sober Living Housing Aftercare Programs continue reading
  • Let’s Talk Truth: Exactly How Long Do Drugs Stay in Your System?

    If you throw back a beer on Friday night, it's out of your system by Monday morning. But, what about other drugs? Most drugs linger a bit longer than alcohol. In fact, some of them stick around for a long time. This slower processing can surprise ...

    ... back a beer on Friday night, it's out of your system by Monday morning. But, what about other drugs? Most drugs linger a bit longer than alcohol. In fact, some of them stick around for a long time. This slower processing ... continue reading
  • Introducing the Drug That Can Kill With a Single Dose

    Just when we'd thought we'd heard it all, an even more lethal drug concoction popped up on our radar. It's just the latest killer in the opioid epidemic ravaging our country. Dubbed “gray death” by authorities, this high-potency cocktail is ...

    ... 's laced with something else before using it. That's how gray death has inadvertently made its way into some drug users' lives. “You don't know what you're getting with these things,” said Richie Webber, who overdosed on ... continue reading
  • Is This New Drug the Holy Grail of All Pain Relievers?

    Millions of Americans suffer daily from chronic pain. Factor in all the people managing temporary pain after accidents or surgeries and you have a massive number of people on prescription painkillers. Abuse of morphine, an extremely powerful and ...

    ... results in thousands of overdose deaths each year. Like other opiates, morphine has its drawbacks. In fact, the drug has over 25 official side effects that impact our behavior, brain, body, psyche and sexuality. It can ... continue reading
  • 3 Devastatingly Dangerous Alcohol-Drug Combos

    According to statistics compiled by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), roughly 25% of substance-related emergency room admissions involve a combination of both drugs and alcohol. Poly-Drug Abuse Although heavily ...

    ... ” is hazardous, the combination of the two can be a recipe for disaster. In short, combining drugs and alcohol either masks effects, which increases the risk of consuming too much, or the combination causes a “double ... continue reading
  • What's Your Generation’s Drug of Choice? Let’s Find Out…

    Every generation has its trends. From hairstyles, to music, and yes, even drugs. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) has been studying the drug habits of Americans for decades. Their survey results reveal patterns of drug use among ...

    ... age 22. Marijuana: Pot takes second place for this generation as well. Gen Xers also saw their peak use of marijuana at age 18 ... Generation X use are psychotherapeutic drugs (medications used to treat mental disorders ... continue reading
  • Is the Trump Administration Revamping the War on Drugs?

    In 1971, President Nixon declared the “War on Drugs,” labeling drug abuse as “public enemy number one.” The creation of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) followed soon after; they were charged with enforcing federal regulations and ...

    ... of nationwide mass incarcerations and minimum sentences for low-level drug offenses as a means to deter people from getting involved with drugs. The War on Drugs continued well into the 1980's, when Nancy Reagan famously ... continue reading
  • Ambien: Sweet Dreams or Total Nightmare?

    Kate bolted out of bed at the sound of her doorbell. It was 3am; she couldn't imagine who would be at the door. She rushed to the foyer to find her best friend, Nicole, standing on her porch, dressed in her PJs. In a crazed, trance-like state, ...

    ... at the door. She rushed to the foyer to find her best friend, Nicole, standing on her porch, dressed in her PJs ... Better Sleep… Despite these dangerous side effects, Ambien has remained one of the top-prescribed medications ... continue reading
  • I’m Having Opiate Withdrawals – Am I Addicted?

    Shelly's knee surgery went great. The doctor said she'd be running again in no time. Before she'd be ready for her next 5K, she'd have to endure some fairly intense pain and a lot of physical therapy. While in the hospital, Shelly received regular ...

    ... s a good possibility you'll develop some degree of physical dependence. Once you stop taking the medication, the ... of the physical withdrawal symptoms you might expect? Well, the most common include nausea, vomiting, ... continue reading
  • New Study: Amphetamine Abuse and This Old Heart

    It's called speed for a reason. Amphetamines, like Ritalin or Adderall, accelerate your heart rate. They send your nervous system into overdrive. Guess what else it speeds up? The aging process. That's right. Pumping your system full of amphetamine ...

