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  • Am I Addicted to Oxycodone? How Can I Quit Safely?

    Opiates are one of the best inventions of mankind for so many reasons. They formed the basis of modern medicine and inspired a huge range for pharmaceuticals. Plenty of drug companies started off by manufacturing painkillers that were based on ...

    ... really. If you find that you need more pills to get through the pain at a fairly regular rate, you've likely ... lollipops, and rainbows are nice. If you do suffer from these symptoms, though, you've developed a tolerance and ... continue reading
  • Detoxing from OxyContin: What to Expect

    What makes OxyContin so addictive? Why does the body develop dependence on OxyContin? And if you're addicted to Oxy, how do you break the vicious cycle? Here, we will explore what the drug is, what detoxification looks like and how to identify and ...

    ... release” version of Oxycodone , OxyContin is able to provide pain relief for up to 12 hours consecutively. This further ... severe, making effective detoxification difficult. Detoxing from OxyContin There is no official, ... continue reading
  • Snorting Ambien

    The sleep-aid Ambien (generic name: zolpidem) is a prescription medication used in the treatment of insomnia in adults 1 . It works by slowing down brain activity to help users fall and stay asleep. Zolpidem is similar in structure and effects to ...

    ... begins with the drug being absorbed into the blood stream from the mucus membranes in the nose 12 . At this ... Decay of the soft palate. Loss of sense of smell. Pain in the ear and face. Trouble swallowing. Sinus congestion. ... continue reading
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  • Side Effects of Zolpidem Abuse

    Is Zolpidem Harmful? Zolpidem is a hypnotic, or sleep-promoting substance, found in some prescription insomnia medications, including the sleeping pill Ambien 1 . As a sedative-hypnotic substance, zolpidem can impart a sense of euphoria and ...

    ... . Street names include “A-minus,” “zombie pills,” and “no-go pills.” Those under the influence of Ambien are ... and more.. Detox from zolpidem is only the first step in recovery from addiction. After detox, users may ... continue reading
  • Why Painkillers Are So Hard to Detox From

    Pain is a curious product of the human body. Why do we suffer from it? How does it help us? And why do some enjoy it? First, pain helps us avoid the things that could hurt us. We don't put our hands on a hot stove because that hurts. This means we ...

    ... ll be in pain from cessation of the ... pill, are putting themselves at risk of gangrene and infections from needles. All of these factors mean that getting clean from painkillers is vital to your health, So, while the detox ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Clonazepam Addict

    Help for Clonazepam Addicts Clonazepam (brand name: Klonopin ) is a prescription tranquilizer used to treat seizures and panic disorder. It falls within the class of drugs known as benzodiazepines , which are known for their sedating effects. Taking ...

    ... program, but it will always begin with detoxification . Detox involves getting rid of all of the clonazepam in your ... . If you absolutely cannot take time away from home or work responsibilities, then an outpatient program ... continue reading
  • Should We Offer Suboxone in Jails and Prisons?

    Of the hundreds of thousands of people entering our country's jails and prisons each year, an estimated 15 percent are addicted to opiates, according to a 2009 study . Yet, a majority of these facilities don't provide a single medication or a moment ...

    ... suffering from withdrawal symptoms, while some used whatever drugs they could find to relieve their pain and ... they'd pick up right where they left off with pills or heroin - proving forced abstinence to be an ineffective ... 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 ...

    ... to discontinue the abuse of opioids without experiencing a painful detox. So what is the big problem? Do we have to ... a huge misconception. You can take prescription pain pills while on Suboxone, but the dosage must ... continue reading
  • What Are the Effects of Ambien?

    Ambien is the brand name for zolpidem tartrate, a sedative-hypnotic. When you take Ambien correctly, it can make you feel relaxed, comfortable and sleepy. The United States Drug Enforcement Agency classifies the prescription drug Ambien as a ...

    ... changes. Tremors. Redness of the eyes. Joint pain. Muscle pain. When to Consult a Doctor The following signs ... can provide medically supervised detox to monitor a precarious period of withdrawal from the medication for ... continue reading
  • Barbiturates’ Side Effects

    Are Barbiturates Harmful? Barbiturates are members of a broad class of drugs called sedatives that have historically been prescribed for the treatment of anxiety, insomnia, and seizures; however, prolonged use at increasing doses may have severe ...

    ... sensitivity to sound. An increased sensitivity to pain. Increased perspiration. Irritability. Hallucinations or ... important for someone suffering from barbiturate addiction to understand that detox is only the first ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Benzodiazepine Use

    Are Benzodiazepines Harmful? Benzodiazepines, or “benzos,” are drugs prescribed to help control anxiety and seizure disorders. They are central nervous depressants, which means that they slow brain activity. Some commonly prescribed benzos ...

