Methadone is a temporary treatment option for a dangerous dependency on opioid-based drugs. It's used to treat heroin addiction or to ease the symptoms of withdrawal from abuse of prescription painkillers. A methadone clinic will offer this drug in a professionally supervised setting. Methadone will help relieve the unfathomable temptations and cravings primarily associated with opioid addiction. However, by itself, methadone is not a permanent solution for addiction treatment to opioids, and there can be severe side effects.
What Methadone Can DoMethadone clinics can be an immediate source of relief for individuals addicted to certain types
Many people have heard of withdrawals that occur during a drug or alcohol detox, but what are they and where do they come from?
Detoxification (detox for short) is the first step in addiction recovery. It is essentially a physical treatment that makes room for the demands of the psychological work that comes with the beginning stage of sobriety. Often the only thing a person can do while in the detox process is focus on getting through it physically and mentally. More extensive cognitive and behavioral therapies will come later, but at the initial stage, the
Desoxyn is one of the most addictive drugs a doctor can prescribe. It’s a brand name methamphetamine used to treat extreme instances of obesity or ADHD. The drug is highly addictive, and used only when all other treatment methods fail.
Desoxyn Addiction: Prescription Crystal Meth
Some people refer to Desoxyn as legal crystal meth. It’s the only prescription methamphetamine, and its chemical makeup is essentially the same as crystal meth. Because the drug is hard to obtain, it’s highly-valued as a street drug.
Signs of Addiction
There are several mental
We all have them. Well-meaning people in our lives. Friends, family, friends-of-friends, family acquaintances once removed. Random strangers in the line at the grocery store. They seem to know what is best for us and for most people altogether. Maybe they read an article online or talked to a person—an expert in the field. Then all the sudden, they have all kinds of advice to dole out on the subject at hand. Believe us. We have heard it, too. Especially where detox is concerned. There is advice on drug and alcohol detox all over the place these days.
It’s the stress. It’s the family convergence. It’s the weather. Its simply the memories. All of these things that can represent both good and difficult aspects about the holiday season can converge to spell certain disaster for someone strolling with a substance use disorder (or addiction).
Maybe it’s the financial woes, the family drama, or the bigger struggle of making everything work. The end of the year is a time when many people relapse or find the deepest end of the depths of their addiction. It’s vital to get ahead of this before the
The 2013 updated version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) reclassified two previously separate issues—alcohol dependence and alcohol abuse—into one diagnosis, termed Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD). With all of the technical jargon, information, and misinformation on the Web in relation to this subject, one may find themselves wondering what is the difference between AUD and alcoholism, or if there is really any difference at all?
Defining Alcohol Use Disorder
AUD, or Alcohol Use Disorder, is broken down into three subsections: mild, moderate, and severe. If one presents with a certain number of
Detox is sometimes misunderstood as the full extent of addiction treatment. While it is the most important first step to take, it is only a piece of the overall drug or alcohol addiction treatment program.
With this in mind, there are a few important aspects of a high-quality detox that will influence the effectiveness of a program. Not only are quick access, a location of healing, an experienced staff, a variety of treatment modalities, and a qualified use of medications all of vital importance, the most effective detox treatment will understand that substance use
On August 15th, 2018, people across the world were shocked to hear of more than 90 people suddenly collapsing in a park in New Haven, Connecticut. In May, more than 25 people suddenly collapsed and were sent to the hospital in Brooklyn, New York. The cause in these instances and many others was the same: an overdose of a synthetic cannabinoid known on the street as synthetic marijuana, K2 or Spice.
The New Haven K2 Overdoses
Initially, New Haven K2 users felt relaxed and euphoric. However, fairly soon after using the drug, people quickly
Narcan can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. Here’s info on what happens, where to get it, and ... why it's not the full solution.
As was widely publicized and talked about in across the media, in late July, 2018, Demi Lovato, pop starlet and TV personality, overdosed on heroin.
However, one of her friends had Narcan on-hand. This quite possibly saved her life.
So what is Narcan? What did it do for her? Why did her friends have some lying around?
In the case of Lovato, reportedly
There are many approaches to recovery and addiction treatment. Every person is unique and each one can respond differently to depending on their personal history, temperament, and more. Some need the steps; some can’t find help in that environment. Some like working with animals, and some get nothing from spending time with horses. However, despite all the different ways to work through recovery, there is one thing just about everyone agrees on … you can’t do it alone.
People in recovery from substance use disorders and looking for relief from drug or alcohol addiction need community.