    ... older hearts simply aren't as strong. As the heart ages, it isn't able to pump blood as well as it used to. Since amphetamine affects the entire cardiovascular system, arteries also lose optimal performance. They become ... continue reading
  • Don’t Open Wide: Pulling Dentists Off the Doctor Shopping List

    Imagine you're getting your wisdom teeth removed and at the end of the procedure, your dentist hands you a prescription for a pain reliever - maybe Vicodin or Percocet . For many people, this wouldn't pose a problem. For thousands of others, ...

    ... and new guidelines argue for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), such as Motrin, Advil and Aleve, ... dentists need to consider treatment options that utilize best practices to prevent opioid abuse. Image Source: ... continue reading
  • Can You Stay Calm… and Trash the Benzos?

    After suffering an embarrassing panic attack at the mall, Kara visited a psychiatrist. He prescribed medication to help Kara with her symptoms—within a couple of months, this “solution” turned into an addiction. Now Kara has anxiety issues as ...

    ... nearly 36.5 million Americans were taking anti-anxiety drugs and about one-fifth of Americans who struggle with ... , isn't a life freed from anxiety (and medication) well worth the effort? How to Find Help for Benzodiazepine ... continue reading
  • Pop Quiz: Let’s Test Your Benzo Knowledge

    In 2013, 13.5 million adults filled a benzodiazepine prescription in the US. These drugs are used to treat anxiety, depression, insomnia and seizures. They are also highly addictive and frequently abused. How much do you know about this class of ...

    ... people overdose on benzos in the US each year? What drugs are deadly to mix with benzos? What are the most ... legally drive while using benzos? How long does it take to detox from benzos? How do benzos work in the body? Who ... continue reading
  • Pay Attention: 7 Red Flags of a Xanax Overdose

    Shannon was feeling even more anxious than usual, so she picked up her Xanax bottle and popped an extra pill. The doctor said to take it only as prescribed, but she figured an extra one wouldn't hurt. Feeling calmer, she decided to drive over to her ...

    ... saw them. This can be a fatal mistake. It's in these situations - when Xanax is mixed with other drugs or alcohol - that an overdose is most likely. What's Happening? Combining Xanax with other depressants (like alcohol ... continue reading
  • Opiates, Overdose and Permanent Brain Damage

    Permanent brain damage due to an opiate overdose is a very real, life-altering consequence of opiate abuse . The dramatic increase of opiate-related deaths is now demanding public attention, but the consequence of permanent brain damage remains ...

    ... An Overdose Causes Brain Damage Opiates and opioids (heroin, morphine, OxyContin, Fentanyl) are depressants, meaning the drugs slow down your breathing and heart rate. As such, the most significant risk of an overdose is ... continue reading
  • 5 Psychological Side Effects of Percocet

    Percocet is a combination of acetaminophen and oxycodone, landing this medication in a family of drugs known as opioids . They're commonly prescribed to treat moderate to severe pain and work by blocking the pain signals sent to your brain. Percocet ...

    ... acetaminophen and oxycodone, landing this medication in a family of drugs known as opioids . They' ... to sleep. Since getting a good night's rest is important to your overall well-being, this affects several other aspects ... continue reading
  • The Vicious Attack Against Suboxone Continues

    Buprenorphine, the generic name for Suboxone, is a medication used to treat opiate dependence - it helps minimize withdrawal symptoms. It's often an essential part of a person's recovery plan, mainly due to its accessibility. Users can attain it ...

    ... rather than having to hoof it to a medication-assisted treatment program multiple times per month, like methadone ... patient and the prescription don't meet all the “good faith” criteria, the Walgreens pharmacist cannot - by ... continue reading
  • Take My Breath Away: A Deadly Warning About Opiates

    You've just taken an opioid painkiller . The medication travels to your brain, making the pain sensations stop. The same opiates also make you feel much calmer, offering up a bonus anti-depressing effect. And that's the good news. The bad news is ...

