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  • Medications for Addiction Treatment

    Addiction is a chronic and complex, but treatable disease. Like other chronic diseases, such as heart disease, it can be managed under the guidance of a trained clinician, with a variety of addiction treatment approaches available that are ...

    ... a trained clinician, with a variety of addiction treatment approaches available that are individually tailored to a person ... is also known by the brand names Subutex and Suboxone . It acts upon the opioid receptors in the ... continue reading
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  • 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 ...

    ... issue. And, in truth, both sides of the argument have valid points. For example, Suboxone supporters believe that long-term buprenorphine treatment is a much better alternative to turning to a life of crime, unemployment ... 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 ...

    ... U.S. market—by the 1960s—it was being used in clinics to treat heroin dependency. Suboxone is much newer to the treatment scene than methadone, having only been approved in 2002 by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA ... continue reading
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  • 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 ...

    ... without insurance. This unaffordable 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 ... 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 ...

    ... . Marketing and Academic Research Opportunities: Occasionally, research firms want to survey patients in Suboxone addiction treatment in return for compensation. Payment ranges from $25-$100 (depending on the length ... 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 ...

    ... can be life-threatening. If you are on a Suboxone regimen, it's vital to avoid the following substances ... available and recovery is possible. Professional drug treatment programs can give anyone battling addiction the tools ... 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 ...

    ... , it attaches to the same brain opioid receptors but doesn't produce the same high. Suboxone is unique from other treatment drugs such as methadone (and buprenorphine monotherapy) in that it is formulated in combination ... 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 ...

    ... other hand, offers a less traumatic way to get and stay sober. As such, success rates for Suboxone, as measured by retention in treatment and one-year sobriety, have been reported as high as 40 to 60 percent . As you can ... 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% are addicted to opiates, according to a 2009 study. However, a majority of these facilities don't provide a single medication or moment of ...

    ... of avoiding relapse when they're released and help them stick to a treatment plan. Plus, it would cut down on the amount of Suboxone being smuggled into prisons and jails. Buprenorphine is currently the most common ... continue reading
  • Concurrent Suboxone and Alcohol Abuse

    About Alcohol and Suboxone Alcohol Alcohol is the most commonly abused substance by both teenagers and adults in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). In fact, the CDC found that in any given month, 25% of high ...

    ... be fatal . Learn more about alcohol overdose . Treatment for Co-Occurring Alcohol and Suboxone Addiction There are several rehab programs and treatment options for patients suffering from concurrent addictions or poly ... 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 ...

    ... quit. You can find additional help with buprenorphine use and quitting here . How to Locate Treatment for Suboxone Misuse If you or a loved one is struggling with substance misuse, contact a caring admissions navigator ... continue reading
  • Drugs A-Z

    What Is Acamprosate? Acamprosate is thought to help recovering alcoholics stay sober by balancing inhibitory and excitatory neurotransmission. Acamprosate may be combined with behavioral therapy to decrease a person's chances of relapse and ...

    ... a long-acting implant (Probuphine). It is combined with naloxone in the combination opioid addiction treatment drug Suboxone. What Is Butalbital? Butalbital is a barbiturate in several analgesic combination drugs, along ... 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 ...

    ... and advocacy, Rebecca Farley David, has called for amendments to be made to increase access to Suboxone treatment . She first noticed problems with this law when some psychiatrists in Texas had difficulties prescribing ... continue reading
  • AmeRxica’s Most Medicated

    According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, over 54 million people have used prescription medication non-medically - effectively more than 20 percent of the population aged 12 and older. When our doctor puts pen to paper and hands us a ...

    ... with some of the highest concentrations of methadone and suboxone distribution - drugs used to help treat the ... million grams in the 370 ZIP code area alone. Chattanooga (almost 33 million grams) and Knoxville, Tennessee, ... continue reading
  • Addiction Self-Assessment Quizzes for Drugs and Alcohol

    Use the following self-assessment quizzes to better understand common signs, symptoms, and behavioral changes related to substance misuse and addiction. The questions used in the following self-assessments are based on the diagnostic criteria ...

    ... given by doctors, therapists, or other treatment professionals, the following quizzes may be helpful ... whether you may have a problematic usage of medication Suboxone, a drug containing the opioid buprenorphine. While this ... continue reading
  • Buprenorphine for Addiction Treatment

    Opioid addiction can be very difficult to overcome, especially due to severe withdrawal symptoms and cravings that can occur during the recovery process. Buprenorphine is a prescription medication that is used to treat opioid withdrawal symptoms, ...

    ... maintenance treatment medication for opioid addiction . 6, 7 Buprenorphine formulations can include: 3 Tablets that are taken daily, which can be buprenorphine alone or a combination of buprenorphine/naloxone ( Suboxone ... continue reading
  • Why Don’t We Have Addiction Vaccines?

    After three decades of research, people with addiction still have few medication options. While there are a handful of modestly effective FDA-approved drugs to treat alcohol, nicotine and opioid-use disorders, there are none at all for cocaine, ...