    ... breathing rate, and blood pressure. Muscle pain. Headache. Difficulty concentrating. Nausea or ... that medical complications will be quickly addressed. Detoxing from benzodiazepines usually involves a tapering of the dose ... continue reading
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  • Welcome to a New Tramadol Nightmare

    People seeking safe opiate detox in Alaska were recently left out in the cold - in more ways than one. Only two state facilities currently offer detox services to Alaskans - and both of them were recently shut down, thanks to one of the DEAs newer ...

    ... were recently left out in the cold - in more ways than one. Only two state facilities currently offer detox services to Alaskans - and both of them were recently shut down, thanks to one of the DEAs newer classification ... continue reading
  • Diazepam Abuse

    Diazepam is the generic name for Valium . It is one of many benzodiazepine substances that all affect the central nervous system (CNS) by amplifying the depressant effects of GABA, an inhibitory neurotransmitter, to subsequently decrease brain ...

    ... valid diazepam prescriptions in a safe, locked place. Take care to track and monitor usage to notice missing pills. Ask your teen questions to assess their mental health to limit the risk of self-medication. Look for ... 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 ...

    ... . Hope For the Future With fewer side effects and great pain-relieving results, this new drug could have a huge impact on the millions suffering from chronic pain. Researchers hope to begin human trials in the next two ... continue reading
  • What Every Parent Needs to Know about Adderall Addiction

    Adderall is most commonly known for treating attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but its use as a study aid has effectively turned this medication into one of the most widely used - and abused - recreational drugs among teenagers and ...

    ... rapid withdrawal causes extreme discomfort and brings on a handful of potentially dangerous effects. The detox process involves a progressive decrease in Adderall dosage that takes place under the supervision of trained ... 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 ...

    ... that the patient can completely stop taking it without experiencing the effects of withdrawal. Once detox is completed, a customized behavioral therapy program is implemented. The personalized plan will address cravings ... 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 ...

    ... the safest way to beat an Ativan addiction since no pharmacological treatments are currently available. This detox process and the rehab treatment to follow typically require supervision at a treatment center. The length ... continue reading
  • Turns Out Tamper-Resistant Painkillers Aren’t Helping

    Prescription drug abuse has become an epidemic. Nearly 5 million Americans, or 1.9 percent of the population, use pain relievers - or opioids - for non-medical purposes, according to a 2012 survey by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. ...

    ... Americans, or 1.9 percent of the population, use pain relievers - or opioids - for non-medical purposes, according ... deterring those from prescription drug abuse? The Truth About Tamper-Resistant Pills A recent commentary ... 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 ...

    ... extends beyond the workplace and you're suddenly popping pills in order to attend social events. Saying Everyone ... from stimulant medications can be truly debilitating. Be safe and confident in your recovery; find a detox ... continue reading
  • The Dos and Don'ts of Ritalin Recovery

    His paper was due tomorrow and Darren had barely started (if you count typing his name and the title of the paper as “started”). What Darren had really started to do was panic. He knew he'd have to stay up all night to finish, but he was already ...

    ... debated drinking coffee or Mountain Dew, he remembered something a classmate said a week or so before. “I popped one pill, and I stayed awake for hours. I was so focused, I finished a week's worth of assignments in one ... continue reading
  • Ambien Abuse

    What Is Ambien? Ambien is a brand name for zolpidem tartrate , a sedative drug that is prescribed to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Other brand name formulations containing zolpidem include: Edluar - a sublingual ...

    ... are impaired, causing them to forget having taken the pill. If they do not remember the first dose and ... professional is highly recommended prior to attempting to detox from Ambien. Withdrawal shouldn't be attempted on ... continue reading
  • How to Help an Ativan Addict

    If you struggle with an addiction to a drug like Ativan , it is important to remember that you don't have to fight your battle alone . Finding a rehab facility that offers Ativan addiction help is not difficult. In fact, it's as easy as calling a ...

    ... when a person withdraws from the drug abruptly. Seeking treatment for Ativan detox can help you safely work ... withdrawal symptoms when they don't take the pill. Withdrawal symptoms can include: Panic attacks, anxiety ... continue reading
  • Prescription Drug Abuse Problem

    For some time now, the abuse of illicit substances such as marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin has been a persistent national problem. In more recent years, however, our country has seen an alarming rise of prescription drug abuse - now ...

    ... - Most prescribed pain medications have an opiate or opiate derived (from the opium poppy) ... ) Oxymorphone (Opana) Ultram ( Tramadol ) Prescription Sleeping Pills - At one point in time, the barbiturate depressants were ... continue reading
  • How to Help an Ambien Addict

    Ambien is a brand name for zolpidem , a medication prescribed for the management of insomnia . A few other formulations of same medication with differing delivery methods are marketed under the names: Edluar and Intermezzo - Sublingual zolpidem ...