    ... medication travels to your brain, making the pain sensations stop. The same opiates also make you feel much calmer, offering up a bonus anti-depressing effect. And that's the good news. The bad news is opiate drugs also ... continue reading
  • Opiate Alternatives: Doctor’s Got a Brand New Bag

    We have seen a staggering increase in both opiate painkiller and heroin abuse over the last decade. As people become dependent on opiates - physically and psychologically - a vicious cycle of misuse and abuse develops. We've got millions struggling ...

    ... of pain relief range from other non-opioid medications to non-medicinal therapies. Though you may not ... Working together, the two of you can decide on the best method of pain control and treatment. Additional Reading: Am ... continue reading
  • 5 Reasons Driving on Benzos Is Just a Bad Idea

    Quick reflexes and sharp thinking—these are two of the most important qualities of a safe driver. If someone is sharing the road with you or if you're a passenger in their car, you want them to possess these traits, right? Well, if they're taking ...

    ... their car, you want them to possess these traits, right? Well, if they're taking benzos, they lack both. Recent research ... body. Under the influence of these anti-anxiety drugs, drivers are simply unable to make the quick, ... continue reading
  • 7 Really Smart Ways to Save Money on Suboxone

    A couple of weeks ago, I saw a Facebook post from an acquaintance of mine lamenting about the exorbitant price of Suboxone. I'd known her to have a problem with opiates in the past, but it seemed like she was doing all the right things to get her ...

    ... medication was now jeopardizing her sobriety. Was she just supposed to go cold turkey and hope for the best? ... a financial strain in most people's lives. But the good news is that there are ways to lower the overall cost ... continue reading
  • Watch the Fahrenheit With Your Fentanyl

    Fentanyl is an opiate (narcotic) pain reliever typically prescribed to people for severe, ongoing pain or after surgery. This medication is 50 times stronger than heroin and, needless to say, it can be very addictive. Fentanyl can be delivered in ...

    ... and it's worn for a period of up to three days; the medication is absorbed by the skin at a slow, steady pace over those ... skin, which results in increased absorption of the drug. It's a process that can quickly be fatal ... continue reading
  • Benzo Epidemic: A Killer Hiding in the Shadow of Opioids

    In recent years, opioid abuse has received a lot of attention—and for good reason. In 2014, 19,000 people died from overdoses involving prescription opioids ; that's up 16% from 2013. But notice the wording; it's important: “Overdoses involving ...

    ... Well, that's a really good question. Benzo Stats Benzos (short for benzodiazepines, a class of sedatives including such popular drugs ... Xanax is the number one prescribed psychiatric medication in the country, with over 50 ... continue reading
  • Here’s What You Need to Know About the Probuphine Implant

    Probuphine is the very first breakthrough buprenorphine implant. What is buprenorphine, you ask? It's a common prescription for opioid addiction treatment and it prevents withdrawal symptoms. Buprenorphine is an ingredient found in Suboxone and ...

    ... injection every day. There's no risk of forgetting to take your medication. You also can't lose it and it can't be stolen. ... with your healthcare provider. How to Find Help for Drug or Alcohol Misuse If you or a loved one ... continue reading
  • Xanax Passes Marijuana as Second-Leading Cause of DUI

    When it comes to driving under the influence of substances that aren't alcohol, marijuana is the biggest concern for many Americans. Colorado has spent millions of dollars on a series of “ Drive High, Get a DUI ” commercials, while Washington ...

    ... determine with Xanax or other prescription medications. Prosecutors have to rely on ... -abused prescription drugs. If you or someone you know has developed an addiction to Xanax, a medically supervised detox is in order ... continue reading
  • Ryan Haight Act Stands in the Way of Buprenorphine Telehealth

    It's against state and federal law to use telehealth (remote medical services) to obtain buprenorphine for the first time. Buprenorphine is a medication used to treat opioid use disorder, often known by its brand names—Suboxone and Subutex. This ...

