Ibogaine: Miracle Cure or Dangerous Botanical?

We all know healthcare providers and researchers are desperate to find solutions to the opioid crisis, but are they overlooking a possible cure? The answer, according to a recent article, appears to be yes. The article, which was published by The Guardian, suggests an ancient substance called ibogaine might be the answer to opioid dependency….

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Have Scientists Finally Found a Cure for Cocaine Addiction?

The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports an estimated 1.5 million Americans use cocaine. In 2015, our nation saw more than 6,700 cocaine-related deaths. Research indicates around 40 percent of drug-related emergency department visits involve cocaine. Newsflash: Cocaine Use is on the Rise Cocaine is an extremely addictive stimulant. Its use can produce perceived positive…

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  • Ibogaine: Miracle Cure or Dangerous Botanical?

    We all know healthcare providers and researchers are desperate to find solutions to the opioid crisis, but are they overlooking a possible cure? The answer, according to a recent article, appears to be yes. The article, which was published by The Guardian, suggests an ancient substance called ibogaine might be the answer to opioid dependency….

  • Have Scientists Finally Found a Cure for Cocaine Addiction?

    The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports an estimated 1.5 million Americans use cocaine. In 2015, our nation saw more than 6,700 cocaine-related deaths. Research indicates around 40 percent of drug-related emergency department visits involve cocaine. Newsflash: Cocaine Use is on the Rise Cocaine is an extremely addictive stimulant. Its use can produce perceived positive…

  • Could This Inexpensive Medication Reduce Your Withdrawal Symptoms?

    Withdrawal. It’s a huge hurdle on the path to recovery. Those struggling to leave opioids behind know they’ll eventually have to face the intimidating mental and physical effects of withdrawal. It’s a powerful and frightening thought. Some of the most common withdrawal symptoms include: Muscle aches and cramps Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea Anxiety, profuse sweating,…

  • Yes, Suboxone is Sober

    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 use disorder. When you factor in that heroin use has also been on the…

  • What Does it Mean When Someone Says They’re Dope Sick?

    Bill found John curled up on the couch; he looked miserable. Bill asked, “What’s wrong with you?” “I’m sick, man. You got any?” was John’s weak response. As Bill suspected, John was in withdrawal. An active heroin user, John was low on cash and hadn’t been able to get his fix tonight. Six months sober…