    ... director of the Charles O'Brien Center for Addiction Treatment at the University of Pennsylvania. 2 “You want it ... lowest rate of recovery. (This is why methadone and Suboxone are essential medicines.) The labs of Dr. Kim ... continue reading
  • Heroin Withdrawal Symptoms, Detox, and Addiction Treatment

    What Helps With Heroin Withdrawal? Heroin is an illicitly manufactured opioid drug and morphine derivative. Both the pain-relieving and the pleasurable properties of heroin are initiated through the drug's interaction with opioid receptors in the ...

    ... injected, naloxone is released, producing significantly unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Opioid agonist treatment drugs (methadone, buprenorphine, Suboxone) will be delivered on a tapered schedule, meaning that the dosage ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Painkillers Addict

    Help for Painkiller Addicts Painkillers are routinely prescribed in the United States for the management of pain , but not all of them are addictive. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are often prescribed for the treatment of mild to ...

    ... your withdrawal. For example, methadone and Suboxone are options for opiate withdrawal. Once detox is complete, addiction treatment will begin in earnest. Effective treatment is individualized to meet your needs. Sitting ... continue reading
  • San Francisco Mayor Proposes Drug Distribution to Homeless

    For San Francisco, the statistics related to opioid abuse are staggering: The Department of Public Health estimates there are 11,000 people addicted to heroin in San Francisco. It is estimated that thousands of these individuals are homeless. The ...

    ... Buprenorphine, more commonly known by its brands name Suboxone, blocks opioid receptors in the brain and ... three-fourths of heroin users typically relapse after starting treatment, that's a pretty good percentage. Image ... continue reading
  • Cocaine Addiction: Have Scientists Finally Found a Cure?

    The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that an estimated 1.5 million Americans use cocaine. In 2015, our nation saw more than 6,700 cocaine-related deaths. Research indicates that around 40% of drug-related emergency department visits involve ...

    ... in time are less than ideal. Medication-assisted treatment, or MAT , has helped countless people achieve recovery from opioid addiction. Medications like methadone, Suboxone, and Vivitrol—in conjunction with therapy —are ... 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 ...

    ... . Vivitrol is by far the most expensive medication treatment for opioid dependency. A single dose costs around $1,000, whereas methadone is roughly $350 per month and Suboxone is around $400. There's also the issue ... continue reading
  • Understanding Naloxone and Narcan

    Naloxone—also known by brand names such as Narcan and Kloxxado—can be a lifesaving medication when used promptly in cases of opioid overdose. 1 If you or someone you care about takes prescription opioid medication or uses illicit opioids such as ...

    ... —can help people recover from OUD. 4 Medications such as buprenorphine (Suboxone, Subutex), methadone, and naltrexone (Vivitrol) are FDA-approved for the treatment of OUD and can help you stay sober. 18 Find Opioid ... continue reading
  • Heroin Addiction Treatment Centers and Rehab Programs

    Heroin addiction can negatively impact certain aspects of your life and have dangerous health repercussions. Here, we will help you understand heroin addiction, how addiction is treated, and what you should know about heroin rehab centers, including ...

    ... that combines buprenorphine with naloxone is available as Suboxone ; naloxone is included in the formulation to deter intentional misuse of the treatment medication. Buprenorphine can be provided by specially waivered ... continue reading
  • Free, National, and 24-Hour Narcotics Hotline Numbers and Resources

    Call American Addiction Centers (AAC) free at What Are Narcotics? Narcotics, commonly referred to as opioid pain relievers, are only used for severe pain if other pain relievers do not help. 1 The drugs not only help relieve severe pain but also ...

    ... before this? Do you want to use medications as part of your treatment (e.g. methadone or Suboxone)? What Should I Prepare When Calling a Narcotics Hotline? If you're calling for yourself, the answers to any of the ... 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 ...

    ... British Columbia medical health office showed that the rate of death among those using Suboxone and methadone as part of opioid substitution treatment is about half of what it is for those using street heroin. Learn more ... continue reading
  • Effects of Roxicodone Addiction

    Roxicodone (“Roxy”) is one available brand version of oxycodone—a powerful semi-synthetic opioid painkiller. 1,2 The medicinal effect of opioids like oxycodone is brought on by a change in the way the brain and body respond to pain. Rather ...

    ... coma, and death. Some opioids like buprenorphine (Suboxone) are partial opioid agonists and have a ... get help. Call us now at for support in finding a treatment program today. Oxy's Short-Term Effects The primary short- ... continue reading
  • How to Help an Opana Addict

    How to Approach an Opana Addict Opana is the brand name for oxymorphone, a semi-synthetic opioid painkiller . Over the past decade, increased availability of painkillers has fueled an epidemic of opioid abuse around the world. In the US, an ...

    ... (e.g. physical and psychological effects). The cost of treatment. That treatment hasn't worked in the past. These kinds of concerns are ... Oxycodone Oxycontin Painkiller Percocet Suboxone Subutex Tramadol Tussionex Valium ... 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 ...

    ... , you ask? It's a common prescription for opioid addiction treatment and it prevents withdrawal symptoms. Buprenorphine is an ingredient found in Suboxone and Subutex. The Probuphine implant looks like 4 matchstick-sized ... 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 ...

    ... , and can result in a transfer of addictions. Suboxone , a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone, is another option for medically-assisted opioid detox treatment. If you or someone you know is struggling with ... continue reading
  • Painkiller Detox and Withdrawal

    Prescription painkillers are opioid medications that manage pain and, furthermore, exhibit activity throughout the brain's pleasure centers. Their interaction with opioid receptors in the brain results in a down-modification of the sensations of ...