    ... buprenorphine for the first time. Buprenorphine is a medication used to treat opioid use disorder, often known ... it's important for patients to be connected with good quality counseling and, once they are stabilized, to ... continue reading
  • A Straight Story on the Real Dangers of Xanax

    “Yeah, I was feeling uptight before he was about to pick me up for our date, so I popped a Xanax,” said my friend. I cringed. It seemed like everyone I knew was using benzos to calm down, chill out, get through a first date, or ace a ...

    ... Coping Mechanism? Benzos like Xanax are “socially acceptable” drugs. You can go to work on Xanax. You could ... at work and never get caught. It's a legally prescribed medication, so it can't be bad… right ? What about when ... continue reading
  • Xanax Turned My Life Upside Down

    “It's the worst mistake I've ever made. I wish I had never gotten that prescription filled.” That's the regret Kelly says sums up her experience with Xanax . At the age of 20, Kelly says she didn't realize what she was getting into when her ...

    ... experience the anxiety she had been feeling before the medication, but was definitely not happy about where her life ... Kelly says she she almost instantly began craving the drug once she didn't have that bottle of “little ... continue reading
  • 6 Things About Benzo Withdrawal You Might Not Know

    What Are Benzos? Benzodiazepines (benzos) are an anxiolytic class of drugs that belong to a larger group of substances that can be categorized as central nervous system (CNS) depressants. 1 Benzodiazepines work by increasing inhibitory ...

    ... detox slowly and avoid severe withdrawal symptoms. 8 Tapering off of benzo generally involves a doctor prescribing increasingly smaller amounts of the drug ... withdrawal can be uncomfortable at best and painful at worst, ... continue reading
  • What Is Ativan? Is Ativan Addictive? Dangers of Ativan Abuse

    Ativan is one of the top 10 psychiatric drugs used in America. Many have taken it; many have abused it. What do you know about it? If you're like most people, your knowledge of Ativan is limited. Even those who use it are often unaware of its ...

    ... misuse this drug. It's essential to follow the prescribed instructions. Since it's a legal medication, many ... no pharmacological treatments are currently available. This detox process and the rehab treatment to follow ... continue reading
  • Methadone Maintenance Clinics: Everything You Need to Know

    If you're addicted to opiates, a methadone clinic can provide ongoing medication maintenance to help you quit them. Committing to a methadone maintenance program for at least 1 year will likely change your life for the better and help you commit to ...

    ... your life for the better and help you ... medications (e.g. Ambien). Remember, the staff members at methadone clinics are not there to judge you; they are there to help and they rely on your honesty to help you get the best ... continue reading
  • Chicken vs. Egg: Which Came First, Heroin or OxyContin Addiction?

    For centuries, people have debated one age old question: which came first, the chicken or the egg? While both sides of this argument have their valid points, the question itself has evolved, making its way into other areas of society, including the ...

    ... out there are a few different reasons—the main one being an overwhelming misconception about medication -assisted detox. After drugs like Suboxone and Subutex hit the market and exploded in popularity, more people began ... continue reading
  • Let's Talk Dirty: Opiates, Addiction and Constipation

    Although opioids are effective pain relievers, they can do a number on your health and overall body systems. One of the most negatively affected body systems is your gastric system. What's more, long-term use or addiction to opiates can paralyze ...

    ... Drug Administration finally approved a new drug for opioid-induced constipation last September. The medication is ... no need to become an herb expert. Just grab some detox tea from a health food store. Probiotics: You'll ... continue reading
  • Shocking Threats Swirl Around Tramadol Abuse

    Though Tramadol hasn't yet achieved the publicity other opioids have in the states, it sure is making waves abroad. Earlier this month, it was revealed that tramadol, an addictive synthetic painkiller believed to be as powerful as morphine , is ...