    ... in combination with other substances will benefit from specialized treatment to end their addiction and ... user may need to undergo a period of detoxification from Ambien. Detox is the body's act of processing and removing ... continue reading
  • Finding Help for Benzodiazepine Addiction

    Many people become addicted to benzodiazepines or “benzos” as they are often called. Common types of benzos include: Xanax . Valium . Klonopin . These anti-anxiety and anti-convulsant sedatives are effective at managing the conditions for which ...

    ... How to Approach an Addict Approaching a loved one suffering from addiction (or in diagnostic terms, a “substance use ... include but are not limited to: Short-term detox programs. These programs can help clear the body ... continue reading
  • The Rise of Tramadol: Exploring the Dangers and Conversations Around This Opioid

    Tramadol, also known as Ultram, is a prescription opioid medication used for the treatment of postoperative pain, cancer-associated pain, and chronic pain conditions. While Tramadol is similar to other prescription opioid pain relievers such as ...

    ... the U.S. as well; officials seized over 3,000 pills from an Ohio home in 2016. Several members of a New Zealand ... tramadol-pills-seized-tobruk-port http://wkbn.com/2016/03/17/pain-pills-cash-seized-in-youngstown-drug-raid/ ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Clonazepam Use

    What is Clonazepam? Clonazepam, commonly known by its brand name Klonopin, is a prescription medication commonly used for its anti-anxiety and anti-convulsant benefits. How Worried Should We Be About Benzos? This medication is part of a larger group ...

    ... reappear with increased worry, agitation, and nervousness. Clonazepam Withdrawal Treatment Supervised Detox Sudden withdrawal from clonazepam can be potentially life threatening due to the unwanted withdrawal symptoms ... 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 ...

    ... time for sunbathing. Heating Pads: Those struggling with pain often use heating pads for relief, but combining a ... some cases, the rise in body temperature might not come from an outside source. When you're ill, your body ... 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 ...

    ... taking the drug altogether. I went home from my therapy appointment, flushed my remaining ... that. So he called in a new prescription, I took some pills, and my withdrawal symptoms stopped. But I was right back where ... continue reading
  • Finding New Life in a Methadone Program

    After falling off a ladder, Suzanne was rushed to the hospital and examined from stem to stern. Her pelvic bone was fractured and she'd sprained her wrist, but the pain in her left shoulder was unbearable. Suzanne dislocated her shoulder and ...

    ... examined from stem to stern. Her pelvic bone was fractured and she'd sprained her wrist, but the pain in ... started “doctor shopping” as a means to get more pills. You Just Never Know… Frightened and consumed by anxiety, ... continue reading
  • Clonazepam Abuse

    Introduction to Clonazepam Abuse What Is Clonazepam? Clonazepam is a prescription drug that belongs to a group of medications called benzodiazepines . Clonazepam is known also by the brand name Klonopin . It is the third most prescribed ...

    ... were outlined earlier. After you complete the detox program, the psychological aspects of your ... clonazepam. Typically, clonazepam rehab programs can last anywhere from 28 to 90 days depending on the severity of the ... continue reading
  • Am I Addicted to Pain Killers? How Can I Quit Safely?

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

    ... to work properly. Over time, you can become addicted to opioid-based pain killers such as Vicodin , morphine , or OxyContin . Opioids, which come from the opium plant, are also the basis for certain illegal drugs, such ... continue reading
  • Am I Addicted to Prescription Drugs? How Can I Quit Safely?

    If you've been using prescription drugs in a way that was not intended by your doctor, then it is possible that you are dependent on them, and dependency often leads to addiction. While addiction can be frightening, the good news is there's plenty ...

    ... because those who are addicted will seek the drug even after detoxing from it. Furthermore, just because you need an increasing dose of medication to control your pain does not mean that you are addicted. You may need an ... continue reading
  • Barbiturate Abuse

    Barbiturates are sedative-hypnotic drugs that were once commonly used as sedatives or antianxiety medications. A physician must prescribe barbiturates; otherwise, their use is considered illicit. Among their limited uses, barbiturates are used to ...

    ... less inhibited. Barbiturates can be swallowed in pill form, crushed and snorted, or injected intravenously ... the more severe and/or life-threatening side effects from occurring. You can speak to a substance abuse therapist ... continue reading
  • Injured on the Job, Now I’m Addicted to Painkillers… What Do I Do?

    Addiction to prescription drugs is one of the most common substance abuse problems in the United States. Many people associate drug abuse with poverty and the purchase of illicit substances on a street corner. However, prescription drug abuse is ...

    ... different drug to help you manage your symptoms. If you go from doctor to doctor to get the drug and conceal how much of ... the first place. If you have a chronic pain condition that led you to take a potentially addictive ... continue reading
  • CDC Wants Medicaid to Restrict Access to Methadone for Pain

    Methadone is in the hot seat again. Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urged Medicaid to restrict access to the drug, citing that methadone - when prescribed for pain, not for opiate addiction - accounted for ...