    ... and reverse symptoms of overdose. It is included with buprenorphine in the combination treatment drug known as Suboxone. The judicious administration of medication should keep withdrawal symptoms at bay. Often, these ... continue reading
  • How to Help an Alprazolam Addict

    Help for Alprazolam Addicts Alprazolam—marketed under the brand name Xanax —is a benzodiazepine used to treat anxiety and panic disorders . Similar to the effects of alcohol, alprazolam works by depressing brain functions . Abuse of this drug ...

    ... is a big step. Let them know that it takes courage to seek treatment, and although the journey may be difficult, you are there to support them ... Oxycodone Oxycontin Painkiller Percocet Suboxone Subutex Tramadol Tussionex ... continue reading
  • Harm Reduction

    The concept of 'harm reduction' refers to a set of policies, programs, and practices that aim to reduce the health, social, and economic consequences of drug and alcohol abuse. 1,2 Strategies might include providing a safe environment for heroin use ...

    ... experiencing the negative effects of the previously abused opioid drug. Other treatment drugs (e.g. naltrexone and naloxone —the latter a component of Suboxone ) are opioid antagonists, and will block the effects of ... continue reading
  • Mixing Alcohol With Drugs

    Mixing alcohol with prescription drugs or illicit drugs (known as polysubstance use), can have dangerous health effects that many people may not realize. Since alcohol is such a commonly used substance, it's even more important to understand how it ...

    ... Painkiller Percocet Phenobarbital Ritalin Soma Suboxone Subutex Tramadol Ultram Vicodin Xanax ... or online as a way to build on what is learned in treatment and continue to support the recovery process. 12,16 The most well ... continue reading
  • Snorting Vicodin: Side Effects, Dangers, and Addiction Treatment

    Vicodin is the brand name for a prescription medication that is frequently used for the treatment of moderate to moderately severe pain. Vicodin is comprised of two active pain relievers: 1 Hydrocodone —an opioid pain reliever. Hydrocodone it is a ...

    ... 3-day, 5-day and 7-day detox programs . Treatment for Vicodin addiction may include medications to reduce cravings and ... monotherapy, or in combination with naloxone as Suboxone ), which activate opioid receptors, but to a ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Vicodin Addict

    Help for Vicodin Addiction Vicodin is one of the many brand names for the combination of acetaminophen and hydrocodone . Hydrocodone is an opioid used to treat moderate and severe pain , as well as being a treatment for coughs. The acetaminophen is ...

    ... triggers while maintaining your sobriety. You may prefer to receive addiction treatment in an inpatient rehab facility , where you can focus 24 ... Oxycodone Oxycontin Painkiller Percocet Suboxone Subutex Tramadol Tussionex ... 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 ...

    ... , Holly traveled to a facility in Mexico to try Ibogaine treatment. What is Ibogaine? When she arrived at the facility, Holly ... other addictions too, including alcohol, Suboxone, Methadone, prescription painkillers , and ... continue reading
  • Snorting Percocet

    Percocet is a prescription opioid containing both oxycodone and acetaminophen. While it is an effective pain reliever, as a Schedule II controlled drug it has a high potential for abuse due to the oxycodone in it. Oxycodone is a semisynthetic opioid ...

    ... doctor may also recommend medication as part of your treatment program. If this is the case, you may be prescribed stabilizing medications such as buprenorphine or Suboxone, which can help you relieve cravings and manage ... continue reading
  • Snorting Heroin Side Effects, Dangers, and Addiction Treatment

    Heroin is a highly addictive Schedule I controlled drug. Heroin has a long history—it was first synthesized (as diacetylmorphine) in 1874 from morphine. Paradoxically, heroin was originally marketed as a safer and non-addictive form of morphine. ...

    ... example, in a survey of people in opioid addiction treatment, 94% of respondents said that they had started using ... at methadone clinics. Buprenorphine (Probuphine, Suboxone (buprenorphine + naloxone)): A partial opioid ... continue reading
  • Snorting Fentanyl

    Fentanyl is a pain-relieving substance with two main uses 1 : Treating significant acute, post-operative pain following surgery. Treating chronic or breakthrough pain in people that no longer respond to other narcotic medications. Like morphine, ...

    ... and mitigate any risks 6,9 . Ongoing treatment may include a combination of medications and behavioral ... agonists like buprenorphine (or the combination product, Suboxone—buprenorphine + naloxone) that work like an ... continue reading
  • How to Help a Codeine Addict

    Helping someone overcome an addiction is sometimes an arduous process, and recovery won't happen overnight. Addiction treatment takes time and often imposes stresses on both the abuser and the people they love. While it may prove difficult, ...

    ... become sober will be well worth it. How to Find Codeine Addiction Treatment Near Me If you or a loved one is struggling with codeine misuse ... Oxycodone Oxycontin Painkiller Percocet Suboxone Subutex Tramadol Tussionex ... 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 ...