    ... Tramadol and Violence Tramadol is a prescription opiate medication, but it's regularly sold as an ... post-surgical pain, leaving many to consider it an essential drug. In the U.S., where citizens are already battling ... continue reading
  • Methadone and Suboxone: What’s the Difference Anyway?

    An estimated 1.9 million people in the U.S. are addicted to prescription opioid drugs. Although there is no magical drug to treat opiate addiction, as part of a medication-assisted treatment (MAT) approach, there are a handful of treatment ...

    ... to pain in the body. It is used during detox because it reduces or eliminates the unpleasant symptoms of ... clinic . Buprenorphine is a breakthrough drug because it is the first medication that can be prescribed and ... continue reading
  • Are Benzos Overprescribed?

    We are an anxious nation. A whopping 40 million American adults are affected by anxiety disorders; that's 18% of the adult population! With such astronomical numbers, it shouldn't be surprising to learn anxiety disorders are the most commonly ...

    ... yourself. It is recommended you seek medical help at a detox center to begin the recovery process. Can We Recover? Breaking ... struggle, rather than re-up, as well as remain free of the drug once you are off benzos. Avoid ... continue reading
  • A Living Nightmare: 5 Things Doctors Don’t Tell You About Benzos

    Written by Dean Dauphinais It's no secret that prescription drugs can work miracles when obtained legally and taken as directed. But do you know that some prescription meds can also make your life a living hell. Such is the case with ...

    ... the pills, because I assumed he knew what he was doing. Boy, was I wrong. 4. They are some of the hardest drugs to quit. More online research revealed that just about everybody lists benzos as one of the ten toughest ... continue reading
  • Making Sense Out of the Confusing World of Ritalin

    Sharon is at another meeting with her son's teacher. Aiden's teacher says he's unfocused and disruptive in class. Sharon knows her son behaves the same way at home. Last night's battle over homework fresh in her mind - and she doesn't know what to ...

    ... and unsure. Should she really put her child on drugs? How do they work? What are the benefits? ... on its list of most-stolen medications. What Should I Do? As with most ADHD medications , the results vary. Some parents ... continue reading
  • How Does Ibogaine Treat Opiate Addiction?

    Holly started using heroin when she was 18 - at 26, she was at the end of the line. Her whole life revolved around getting high. In the past, she had tried 12-step programs, counseling, in-patient rehab, and even drug-assisted therapy…it seemed ...

    ... options left, she decided to turn to Ibogaine in hopes for a cure. Since it's classified as a Schedule I drug in the U.S., making it illegal, Holly traveled to a facility in Mexico to try Ibogaine treatment. What is ... continue reading
  • 5 Alarming Facts About Benzo Addiction

    People tend to use benzodiazepines because they work, plain and simple. A group of prescription sedatives, benzodiazepines are classified as Schedule IV in the Controlled Substances Act and are most commonly prescribed to treat anxiety, namely under ...

    ... tremor. And for those on high doses of the medication, withdrawal has led to seizures and psychosis. What ... study concluded that “unwarranted long-term use of these drugs should be considered as a public health concern.” 8 ... continue reading
  • Pregnant & Court-Ordered to Take Vivitrol: Is My Baby Safe?

    It's a question many women might be asking themselves, as more and more females of childbearing age are ordered by drug courts to take Vivitrol - the injectable form of naltrexone. An opioid-antagonist, Vivitrol blocks the brain receptors that bind ...

    ... .” What is known is that Vivitrol crosses the blood-placenta barrier, so women taking the medication will pass the drug along to the baby. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently ... continue reading
  • 7 Things to Know About Quitting Opioids

    Opioids are used by millions of Americans. It seems that every day a news article is being shared on television or the Internet about opioid misuse, addiction, and, unfortunately, overdose. With new information emerging each year from research and ...