    ... population might further reduce injuries and deaths from methadone,” according to a recent publication ... s view of methadone , whether it's used for treating chronic pain or addiction. Only time will tell how - or if - ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Klonopin Addict

    Klonopin (clonazepam) is a sedative hypnotic drug of the benzodiazepine class. While it is effective for the short-term treatment of anxiety, insomnia, and seizures, it has a strong potential for addiction, and is widely abused. If you find that you ...

    ... where medical staff are present and can monitor you 24/7. Treatment professionals can help you safely detox from klonopin and treat any serious symptoms that may arise, such as seizures. Outpatient treatment programs can ... continue reading
  • Asking Yourself: Am I Addicted 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. And that number has been climbing at an alarming rate ever since. The Benzo Specifics ...

    ... or mentally prepared you may be - do not try to detox by going “cold turkey” at home. The results could ... to 6 months or more. The acute phase lasts anywhere from seven to 90 days, while post-acute withdrawal syndrome can ... continue reading
  • Mars vs. Venus: How Does Gender Affect Prescription Drugs?

    When the book Men are from Mars; Women are from Venus hit book shelves back in 1992, it was a huge hit. By highlighting the differences in men and women, the book's theory is still solidly ingrained in our culture. Though gender equality has come a ...

    ... are seen with administration of prescription pain medications. For example, opioid ... but they do not perform equally among men and women. The pills themselves dissolve much slower in a woman's stomach because they have ... continue reading
  • Turns Out Abusing ADHD Meds Won’t Get You on the Dean’s List

    Lindsay felt overwhelmed. With three finals and a term-paper deadline looming in her near future, she didn't know how she would survive, much less get good grades. She decided she needed a boost. She asked around until she found someone willing to ...

    ... until she found someone willing to spot her a few Adderall pills, a mediation meant to treat ADHD . With this “help” ... college students who engage in NPS get the drugs from a friend, students must realize they are only ... continue reading
  • 5 Scary Side Effects of Ambien Sleeping Pills

    We've all been there—you can't sleep, and you're left tossing and turning in your bed. You know that getting a good night's sleep is one of the best ways to take care of yourself, but you can't seem to shut your eyes. It's debatable what's leading ...

    ... medication intended for short-term management of insomnia. 1 An estimated 50 to 70 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders and, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , about 4% of Americans ... continue reading
  • Treating Zolpidem Dependence

    It can be difficult to figure out whether someone you care about is struggling with an addiction, and if so, how you can best help them. If your loved one has a prescription for zolpidem, it can be even more difficult to identify whether there's a ...

    ... Listen for street names such as “forget-me pill” “no-go pills,” “zombie pills,” and “A-minus.” Zolpidem is a central ... especially important for people suffering from rebound insomnia after detox. Private rooms may be ... continue reading
  • Ativan Abuse

    Many people in the U.S. struggle with compulsive prescription medication use. Benzodiazepines—including Ativan—are some of the more frequently abused prescription drugs out there. While recovery from benzodiazepines can be tough, it is possible. ...

    ... abused prescription drugs out there. While recovery from benzodiazepines can be tough, it is possible. ... the onset of seizure activity, as well. After detox, the treatment provider can refer the person to inpatient ... 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 ...

    ... for a variety of reasons. One factor may stem from the fact that medication assistance is viewed by some as ... and the nervous system respond to pain in the body. It is used during detox because it reduces or eliminates the ... continue reading
  • Lorazepam Abuse

    Lorazepam (brand name: Ativan) is a benzodiazepine drug that is often prescribed to manage a range of anxiety disorders and related issues. This drug is not typically indicated for long-term use—many practitioners will limit prescriptions to ...

    ... of rehabilitation, especially detox, may sound uncomfortable, don't let that stop you from getting the help you ... you seem to have less of your lorazepam pills than you thought. Many rehabilitation centers operate separate ... 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 ...

    ... prescribed to treat moderate to severe pain and work by blocking the pain signals sent to your brain. Percocet ... in a downward spiral. Hallucinations: These vary greatly from person to person. You might see lights, colors ... continue reading
  • Can a Label Really Stop the Abuse of Some Prescription Meds?

    Concerns over the risks of combining benzodiazepine and opioid prescriptions has 41 state health officials petitioning the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to place a new black box warning on both drugs' labels to warn patients and doctors of the ...

    ... it's understanding them . A 2004 report from the Institute of Medicine estimated that 90 million Americans ... ability to follow the label instructions found on pill bottles. Taking all this information into consideration, ... continue reading
  • How to Treat Librium Addiction

    Librium, the trade name for the benzodiazepine chlordiazepoxide, is a tranquilizer that, when misused, may become addictive and cause increasing negative effects as a result of usage that only worsen with time. Going through benzodiazepine addiction ...

