Archive for December, 2010
Methadone treatment guideline in opiate addiction-is longer better?
Is one year the standard methadone treatment guideline in opiate addiction? Not by far. Learn why methadone treatment for opiate addiction works better in the long term, and what research supports multiple year methadone treatment. Guidelines in opiate addiction here.
Top 10 signs of vicodin addiction
Do you know when signs can signal addiction to Vicodin? Social withdrawal, apathy, and emergency prescription refills are all potential signs of Vicodin addiction. Learn to recognize signs and symptoms of Vicodin addiction to help yourself or a loved one struggling with addiction. Top 10 signs of vicodin addiction here.
Can video game addiction cause death?
The latest video game addiction statistics. Plus, symptoms of video game addiction and a timeline of video game addiction causes of death. Video game addiction: can it be so severe that it causes death?
What does Vicodin look like?
Most Vicodin tablets look like a regular white pill. Click here for pictures and full description of what Vicodin, Vicodin ES and Vicodin HP look like.
Dealing with drug addiction in prison
Texas Magnum is a young male addict in prison for drug use. He joins our discussions about addiction recovery, relapse and consequences. And shares his most recent thoughts on how he’s dealing with drug addiction while in prison.
Cocaine slang words
What do people call cocaine? From the suburban bathrooms to the urban nightclubs, we reveal over 100+ cocaine slang words here. Thanks to the Office of National Drug Control Policy’s database, this comprehensive list of slang words for cocaine can be used by schools, parents, social workers or addiction professionals. Click here to read or add to Addiction Blog’s list of cocaine slang.
Drug addiction: teens, parents, and taking responsibility
When teens start taking drugs, parents step in. But what can you do if you caught your teen drinking or using drugs? This mother of two tells more about teen drug addiction from her personal experiences. We invite parents to talk more about drug addiction, teens, parents and responsibility here.
Heroin use: Ex-junkie describes the effects of heroin
How do junkies use heroin? Richie Farrell describes heroin use and the possible effects of heroin in this excerpt from his book “What’s Left of Us”. An honest and frank look at heroin use from the mouth of a former heroin addict.
Can dolophine and methadone reduce heroin abuse?
Narcotic pain meds like dolophine, methadone, methadose, and phy are prescribed during opiate addiction treatment. But does methadone encourage or reduce illicit drug use? Dr. Burson reviews the facts and research about the benefits of dolophine and methadone in the treatment of opioid abuse here.
Expressive art therapy for addiction
Expressive art therapy can be a gift to addicts and alcoholics in recovery. We talk to Parker Lanier, an artist in recovery, about his work, the creative and expressive process. Learn HOW YOU CAN use expressive art therapy in a personal addiction recovery program here.