    ... Suboxone, Subutex) are long-acting medications that are taken daily. These drugs can be used to assist in ... with someone who has gone through the process themselves. The best way to learn about quitting is to reach out to ... continue reading
  • A Look at the Physical Anatomy of an Overdose

    A drug overdose occurs when the body has been overloaded with either prescription medication or an illicit substance. Under normal circumstances, our body's metabolism would be able to detoxify the substance in order to avoid its potentially harmful ...

    A drug overdose occurs when the body has been overloaded with either prescription medication or an illicit substance. Under normal circumstances, our body's metabolism would be able to detoxify the substance in order to ... continue reading
  • Workplace Adderall Abuse: 9 Signs It’s Time to Get Help

    Colleges and universities across the country are struggling to tackle the huge rise in students using ADHD drugs like Adderall as study aid , but the problem doesn't magically disappear after graduation. Businesses across the country are finding ...

    ... prescription, it can quickly lead to addiction. Battling a drug addiction in the workplace is the last thing you need ... stimulant medications can be truly debilitating. Be safe and confident in your recovery; find a detox ... continue reading
  • Which Side of the Naloxone Debate Are You On?

    With the opioid epidemic claiming nearly 78 lives each and every day, President-elect Trump has his work cut out for him in the drug arena. One of his stated policies involves increasing access to naloxone, a medication used to reverse overdose from ...

    ... in the drug arena. One of his stated policies involves increasing access to naloxone, a medication used to ... gives people a chance to get into treatment, as well as an opportunity to make changes. They also believe ... continue reading
  • Trading Dependencies: There’s Nothing “Mild” About a Kratom Addiction

    Mitragyna Speciosa, also known as Kratom, is a large tree in the Rubiaceae family native to Southeast Asia. It is said that Kratom affects the human brain similarly to an opiate , although there is no conclusive clinical data proving how the ...

    ... , can help wean people off these “harder” drugs. What's the drawback? Kratom is physically addictive, too. The same properties that make it a potential detox aid also make it a potential addiction. In small doses, Kratom ... continue reading
  • Vivitrol's New and Controversial Role in Prisons

    When I was in prison, the majority of inmates struggled with substance abuse. And because the prison system did very little (if anything at all) to rehabilitate us, it wasn't unusual for those who were released to almost immediately overdose or ...

    ... naysayers. Vivitrol is by far the most expensive medication treatment for opioid dependency. A single dose costs ... , according to those who have used it, the drug does give people a fighting chance - providing them with ... continue reading
  • 25 Harmful Effects of Morphine

    Morphine is an effective pain reliever. It's administered frequently by healthcare professionals. It's prescribed to manage moderate to severe pain after an accident, post-surgery, or for a chronic condition. It's accepted for common use throughout ...

    ... difficult or stop it completely. Gastrointestinal Impairment —This drug can reduce our digestive system's ability to ... Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation 3-Day, 5-Day and 7-Day Detox ... continue reading
  • Spotlight on ADHD Meds and Their Frightening Meth Connection

    The opioid crisis has been making headlines for years, but there's another drug epidemic that has been flying under the radar: abuse of ADHD drugs. ADHD drugs, such as Adderall and Ritalin , increase levels of the brain chemical dopamine and provide ...

    ... risen 29.2% from 2010 to 2015 and sales of ADHD drugs have risen almost 41.8% during the same time. Making ... of all is that, when people are hooked on ADHD medications and the supply runs out, they're rapidly turning to ... continue reading
  • Countering the Myths About Methadone: Is it Right for You?

    Methadone maintenance has been around for years as an effective treatment for opioid dependency. However, its use remains controversial, and there's seemingly no end to the myths and false information aimed at discouraging anyone from using it as a ...

    ... Worse for You Than Heroin Methadone is a non-toxic medication, and studies have shown that people have used it ... who decide to get clean “cold turkey,” as well as people who leave treatment programs early or incarcerated ... continue reading
  • Taking Action: How to Intervene During an Overdose

    Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of accident death in the United States. According to the Centers of Disease Control (CDC), 43,982 drug overdose deaths occurred in 2013 across the nation. That's two times the amount of overdose deaths a ...