    ... odds are, you have your own reasons and beliefs about treatment too. 2. You Are Not Alone You may feel ... will prescribe you. Both methadone and buprenorphine (Suboxone, Subutex) are long-acting medications that are taken ... continue reading
  • Snorting Molly (MDMA) Side Effects, Risks, and Addiction Treatment

    What Is Molly (MDMA)? Molly, commonly referred to as MDMA or 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, is a synthetic drug with both amphetamine and stimulant properties and mild hallucinogenic effects. It is the primary psychoactive agent found in many ...

    ... a free, confidential hotline you can contact 24/7. Please call us free at to speak with a treatment support specialist about finding help today. There are also free drug abuse hotline numbers you can contact. Ecstasy ... continue reading
  • Cocaine Anonymous (CA) Meetings, 12 Steps, and Addiction Treatment

    Cocaine addiction is a complex disease that has significant short- and long-term implications for a person's physical and mental health. 1 Treating cocaine addiction often involves behavioral interventions such as individual, family, and group-based ...

    ... can be a useful resource for maintaining abstinence and is frequently encouraged as part of many addiction recovery treatment plans. 2 Cocaine Anonymous offers a community of people who are working toward the same goal ... continue reading
  • Dilaudid Abuse Symptoms and Addiction Treatment

    What Is Dilaudid Used For? Dilaudid (hydromorphone) is a prescription opioid prescribed for the relief of pain. It may be prescribed as a liquid, tablet, rectal suppository, or injectable solution. In 2014, an estimated 4.3 million people used ...

    ... loss or gain. Lethargy. Insomnia. Learn more about teen drug misuse . How to Find Dilaudid Addiction Treatment If you or someone you love is struggling with Dilaudid addiction, help is available and recovery is possible ... continue reading
  • Demerol Abuse Symptoms and Addiction Treatment

    What Is Demerol Used For? Demerol, also known by the street name “demmies” and the generic name meperidine , is a prescription opioid painkiller. Demerol is used to treat relatively severe pain and is available in liquid or tablet form. As a ...

    ... on the path to a happier and healthier life. American Addiction Centers (AAC) is a leading provider of addiction treatment programs and has trusted facilities across the country. To learn more about rehab programs and ... continue reading
  • Diazepam Abuse Side Effects, Overdose, and Addiction Treatment

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

    ... is addicted to diazepam, it can be extremely difficult for them to stop their use without the assistance of a drug treatment program . If you're struggling, you don't have to do it on your own. Call for free at today ... continue reading
  • Effects of Inhalant Use: Short-Term, Long-Term, Side Effects, and Treatment

    What Are Inhalants? There is a huge number of inhalants available for abuse, and they're fairly easy to obtain. It's unsurprising that teens in particular are susceptible to inhalant abuse, simply because these compounds can be acquired at any ...

    ... the unpleasant withdrawal effects . Typically, inhalant addiction treatment is made up of 3 main stages: The ... avoiding inhalant abuse in the future. The final stage of treatment is keeping clean as you go about your day-to ... continue reading
  • The Effects of OxyContin Use: Short-Term, Long-Term, Side Effects, and Treatment

    What Is OxyContin Used For? OxyContin is an opiate that is often prescribed for moderate-to-strong post-surgical pain or more chronic pain situations. Prescription rates are high in the United States. The drug contains oxycodone —a substance that ...

    ... plan will follow. Options include, but are not limited to: detox programs , inpatient treatment, and outpatient treatment. You may be started on another 'stabilizing' opiate regimen, such as buprenorphine , in order ... continue reading
  • Roxy Abuse Symptoms, Side Effects, and Addiction Treatment

    What Is Roxicodone Used For? Roxicodone (often called “roxies,” “roxy,” or “blues”) is one of the brand names for oxycodone —a powerful opioid prescription painkiller. Roxicodone is prescribed to alleviate pain that cannot be managed ...

    ... you or a loved one is struggling with Roxicodone addiction, help is available and recovery is possible. Treatment can start anyone battling opioid addiction on the path to a healthier and happier life. Rehab programs are ... continue reading
  • Benzodiazepine Overdose Symptoms and Addiction Treatment

    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 used ...

    ... to reduce the risk of relapse . If you are unsure whether you or someone else is in need of treatment, consider requesting an assessment from a medical or mental health provider who can recommend an appropriate course of ... continue reading
  • Magic Mushroom Abuse Side Effects, Symptoms, and Addiction Treatment

    What Is Psilocybin/Magic Mushrooms? Psilocybin is a psychoactive substance contained in over 100 species of mushrooms. A number of these mushroom species produce other psychoactive substances, which act as hallucinogens in a similar manner to ...

    ... s website, do a web search for your state name and '.gov.' American Addiction Centers (AAC) is a leading treatment provider and has trusted rehab programs across the country. If you or someone you love needs help, please ... continue reading
  • Snorting Vyvanse: Effects and Addiction Treatment

    What Is Vyvanse Used For? Vyvanse is the brand name of a medication prescribed to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and binge-eating disorder (BED). 1 This substance is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant that interacts with ...

    ... from loved ones. To find the best success for you or a loved one, learn about your options for professional treatment. It's easy to ask for help. Rehab centers are located throughout the U.S., and many offer specialized ... continue reading
  • Effects of Psilocybin Use: Short-Term, Long-Term, Side Effects, and Treatment

    Is Psilocybin Harmful? Psilocybin is a naturally occurring fungal alkaloid—a chemical compound that is found in more than 100 species of mushrooms (also known as magic mushrooms or shrooms). 1 When ingested, psilocybin is metabolized into a ...

