Since the 1970’s, methadone maintenance therapy (MMT) has been the top treatment for opiate addiction. In recent years, additional pharmacological therapies have developed. The most promising of these is buprenorphine, often combined with naloxone. Addicts are prescribed these drugs in controlled doses during detox to alleviate withdrawal symptoms. Doses are continued after detox to curb […]Read More
When you’re kicking a drug, the only thing running through your mind is how to get your hands on more of that drug. You can’t help but think that, with just one hit or one pill, all the withdrawal symptoms would stop. In the end, however, the question you have to ask yourself is: Are you sick […]Read More
As more addicts come forward with stories of how medical marijuana helped them beat their opiate addictions, new fire has been added into the ongoing debate about whether pot should be legalized nationwide for medical and possibly recreational use. Opiate Statistics Opiate overdose deaths occur in the U.S. at a rate of 46 per day, […]Read More
According to a 2009 survey conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), after opiates, Xanax (Alprazolam) is one of the most popular drugs of abuse. Xanax is classified as a benzodiazepine medication and it is commonly prescribed to people who suffer from anxiety disorders. When used properly, Xanax can bring anxiety-ridden individuals […]Read More
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