    ... vary depending on the type of drug abused and the person's tolerance, it's best to choose caution over discernment. ... Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation 3-Day, 5-Day and 7-Day Detox ... continue reading
  • Heroin Facts—Because Knowing Is Half the Battle

    “Smack” - “Junk” - “H” Heroin is a drug that goes by many names but, no matter what you call it, it's still the same potent, potentially deadly drug. While its name really isn't that important, knowing some basic facts about heroin can ...

    ... , it's still the same potent, potentially deadly drug. While its name really isn't that important, knowing ... stronger than morphine , it is classified as a Schedule I Drug and it has no medical use. #2 Identifying the Forms ... continue reading
  • Newsflash: Tramadol Really is an Opiate

    For years, tramadol was thought of as a safe alternative to opiates . It was viewed as less habit-forming and easier to tolerate than its “stronger” counterparts like oxycodone. Doctors handed out free samples of Ultram (tramadol's brand name), ...

    ... is slowly sinking in, but many are still unaware of the dangers involved with the use and abuse of this drug. Public awareness of this opiate must increase if we are to decrease the numbers at risk. Image Source: iStock continue reading
  • Opana: The New Opiate of Choice Among Addicts?

    In 1995, the Food and Drug Administration approved the opioid OxyContin for treating chronic pain. The drug netted a quick $45 million in sales its first year on the market. Ten years later, sales of OxyContin ballooned to $3.1 billion and the ...

    ... those drugs is Opana. Opana vs. Oxycontin: What You Need to Know Interacting with the brain's opiate receptors, much like morphine or heroin , Opana, otherwise known as oxymorphone, is a prescription pain medication that ... continue reading
  • Am I Addicted to Painkillers? How Can I Quit Safely?

    If you've been taking painkillers for an extended time, particularly after the pain that originally prompted their use has subsided, you might well wonder whether you're addicted to painkillers. Though many people take painkillers following a ...

    ... medical provider. The increase in medication means you're developing a tolerance. This can make it harder to stop the drug use in the future. Another drug might help you treat your pain better. If you have increased your ... continue reading
  • Let's Talk About the Elephant Tranquilizer in the Room

    It's 10,000 times more potent than morphine. It's 100 times more powerful than fentanyl . What is it? Carfentanil. Designed as a tranquilizer for elephants, this deadly substance has made its way into our nation's illegal drug market. It's often ...

    ... Carfentanil's extreme potency doesn't mean it gives a “better” high; it means it will kill you. It's ... not meant for human use.” What we do know is that drug dealers are adding this potent substance to heroin . The hope ... continue reading
  • Here’s a Simple Way to Decrease Opiate Cravings

    We all know that getting enough sleep is important to your mood and overall health, but it also plays a crucial role in addiction recovery, too. According to a recent Penn State study , squeezing in enough shut-eye can actually lower drug cravings ...

    ... a patient's positive mood and lower-than-usual drug cravings. The Importance of Getting Some ZZZ's ... sleep deprived and cranky, you're not feeling good or very good about yourself. Negative thoughts breed even more negative ... continue reading
  • The Other Side of Suboxone

    It's become a commonly prescribed medical treatment for opioid addiction . In some cases, doctors prescribe Suboxone with the intention of stabilize those struggling with continued, compulsive abuse of illicit or prescription opioids to then, one ...

    ... will not achieve a high from the drug. That's the good news. Suboxone Side Effects The buprenorphine in ... lead to withdrawal. If a person has been taking this medication for a long period of time and they no longer receive ... continue reading
  • 5 Naloxone Myths Debunked

    Naloxone History Lesson Naloxone is not a new medication. In fact, emergency responders have used naloxone since the 1960s. Today, worried parents keep naloxone on hand, law enforcement officers carry the medication in case of life-threatening ...

