Let’s Talk About the Dark Side of Suboxone

It’s become a common solution to opioid addiction. Doctors prescribe Suboxone to help those struggling with opioid abuse stop their illicit drug use and slowly taper off those drugs entirely. At least, that’s the goal. But it doesn’t always happen that way… The Scoop on Suboxone Like heroin and other opioids, Suboxone has its own…

Prescription Drugs

Do Safe Injection Sites Violate the Hippocratic Oath? One Nurse Says Yes

Michael Hesch is a conscious sedation nurse. His job is to inject fentanyl and other medicines during surgical procedures. If safe injection sites open, it will be professionals like Hesch who may be asked to work with those who visit the sites. Perspective From the Front Lines In an interview, Hesch described one of the…

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    It’s become a common solution to opioid addiction. Doctors prescribe Suboxone to help those struggling with opioid abuse stop their illicit drug use and slowly taper off those drugs entirely. At least, that’s the goal. But it doesn’t always happen that way… The Scoop on Suboxone Like heroin and other opioids, Suboxone has its own…

  • 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 already talked about how potent fentanyl is, but the latest use of this drug really…

  • Study: Medical Marijuana Cuts Use of Prescription Drugs

    A recent study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, revealed medical marijuana users take fewer other medicines – such as opiates. Researchers monitored the use of prescription medication by participants enrolled in the Illinois medical marijuana program. This is the first peer-reviewed scientific study conducted which examines this correlation. Their results confirmed…

  • Know Your Benzos: The FAQ on Ativan

    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 potential effects. To ensure you’re informed, here’s the…

  • 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,…