    ... abusing Librium? Listen for these street names: Blues. Chill pills. Downers. Tranks. Benzos. If someone you care about is ... already gone through a detox and inpatient facility, may benefit from treatment in an outpatient ... 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 ...

    ... opioid available for people with cancer and post-surgical pain, leaving many to consider it an essential drug. ... related to tramadol misuse has more than tripled in 2011 from 2005, to 21,649. Additional Reading: Yay or Nay ... 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 ...

    ... accessibility. Users can attain it through a prescription from a certified doctor, rather than having to hoof ... going to get in the way,” Payne told the National Pain Report . Instead, he points the finger at the doctors ... continue reading
  • 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 ...

    ... consumed her mind, she would reach for a pill. Immediately afterward, she would reach for her phone ... to use it. Additional Reading: Want to Feel Better from Anxiety & Depression Fast? Try These 8 Techniques! Image ... continue reading
  • Valium Addict: How to Help

    Help for Valium Addicts If you are addicted to Valium, a sedative-hypnotic drug, you don't have to fight your addiction alone. Treatment programs give people with addictions all the support they need to recover from their addiction. Regardless of ...

    ... medically assisted detox program in order to treat serious side effects from withdrawal. Post-detox treatment can ... . Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when you stop taking the pills. Call Our Hotline Today You don't have ... continue reading
  • How to Get Help for Barbiturate Addiction

    How to Approach an Addict Knowing how to approach a loved one who you believe is addicted to barbiturates can be a difficult and daunting task if you do not fully understand addiction. Fortunately, there are professionals who can help you to ...

    ... one would like to get treatment and start recovery from barbiturate addiction, there are several options available. Medically Supervised Detox . Barbiturate withdrawal can be extremely uncomfortable and the symptoms ... continue reading
  • Librium Abuse

    Librium, which is the brand name for chlordiazepoxide, is a prescription medication that belongs to a class of controlled substances called benzodiazepines . It is a central nervous system (CNS) depressant, meaning it slow down brain activity. ...

    ... be taught proper techniques to dispose of unused pills, such as mixing them with undesirable items like ... get the help he or she needs to prevent or recover from an addiction. Contact your family doctor or a mental health ... continue reading
  • Benzodiazepine Abuse

    Benzodiazepines (benzos) are commonly prescribed medications in the United States. In 2017, there were over 120 million benzodiazepine prescriptions dispensed throughout the country. 1 Benzos belong to a larger group of medications known as ...

    ... according to their duration of action, which can be anywhere from 6 to 24 hours in length. 1 A healthcare ... Outpatient : A person receives treatment, which may include detox, therapy, support groups, and more, but does not ... 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 ...

    ... and has significantly reduced the need for inpatient detox services , yet it's greatly underused due to ... effects of “full” opioids, including the high from using and any pain relief. Due to these reasons, Suboxone has ... continue reading
  • True or False: Ready to Put Your Fentanyl Knowledge to the Test?

    Fentanyl. This potent opiate has added a whole new level of danger to the opioid crisis, causing a staggering number of overdoses and deaths. Part of its overall threat is the lack of public knowledge and awareness. So, how much do you know about ...

    ... severe, ongoing pain (such as cancer patients). In need of continuous pain medication, ... must be disposed of carefully to protect children and pets. Dug from the garbage and mishandled, these patches can be lethal. True or ... continue reading
  • Why Are Prescription Stimulants So Addictive?

    Prescription stimulants are very prevalent pharmaceutical agents, frequently used for the management of narcolepsy and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Drugs that fall in this category include: Dextroamphetamine and amphetamine ...

    ... . Alternate methods include: Crushing and snorting the pills. Dissolving them in a drink. Dissolving in ... obligations without using the drug. They may also suffer from intense feelings of anxiety or dread at the thought ... continue reading
  • Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Symptoms and Getting Treatment

    What Is Benzodiazepines? Benzodiazepines, or “benzos,” are central nervous system depressants commonly prescribed to manage a variety of conditions, including anxiety, panic disorders, muscle spasm, seizures, alcohol withdrawal, and insomnia 1 . ...

    ... . Insomnia. Sweating. Headaches. Muscle pain and stiffness. Poor concentration. Sensory distortions ... medication is tapered down. Can Medications Help Me Detox from Benzos? Medications may be used in the treatment ... continue reading
  • Counterfeit Prescription Drug Operations Thrive in the US

    Prescription drugs continue to remain big business in the United States. Last year alone, the total retail sales for prescription drugs filled at American pharmacies topped $259 billion. But as legal sales continue to rise, it's perhaps not too ...

    ... your doctor and fill the prescription at a certified pharmacy. Shopping online or buying pills from someone off the street may seem like a fast and easy way to get your hands on the medications you need, but you're also ... 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, ...

