Yes, methadone lessens the symptoms of opiate withdrawal blocks the effects of opiate drugs. More on how methadone can help with withdrawal here.
Q&A with industry experts from Fountain Recovery, a day treatment facility in Livermore, CA. More about day treatment and best practices for substance abuse here.
Yes. Suboxone can treat opiate addiction by preventing symptoms of withdrawal from heroin and other opiates. More on this type of medication assisted treatment here.
Heroin use affects male and female reproduction. How serious can those effects be? A visual GRAPHIC for you to LIKE > SHARE > PRINT OUT and use for class or office.
Is medication assisted treatment substituting one addiction for another? Do they get in the way of true recovery? A myth-busting guest piece from Mark O’Brien of the Legal Action Center here.
No, you cannot get high on naltrexone; the opioid medication does not psychoactively affect the brains of people who are taking it. Read more here.
In this exclusive Q&A, we speak to Dr. Jennifer Leigh, Ph.D. about benzodiazepine medication(s) withdrawal. What kinds of protocols are best practice? Why do we get hooked in the first place? More here.
Yes and no. While Antabuse does not address cravings directly, it does make alcohol less attractive for problem drinkers. More on how Antabuse works for treatment of alcoholism here.
NO. Naltrexone is not addictive and has no potential for abuse. In fact, naltrexone helps people in recovery from alcoholism or drug addiction. Read more about what naltrexone is made of and how it’s used, here.
Should you just stop taking cocaine? Or should you seek medical help? We review the recommended steps for stopping cocaine use here.