    ... dependence on psilocybin is relatively low, although problematic use can develop. 7 Magic Mushroom Addiction Treatment The DSM-5 and NIDA do not recognize a withdrawal syndrome associated with psilocybin use, although ... continue reading
  • DMT Drug Abuse Effects, Symptoms, and Treatment Programs

    What Is DMT? DMT (dimethyltryptamine) is a hallucinogen capable of inducing a psychedelic “trip,” which typically ranges from 30 to 45 minutes in duration. 1 DMT is a Schedule 1 drug under the Controlled Substance Act and has no recognized ...

    ... Programs If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, help is available and recovery is possible. Treatment can start anyone battling a substance use issue on the path to a healthier and happier life. If you ... continue reading
  • Hash Side Effects, Symptoms of Abuse, and Addiction Treatment

    What Is Hashish? Hashish is a product extracted from the trichomes (fine hair-like outgrowths) of the cannabis plant, as well as from the flowers and fragments of leaves and stems. Hashish is typically sold in blocks of solid resinous preparations, ...

    ... a loved one is struggling with a substance use problem, help is available and recovery is possible. Professional treatment for marijuana or hash misuse can start anyone battling an addiction to cannabis on the path to a ... continue reading
  • Side Effects of Demerol Use: Short-Term Effects, Long-Term Effects and Treatment

    What Is Demerol Used For? Demerol is a prescription opioid painkiller with effects similar to those of the illicit opiate drug heroin, including the production of a pleasant, euphoric state among those who use it. Demerol is a branded formulation of ...

    ... and used to decrease cravings, as well as to provide the stability many need to commence with addiction treatment . It may only be administered at specialized clinics. Methadone may be used as a long-term maintenance ... continue reading
  • Effects of Hashish Use: Short-Term, Long-Term, Side Effects, and Treatment

    What Is Hashish? Hashish comes mainly from the flowers (as well as the leaves and stems) of the cannabis plant. The active ingredient in hash is the same as the active ingredient in marijuana, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). However, the ...

    ... you handle these symptoms and move forward into recovery. American Addiction Centers (AAC) is a leading treatment provider and has trusted rehab facilities across the country. To find a program today, please call AAC ... continue reading
  • Dexedrine Abuse Signs, Symptoms, and Addiction Treatment

    What Is Dextroamphetamine Used For? Dexedrine is the brand name for an extended-release formulation of dextroamphetamine , a central nervous system stimulant prescribed to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. ...

    ... to a happier and healthier life. Rehab facilities are located throughout the U.S., and many offer specialized treatment that can cater to individual needs. You can use SAMHSA's Behavioral Services Locator to search for ... continue reading
  • Effects of Bath Salts Use: Short-Term, Long-Term, Side Effects, and Treatment

    Are Bath Salts Harmful? The term “bath salts” refers to a family of designer recreational drugs that contain one or more synthetic chemicals related to cathinone —a stimulant found in the khat plant with effects similar to those of amphetamine ...

    ... -step programs , which can provide support and encouragement to those in recovery. The end goal of any treatment plan is to help patients return to a satisfying and productive life while avoiding relapse and a return to ... continue reading
  • Effects of Ketamine Use: Short-Term, Long-Term, Side Effects, and Treatment

    Is Ketamine Harmful? “It's easy to get ketamine abuse wrong because of its potency; it's more powerful than speed or coke weight for weight, so it's easy to accidentally overdose.” Like its sister drug CP, ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic, ...

    ... manifests itself, if you have an addiction to ketamine, you need to seek help. Ketamine Withdrawal Treatment Ketamine withdrawal treatment aims to help you get off the drug and stay off it. First, you'll likely undergo ... continue reading
  • Effects of Meth Use: Short-Term, Long-Term, Side Effects, and Treatment

    Is Meth Harmful? Meth—the abbreviated colloquialism for methamphetamine—is a wildly addictive and dangerous substance. Users can rapidly become dependent on its effects, which present a number of health risks. The illegal production and ...

    ... , anyone who suspects that they or a loved one is dependent on methamphetamine should see a physician or addiction treatment professional for help. To help a Meth addict , please call our 24/7 helpline free at for more ... continue reading
  • Effects of Opioid Use: Short-Term, Long-Term, Side Effects, and Treatment

    What Are Opioids Used For? Opioids are a class of drugs that includes prescription painkillers such as oxycodone (Oxycontin), hydrocodone (Vicodin), codeine , and morphine ; synthetic opioids including fentanyl ; and the illegal drug heroin . 1,2 ...

    ... their attitudes and behaviors connected to drug use, improve their health and life skills, and continue additional forms of treatment (such as medication). 5 How to Find Help for Opioid Addiction If you or a loved one is ... continue reading
  • Effects of PCP Use: Short-Term, Long-Term, Side Effects, and Treatment

    What Is PCP? PCP is an abbreviation for the powerful dissociative sedative drug phencyclidine. PCP is sold on the street in many forms, including as: White powder. Crystal. Capsules. Tablets. Liquid. PCP tablets can be found in multiple colors. Like ...