    ... there she wouldn't be taking any more of those pills. The Ambien Hangover Nicole's story is not the only ... dirty skillet was on the counter and three eggs were missing from her fridge. She had no memory of it, but judging ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Lorazepam Addict

    Lorazepam addiction can be extremely dangerous. Fortunately, a multitude of programs exist for those suffering to find help. How to Approach a Lorazepam-Addicted Loved One Few things are more difficult than watching a friend or family member suffer ...

    ... seek help. Remain positive : Emphasize that people recover from addiction every single day. Be consistent : Assure your ... including seizures. Treatment does not stop at detox, however. When you enter a treatment program, ... continue reading
  • Does Methadone Treatment Suppress Testosterone in Opioid Addicts?

    A new study out of McMaster University in Canada has found that common treatments for opioid addiction reduce the level of testosterone in men, but not in women. The research project, published in the journal Scientific Reports , collected data from ...

    ... published in the journal Scientific Reports , collected data from 231 opioid addicts receiving methadone treatment in Ontario, ... last April at the American Academy of Pain Medicine meeting, which involved observing 81 men ... continue reading
  • Are Benzos Overprescribed?

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

    ... ” - be patient with yourself. It is recommended you seek medical help at a detox center to begin the recovery process. Can We Recover? Breaking free from a benzo dependence is not easy, but it's absolutely possible. As a ... continue reading
  • Warning: 3 Dangerous Suboxone Interactions to Avoid

    Suboxone is a popular, prescription-only drug that effectively suppresses opioid cravings and reduces the symptoms of opioid withdrawal. Although Suboxone has assisted thousands of individuals struggling with opioid addiction , the drug is not ...

    ... the brain's opioid receptors, which alleviates withdrawal symptoms , diminishes cravings, and prevents other opioids from reacting with the brain's receptors. While buprenorphine “tricks” the brain into believing a full ... 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. ...

    ... your treatment could go on forever. One missed dose and you're sick from withdrawal symptoms like vomiting, cramps, muscle pain and in some cases life-threatening side effects. Methadone clinics and manufacturers are ... 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 ...

    ... Trouble sleeping Dry mouth Upset stomach/Stomach pain Headaches Loss of appetite Nervousness In rare ... to get and fairly cheap. Teens often steal it from a sibling or buy it from peers. In fact, the DEA includes Ritalin on ... continue reading
  • First Responders Worry About Accidental Fentanyl Exposure

    Fentanyl. It's known to be 50 times more potent than heroin, and a speck the size of a few grains of salt can kill. By now, you've probably heard of this beast and the toll it's taken on so many lives around the country. A whopping 5554 people ...

    ... to take extreme precaution. The danger extends to first responders, as well - especially when handling evidence intercepted from the scene of a crime. The scary thing is, fentanyl can be absorbed through the skin or ... 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 ...

    ... not exceed 40 mg but will be slowly increased over the next few weeks with a final dosage goal of anywhere from 80 to 120 mg . Once you transition to outpatient treatment, you'll need to return to the clinic everyday in ... continue reading
  • Everything You Need to Know About Methadone Maintenance Treatment

    Sometimes it's better to substitute one drug for another. This is called harm reduction and it can make a serious difference in your health and well-being. Methadone is a drug that is frequently used in replacement therapy for heroin or other ...

    ... methadone is much safer than heroin, there are still some side effects that you might experience from taking it. These include: 2 Nausea. Vomiting. Constipation. Dry mouth. Reduced sleep. Menstrual irregularities in ... continue reading
  • Bath Salts Overdose

    Synthetic cathinones , commonly referred to as “bath salts”, belong to a group of drugs health officials call “new psychoactive substances”. These are psychoactive drugs that mimic the effects of existing illegal drugs and have only made ...

    ... complete, there is the option of receiving post-detox substance abuse treatment. Post-detox treatment will greatly increase the chance of continued abstinence from bath salt use. Detox is the first step in a continuum of ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Valium Use

    Is Valium Harmful? Valium, a popular sedative-hypnotic prescription drug , has numerous effects on the body, many of which can be dangerous when the drug is misused or abused. Valium (diazepam) is prescribed for sleeplessness, anxiety, muscle ...

    ... disappear as the brain rebounds and speeds up from its drugged state and produces other undesirable effects, ... that withdrawal from Valium can be exceedingly uncomfortable, so many users may abandon their detox efforts and ... continue reading
  • Side Effects of Klonopin Use

    Klonopin, known commonly by its generic name clonazepam, is a prescription drug commonly prescribed to manage panic, anxiety and seizure disorders. Klonopin belongs to the benzodiazepine class of drugs—a broad group of central nervous system ...

    ... symptoms at bay and ensure the client's safety. When detox is complete, ongoing treatment will be helpful to maintain a lifestyle free from Klonopin abuse. Options for continuing addiction treatment include inpatient ... continue reading
  • Am I Addicted to Klonopin? How Can I Quit Safely?