    ... , most health insurance providers will pay for this medication. Even without prescription coverage, naloxone is a relatively inexpensive drug and, even better, there are plenty of community outreach programs currently ... continue reading
  • Fentanyl: The Newest Lethal Injection Ingredient

    Fifty times stronger than heroin , the synthetic opioid fentanyl is flooding the drug market - and heightening the danger of overdose. In search of cheaper mixes and stronger highs, dealers now lace heroin and cocaine with this potent drug. We've ...

    ... beyond dangerous. Last year, fentanyl and other synthetic opioids took over the number one spot for leading cause of drug overdose deaths in the US. The CDC reported more than 20,000 people in the US died from synthetic ... continue reading
  • Yay or Nay: Is the Opioid Epidemic a Conspiracy?

    'Epidemic': Affecting a disproportionately large number of individuals within a population. Opioid Epidemic Statistics Each day, 2.1 million people in the U.S. abuse opioids. The CDC reports that 165,000 Americans died from prescription ...

    ... “There are millions who are living a better life who are on the medications long-term.” Of course, there are ... of treating chronic pain . Another major push from drug makers is the promotion of new formulas that make ... continue reading
  • Is Your Friend High? Here’s How to Tell…

    Your friend seems a little “off.” Is he simply having a bad day? Did he not sleep well? Is he sick? Or is he high? To the untrained observer, it can be hard to tell. But it's important to discern. Depending on the circumstances, it could affect ...

    ... off.” Is he simply having a bad day? Did he not sleep well? Is he sick? Or is he high? To the untrained observer, ... Learning the indicators of drug use will help you make the best possible decisions in these situations ... continue reading
  • 7 Signs You May Be Addicted to Tramadol

    Tramadol is an opiate analgesic prescribed for the treatment of moderate to moderately severe pain. The drug works by changing the way your brain and nervous system respond to pain. Because Tramadol is a milder form of opiate medication, people ...

    ... is a milder form of opiate medication, people falsely believe the drug is not addictive. Tramadol dependence can ... peace and well-being? If your answer to this question is “YES” and you aren't taking the drug as prescribed ... continue reading
  • Big Pharma: Are They Advertising Addiction?

    Pharmacological companies do not have a good rap. They've been known to bury bad news, which has had an effect on people's health, and therefore their lives. Whether it's not testing drugs properly, as with the case of thalidomide (caused defects in ...

    ... by the drug company. Effectively, the US market is heavily regulated, and pushing addictive medications onto a ... pain-relief drug that is nonaddictive. Drug Company Profits & Nonaddictive Drug Alternatives Well, the simple ... continue reading
  • 4 Physical Signs You're Addicted to Ritalin

    Ritalin is a stimulant drug used to treat attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and narcolepsy. It's classified by the Drug Enforcement Administration as a Schedule II narcotic—meaning it's in the same ...

    ... many as 10,000 toddlers are now taking stimulant ADHD medications. The question is, with thousands of Americans taking ... he would go crazy if he didn't get a good night's sleep soon. Nick should have listened to his ... continue reading
  • Don’t Be Fooled: Tramadol Abuse Poses Very Real Dangers

    Ultram. Conzip. Rybix ODT. These name brands of tramadol have recently flooded the marketplace with their painkilling properties. Since its approval in 1995, tramadol has become a household name. In 2013 alone, over 43 million tramadol prescriptions ...

    ... our intricate chemical balances and negatively affect our physical, emotional and psychological well-being. No, It's Not a Safe Drug When abused, this potent, chemical-altering substance poses many risks. Topping this ... continue reading
  • Prescription Opiates: As Addictive as Heroin?

    According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, more than 21.5 million Americans aged 12 and older met the criteria for substance use disorder in 2014. Of these, 1.9 million were addicted to prescription opiate pain medications and 586,000 ...

    ... drugs act on your brain's feel-good chemicals, they can also produce feelings of euphoria and well-being ... 1 The number of prescriptions written for opioid pain medications has increased from 76 million in 1991 to almost ... continue reading
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