    ... inpatient path is not best for you, you may benefit from an outpatient setting. As opposed to inpatient treatment, where you will stay at the facility, outpatient services permit you to sleep at home. Programs will vary ... continue reading
  • Ambien Abuse Side Effects, Symptoms, and Addiction Treatment

    What Is Ambien Used For? 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 ...

    ... aids that have not been prescribed by doctors and the dangers of sharing their prescriptions. Ambien Abuse Treatment Detox and Withdrawal It is important for a person to be in a supervised medical setting during Ambien ... continue reading
  • Understanding Teen Alcoholism and Finding Teen Alcohol Treatment Help

    Facing teen alcoholism can be difficult for any family. Even when the teen who is abusing alcohol is ready and willing to accept help, the battle can be tough. If the family needs to stage an intervention in order to get the teen to accept help, it ...

    ... as well as provide medical care and prescription drugs when appropriate. Though your child may not want to go to treatment at first, it is important that you do everything you can to get an alcoholic teen into an alcohol ... continue reading
  • Risks of Substance Abuse While Pregnant & Treatment Options

    Drinking alcohol or using drugs while pregnant can cause a number of negative health outcomes for both mother and child. It can affect a growing fetus because substances travel easily from the placenta, creating great potential for harm. 4 While not ...

    ... chances of having a healthy baby and staying healthy and safe yourself. You have a number of addiction treatment options to choose from. Each option represents a unique set of interventions provided in settings that vary ... continue reading
  • Tramadol Overdose Symptoms and Treatment

    Tramadolis the generic name for the drug Ultram, which is an opioid painkiller medication prescribed to treat moderate to moderately severe pain in adults. 1 Opioid medications have a high addiction potential, and overdose can be deadly—in fact, a ...

    ... . Tramadol overdose can be a deadly condition, and only medical professionals can ensure the best treatment for the suffering individual. While waiting for emergency crews to arrive, note everything you can about ... continue reading
  • Vyvanse Abuse Symptoms and Addiction Treatment

    What Is Vyvanse Used For? Vyvanse, also known in its generic form as lisdexamfetamine, is a medication used for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adults. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has also ...

    ... (ADHD) in children and adults. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has also approved its use for the treatment of binge eating disorder in adults. 1 Vyvanse is a stimulant medication, meaning that it speeds up brain ... continue reading
  • Librium Abuse Side Effects, Withdrawal, and Addiction Treatment

    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 slows down brain activity. ...

    ... family doctor or a mental health care specialist—such as a therapist or addictions counselor—to discuss addiction treatment options for your teen. If you or someone you know is abusing Librium or other substances, call ... continue reading
  • Stimulant Drug Abuse: Side Effects and Addiction Treatment

    Stimulants—both illicit and prescription—are known to increase energy and alertness. Prescription stimulants can offer therapeutic benefits when used as prescribed. However, both prescription and illicit stimulants have a high propensity for ...

    ... problems in your life or that of someone you love, or if you have questions about stimulant addiction treatment , please call us free at to receive valuable information and find a program that provides the compassionate ... continue reading
  • Snorting Ambien Side Effects, Dangers, Overdose, and Addiction Treatment

    What Is Ambien Used For? 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 ...

    ... Is Ambien Used For? 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 ... continue reading
  • Side Effects of Klonopin Use, Overdose and Addiction Treatment

    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 ...

    ... one is struggling with a Klonopin misuse problem, help is available and recovery is possible. Professional treatment can start anyone battling addiction on the path to a happier and healthier life. American Addiction ... continue reading
  • Klonopin Abuse Symptoms and Addiction Treatment

    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 ...

    ... teen drug misuse . Resources, Articles and More Information If you would like more information about addiction treatment options available in your area, contact AAC's helpful admissions navigators at for a free, private ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Vicodin Use: Short-Term, Long-Term, Side Effects, and Treatment

    What Is Vicodin Used For? Vicodin is an prescription painkiller medication that is comprised of two substances: Hydrocodone . Acetaminophen . Hydrocodone is an opiate drug that works as a pain reliever and is useful in managing multiple levels of ...

    ... form of medical detoxification to treat their dependence on Vicodin. During the early stages of Vicodin treatment, a focus on withdrawal symptoms will be essential. Detoxification—a process of easing Vicodin from the ... continue reading
  • Snorting Valium—Effects, Overdose, and Addiction Treatment

    Valium is a prescription sedative medication that falls into the class of drugs known as benzodiazepines. 1 Also available as generic diazepam, Valium is prescribed in pill form to treat anxiety and panic symptoms. 1,2 When Valium is taken as ...

    ... notice signs of Valium addiction in yourself or someone else, it may be time to consider Valium addiction treatment . Getting Help for Valium Misuse Making the decision to seek help for Valium addiction is the first step ... continue reading
  • Effects of Ultram Use: Short-Term, Long-Term, Side Effects, and Treatment

    Ultram (trade name: tramadol ) is an opiate analgesic typically prescribed for pain that is moderate to moderately severe. When introduced, it was regarded as having a very low potential for addiction; however, its incidence of abuse and dependency ...