    Klonopin is a brand name for the drug clonazepam . It's a benzodiazepine that affects the way chemicals in the brain work. It helps reduce anxiety, can treat seizure disorders, and may be used to treat panic disorders. Those taking it sometimes ...

    ... how your body reacts. Some people also taper off from benzodiazepines by using a half-life benzodiazepine. This ... taper used for those on large doses or potent pills. However, it requires fresh taper batches to be made ... 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 ...

    ... It advised doctors not to prescribe tramadol to anyone suffering from depression or at risk for addiction. The next year, ... far from the truth. As an opiate, tramadol triggers changes in the brain to help relieve pain. ... continue reading
  • Detour: Teens in Rural Areas More Likely to Abuse Painkillers

    When you think about the drug trade in America's big cities, it seems like it might be easier for teenagers to abuse drugs like prescription painkillers. With the massive amount of drugs flowing in and out of large cities, there's certainly no ...

    ... of drug dealers set up shop, doling out pills on street corners, in abandoned houses and everywhere ... their child is drunk, and it's even different from marijuana use because there are behavioral differences that they ... continue reading
  • Side Effects of Librium Use

    Librium , which is a brand name formulation of chlordiazepoxide, belongs to a class of sedative medications known as benzodiazepines . Librium has been widely used as a treatment for anxiety and for managing the symptoms of alcohol and other ...

    ... combined with cognitive and behavioral therapies , medication-assisted detox can benefit those recovering from benzodiazepine dependence. It's important to note that detox is just the first step on the road to recovery ... continue reading
  • Benzodiazepine Overdose

    Benzodiazepines, or “benzos,” are prescription medications used to treat anxiety, panic attacks, muscle spasms, alcohol withdrawal, and seizures 1,2 . Benzos were once prescribed for the short-term management of insomnia, but they are rarely ...

    ... the sedative with another substance, such as alcohol . The signs and symptoms of a benzodiazepine overdose may differ from person to person and depend on a variety of factors. Some of the signs of an overdose include 5 ... continue reading
  • Barbiturate Overdose

    Barbiturates - sedative medications that include phenobarbital , pentobarbital, secobarbital, and butalbital - have historically been used as hypnotic (sleep inducing) agents and sedating anesthetics. Though less commonly prescribed today, they ...

    ... your system; in many cases, they are a safer alternative to quitting on your own. After detox, barbiturate users may benefit from ongoing substance abuse treatment in order to deal with the reasons for using and to learn ... continue reading
  • What We Learned From SAMHSA's 2015 Prescription Drug Study

    The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) provides national and state-level data on the prevalence, patterns and consequences of alcohol, tobacco and illegal drug use in the U.S. It's sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health ...

    ... a friend or relative, with about one third misusing a prescription from a doctor. Only about 1 in 20 misusers bought their last pain reliever from a drug dealer or stranger. Applying the Data So, what does this all mean ... continue reading
  • Valium Abuse

    What Is Valium? Valium is a benzodiazepine prescribed by medical doctors and psychiatrists to treat anxiety and panic attacks. Historically, Valium has been a popular pharmaceutical agent-widely used for its muscle relaxant, anti-convulsant, and ...

    ... . The Department of Health and Family Services says teenagers who have used sedatives for nonmedical reasons get them from friends or family members who have a valid prescription; most are given to them at no cost, which ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Ativan Use

    Is Ativan Harmful? Ativan (generic name: lorazepam) is classified as a benzodiazepine medication used primarily for short-term treatment of anxiety and seizure activity. It is sometimes used to manage intractable insomnia, and as a sedative for ...

    ... . Whether therapy occurs on an individual or group basis, it will focus on returning to life free from the influence of Ativan. Aftercare counselors will work with the recovering addict to establish a relapse prevention ... continue reading
  • 5 Naloxone Myths Debunked

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

    ... prescribe the overdose antidote to patients taking opiate pain medications . Thanks to the increased availability, ... . Each and every day, approximately 100 people die from a drug overdose. With numbers like that, it ... 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 ...

    ... many people do not wish to give up , and the progression from use to abuse to addiction can occur shockingly quickly. On average, ... Sweating. Nausea. Headache. Muscular pain. Stiffness. Difficulty concentrating. Perceptual ... continue reading
  • 5 Scary Facts You Didn’t Know About Prescription Opioid Painkillers

    An opioid epidemic has swept the nation. Every day in America, approximately 50 people die from overdosing on prescription painkillers. Over the course of a year, that number grows to 18,250—which is enough to fill every seat at Madison Square ...

    ... even more alarming is that the number of deaths from overdose continues to climb steadily year after year . In ... the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) cracked down on “pill mills” that had sprung up in the area, making ... continue reading
  • Alternatives to Anxiety Medications

    Anxiety disorders are some of the most commonly encountered mental health conditions. Approximately, 28.8% of adults will experience some type of anxiety in their lifetime (Kessler et al., 2005). Oftentimes, the first line of treatment for anxiety ...