    ... of abuse and dependency is on the rise. Is Ultram Dangerous? Tramadol was initially hailed as a safer pain treatment option. It was seen to be less potent than more typical opiate painkillers and, as a result, to have ... continue reading
  • The Effects of Ritalin Use: Short-Term, Long-Term, Side Effects, and Treatment

    What Is Ritalin Used For? Ritalin (generic name: methylphenidate) is a stimulant prescribed to reduce the effects of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). It is also sometimes prescribed for the ...

    ... back from it. Call American Addiction Centers (AAC) free at to speak to someone about addiction treatment centers that will specifically address your stimulant dependency issue. Short-Term Effects of Ritalin Use At least ... continue reading
  • Effects of Phenobarbital Use: Short-Term, Long-Term, Side Effects, and Treatment

    What Is Phenobarbital Used For? Phenobarbital, marketed under the trade names Luminal and Solfoton, is a barbiturate that is typically prescribed for patients suffering from seizures, tics or repetitive motor disorders, and Tourette's syndrome. It ...

    ... rehab and/or outpatient therapy , where you will learn the skills to live a life in recovery. Once your treatment program ends, you may wish to seek aftercare options , which may include living in a sober living house , ... continue reading
  • Dextromethorphan (DXM) Abuse Symptoms, Side Effects, and Addiction Treatment

    What Is Dextromethorphan Used For? What Is DXM? Dextromethorphan (DXM or DM) is a cough suppressant and opioid derivative used in more than 100 over-the-counter medicines. Dextromethorphan is safe for ingestion and not habit-forming when taken as ...

    ... abuse (and drug abuse in general) is one of the best ways to prevent teen drug abuse . Find DXM Treatment Programs If you or a loved one is struggling with an addiction to DXM, help is available and recovery is possible ... 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 ...

    ... in halfway houses and sober living homes are also beginning to pick up on this trend. Furthermore, those receiving treatment in halfway houses often sell or trade these meds because: The demand is so high It's easy to ... continue reading
  • Depression and Substance Abuse: Symptoms, Statistics, and Treatment Programs

    Depression and addiction often go hand in hand. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) found that, in 2020, an estimated 17 million American adults experienced both substance use conditions and mental health concerns. 1 Having more than one ...

    ... than your addiction. You have unique strengths, potential, and challenges; we believe that your drug or alcohol abuse treatment should be personalized, too. If you or a loved one is in need of help, our helpline is open ... continue reading
  • PCP Abuse Symptoms, Side Effects, and Addiction Treatment

    What Is PCP? PCP is phencyclidine. Similar to ketamine, it is a dissociative anesthetic that causes: Hallucinations. Out-of-body experiences. Delusions. Irrationality. The DEA has PCP listed as a Schedule II drug, which means it has a high potential ...

    ... to organize the intervention , as it can be planned and timed for maximum effect. Find Phencyclidine Abuse Treatment Programs The Council on Drug Abuse offers some great resources on PCP use. The National Institute on ... continue reading
  • Steroid Abuse Side Effects, Signs, and Addiction Treatment

    What Is a Steroid? Steroids are lifesavers in many situations. For example, corticosteroids open up the lungs to allow for increased breathing during asthma attacks. However, there are different types of steroids. Some steroids can be incredibly ...

    ... the bones, leading to serious problems in later life. Learn more about teen drug misuse . How to Find Treatment for Steroid Use or Addiction If you or a loved one is struggling with steroid use, help is available and ... continue reading
  • Payment Options for Addiction Treatment

    At American Addiction Centers (AAC), there's more than one way to pay for treatment. You may be able to combine multiple options to help cover the cost of treatment. Ready to start? Check your options now . It's free and ...

    At American Addiction Centers (AAC), there's more than one way to pay for treatment. You may be able to combine multiple options to help cover the cost of treatment. Ready to start? Check your options now . It's free and ... continue reading
  • Flexeril Overdose Signs, Symptoms, Risk Factors, Prevention, and Treatment

    What Is Flexeril? Flexeril, a branded form of cyclobenzaprine, is a muscle relaxant that can treat musculoskeletal pain and stiffness, such as that which is associated with muscle spasms. This drug works by decreasing somatic motor activity , 1 ...

    ... and it is never too late to reach out for help to begin the recovery process. Different types of addiction treatment are available to fit your specific needs. Outpatient therapy occurs anywhere from 1 to 2 hours a day, 1 ... continue reading
  • Kratom Overdose Symptoms, Risk Factors, Prevention, and Treatment

    What Is Kratom? Kratom ( Mitragyna speciosa ) is a psychoactive botanical substance derived from a tree native to Southeast Asia and certain areas of Africa. Kratom has long been used in traditional medicine, but more recently, the drug has seen ...

    ... hours a day, 5 days a week, while you continue to live at home. An IOP is less time-intensive, with treatment taking place for approximately 1-2 hours a day, 2 days a week. Given the lack of research on kratom, there are ... continue reading
  • Oxycodone Overdose Symptoms and Treatment

    Oxycodone is a semi-synthetic opioid painkiller that is available in a range of doses and formulations (brand names include OxyContin, Percocet, Percodan, and Roxicet). Individuals who abuse oxycodone are at high risk of experiencing an overdose, ...

    ... Getting help for an oxycodone abuse problem can be the vital first step toward preventing an overdose. Formal treatment can help struggling individuals step out from a cycle of compulsive abuse and start working toward a ... continue reading
  • Effects of Steroid Use: Short-Term, Long-Term, Side Effects, and Treatment

    Are Steroids Harmful? Some steroids can be incredibly harmful to those who take them. Conversely, some types of steroids are used to help people with inflammatory conditions like chronic bronchitis, but these are categorized as corticosteroids . ...

    ... 's risk of relapse and help them understand motivating factors that lead to steroid abuse. Find Steroid Addiction Treatment Programs If you or a loved one is struggling with steroid misuse, help is available and recovery ... continue reading
  • Effects of Clonazepam Use: Short-Term, Long-Term, Side Effects, and Treatment

    What Is Clonazepam Used For? Clonazepam, commonly known by its brand name Klonopin , is a prescription medication commonly used for its anti-anxiety and anti-convulsant benefits. This medication is part of a larger group of substances called ...

    ... also have to follow house rules and submit to random drug testing to prove they are clean. Find Clonazepam Treatment Programs If you or someone you love is addicted to clonazepam, seek out the needed help. It is possible ... continue reading
  • Clonazepam Abuse Symptoms and Addiction Treatment

    Introduction to Clonazepam Abuse What Is Clonazepam Used For? 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 commonly ...

    ... a loved one is struggling with an addiction to clonazepam, help is available and recovery is possible. Professional treatment can start anyone battling a substance use disorder on the path to a happier and healthier life ... continue reading
  • Effects of Ativan Use: Short-Term, Long-Term, Side Effects, and Treatment

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

    ... to engage in and supports to contact so that the substance is not obtained or used. Find Addiction Treatment Programs If you or a loved one is struggling with Ativan misuse, help is available and recovery is possible ... continue reading
  • Ativan Abuse Symptoms and Addiction Treatment

    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. ...

    ... centers give you a temptation-free place to recover . You live at the center for the duration of your treatment—typically 30 days , 60 days or 90 days . During this time, you will participate in a variety of therapeutic ... continue reading
  • Opiate Relapse: Prevention and Addiction Treatment

    Opiate abuse and addiction has become an epidemic, with a vast impact on the health and welfare of individuals and societies worldwide. 1 Statistics provided by the National Institute on Drug Abuse offer a snapshot of the epidemic that helps to ...

    ... you may not need to take medication forever, but it can help to keep you safe in the short term. Going to Treatment After a Relapse If you or a loved one has recently relapsed, it may be important to follow up with an ... continue reading
  • Heroin Relapse Warning Signs, Prevention, and Addiction Treatment

    Heroin Relapse Is Common Heroin addiction is very powerful, and heroin's interaction with opioid receptors and its reinforcing influence on your brain's reward centers result in such profound feelings of euphoria and pleasure that it sometimes feels ...

    ... might feel some resistance to this idea. Some of the more common emotional and mental blocks to reentering treatment after a heroin relapse can include: 7 Feeling like a failure . Instead of viewing relapse as a failure ... continue reading
  • Snorting Cocaine Side Effects, Signs, Dangers, and Addiction Treatment

    Cocaine is a stimulant drug with highly addictive properties that is derived from the coca plant. 1 Also known as “coke,” “snow,” and “blow,” cocaine is a white, crystal-like powder that provides a euphoric high. How Is Cocaine Taken? ...

    ... 't wait another day to find help. Call American Addiction Centers (AAC) free at now for help finding treatment for cocaine addiction . Do You Know What You're Snorting? While cocaine has the potential to cause numerous ... continue reading
  • Tramadol Withdrawal Symptoms and Treatment

    Tramadol is an opioid medication that works to relieve moderately severe pain by changing the way that the brain and nervous system perceive and respond to pain 1,2 . The substance was prescribed more than 43 million times during 2013 according to ...

    ... or part of the cost of rehab and associated therapies. If you need help quitting tramadol, don't wait. Treatment programs are available to help you end your use for good. Call to learn more. Articles Related to Tramadol continue reading
  • Effects of Methoxetamine Use: Short-Term, Long-Term, Side Effects, and Treatment

    Is MXE Harmful? MXE, also known as methoxetamine, is a substance with similar chemical properties to ketamine and phencyclidine (PCP) , two illicit drugs known for their hallucinogenic and dissociative properties. 1 MXE is an odorless, white powder ...

    ... several months until they are ready to transition home or to a lower level of care. Outpatient treatment is another option for MXE treatment that may either be a first step or act as a step-down level of care for those ... continue reading
  • Adderall Overdose Symptoms and Treatment

    What Does Adderall Do? Adderall—the pharmaceutical combination of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine—is a prescription stimulant medication primarily used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adults. 1 When ...

    ... a happier and healthier life. Rehab programs are located throughout the U.S., and many offer specialized treatment that can cater to individual needs. You can use SAMHSA's Behavioral Services Locator to search for rehab ... continue reading
  • Marijuana Withdrawal Symptoms, Detox, and Addiction Treatment Programs

    Marijuana (cannabis, weed, grass, hashish) is the most widely used illicit drug in the United States. According to the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, an estimated 8.4% of all Americans over the age of 12 (22.2 million people) had used ...

    ... the negative side effects of the drug. In 2014 alone, 138,000 people in the U.S. voluntarily entered treatment to recover from marijuana abuse. 2 New research shows that one of the biggest hurdles standing in the way of ... continue reading
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