    ... it can help you get your feelings out on paper so that you can process them and perhaps view them from a different perspective. Some people find that engaging in this process can help reduce feelings of anxiety. As you ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Lorazepam Use

    About Lorazepam Recovery from addiction is real. Take back your life today. Lorazepam is an anti-anxiety medication that promotes relaxation by tempering excitatory brain activity. Also marketed under the brand name Ativan , it is only available by ...

    ... a day, and users are advised not to deviate from the instructions issued by the prescribing physician. In addition ... receive government support. Finding the right detox center is easier when knowledgeable counselors are ... continue reading
  • Klonopin Abuse

    An Introduction to Klonopin Klonopin is a prescription sedative medication useful as an anti-anxiety and anti-convulsant drug. Doctors prescribe Klonopin to control or prevent seizures and reduce anxiety from panic attacks. Also known as clonazepam, ...

    ... Klonopin to control or prevent seizures and reduce anxiety from panic attacks. Also known as clonazepam, this drug is ... seizure activity. Stay calm without benzos Following detox, some people will continue their recovery ... 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 percent from 2013. But notice the wording; it's important: “Overdoses ...

    ... of attention - and for good reason. In 2014, 19,000 people died from overdoses involving prescription opioids ; that's up 16 percent from 2013. But notice the wording; it's important: “Overdoses involving prescription ... continue reading
  • Methadone Maintenance is Finding Success Behind Bars

    According to data from the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University, approximately 2.3 million Americans are currently in prison or jail, and 65 percent of this population meets the medical criteria for ...

    ... Inmates Up for Success Funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the study was conducted by researchers from Brown University. Researchers focused on 223 inmates who were incarcerated for six months or less at the ... continue reading
  • An Ultimate Guide to Understanding the Dangers of Spice

    “It's not bad for you, dude. It's all natural. It's just plant materials, so it can't hurt you,” a friend whispered in Dave's ear. Unfortunately for Dave, he believed his friend and they spent the next hour smoking Spice . The seizure Dave ...

    ... of this drug usually contains very different ingredients from the next. What that means is that users ... 're getting or what health risks are in store. Anything from dizziness to death are possibilities. What we can be sure ... 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 ...

    ... took more than 140 pounds of fentanyl and nearly 50 pounds of fentanyl-laced heroin out of circulation. Seized from an apartment in Queens, this stash had the potential to kill millions. The NYPD noted , “Given that a ... 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 . Yet, 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 ...

    ... #1 - Methadone Isn't Effective According to a recent article, methadone maintenance has success rates ranging from 60 to 90 percent, with long-term outcomes improving the longer someone remains in treatment. Abstinence ... continue reading
  • Zolpidem Abuse

    Zolpidem tartrate is a sedative-hypnotic agent found in many prescription sleep aid drugs used to treat insomnia 1 . The most widely known brand name formulation of zolpidem in the U.S. is Ambien. Its pharmacological effects often lead the user to ...

    ... sleeping pill addiction. Fortunately, there is help for those suffering from zolpidem ... comes to using substances. If you know someone who is suffering from zolpidem (Ambien) addiction, we're here to help. Call us ... continue reading
  • Side Effects of Diazepam Abuse

    Diazepam is a benzodiazepine commonly prescribed under the brand name Valium. This substance depresses the central nervous system (CNS) to manage 1,2 : Anxiety. Muscle spasms. Seizures. Alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Is Diazepam Harmful? Despite ...

    ... medical monitoring to ensure the safety of the detoxing individual. Symptoms may include 2 : Inability ... will allow for the safe removal of the remaining medication from the body. Medical providers on staff will be able to ... continue reading
  • Dark Web Oxy Dealer Could Get 20 Years in Prison

    Frenchman Guy Vallerius - aka the “OxyMonster”- is accused of selling the illicit drugs oxycodone , cocaine, and methamphetamine over the dark web. In May, Vallerius plead guilty to charges of conspiracy and money laundering; he's facing at ...

    ... , Homeland Security Investigations, and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, they managed to track him down when he traveled from his home in France to Austin, Texas…where he was set to compete in the world beard-growing ... 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 that's about to change. Last month, a supplier of generic drugs - Dr. Reddy's Laboratories - was allowed by a ...

    ... potentially save countless lives, because many people suffering from substance abuse don't have insurance, or if ... we remain relentless in our pursuit to transform addiction from a global human crisis to a recognized and ... 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 ...

    ... discounts on out-of-pocket brand-name product costs, such as Bunavil and Zubsolv. The copay cards can be printed from the manufacturer's websites, and once presented to the pharmacist, can be used to cover all or part of ... 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 ...

    ... produce the same high. Suboxone is unique from other treatment drugs such as methadone (and buprenorphine ... in solution for injection since they will not achieve a high from the drug. That's the good news. Wondering if you ... continue reading
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