Should methadone clinics support lower doses of methadone for patients being treated for opiate addiction? Or is methadone 60mg the analgesic dose needed to treat opioid abuse? Dr. Burson lets us know taking less than methadone 60mg can sabotage opiate and heroin addiction treatment
The drug methadone is surrounded by political and ethical debate. But researchers have been looking at methadone since 1966. And there are more studies on the drug methadone than most other prescription medications. Dr. Burson outlines the benefits of methadone clearly here.
Through personal life experience, guest writer Clark Jones explains how the legal and medical systems work against late stage alcoholics. He talks about problems in the treatment model for late stage alcoholism, and the need for long term treatment in order for proper recovery to begin. Share your ideas about late stage alcoholism treatment alternatives here.
We hear from Clark Jones in part two of a three part series on late stage alcoholism treatment. Here, Clark talks about his personal experiences as a late stage alcoholic and questions punitive treatment models. He looks into the ethics of private and public treatment centers for late stage alcoholics, and explores problems in the system that could have caused the death of his friend, Janet. More on late stage alcoholism here.
Guest writer, Clark Jones, asks questions here about late stage alcoholism treatment. Taken from his own anecdotal experience in late stage treatment for alcoholism in the state of Wyoming, he questions treatment practices outcomes for both private and public treatment centers. Read more about the special considerations for late stage alcoholism here.
My son’s addiction started in high school, with what at the time I considered to be “normal” experimentation with alcohol and marijuana. I never expected then that his alcohol and drug use would escalate into full blown addiction and that it would progress over the years all the way to intravenous drug use, near death, and a prison conviction. I have learned so much along this journey of my son's addiction and recovery. From that I have compiled a list of truths to share with others who may find themselves seeking answers and help.
What does a heroin addict look like? Get the grim truth from a former heroin addict himself as Richie describes his former heroin addiction. Taken from his book "What's Left of Us", learn what a heroin addict looks like... a real look at the streets.
A few passages from the new book "God of Our Understanding: Jewish Spirituality and Recovery from Addiction"...and thoughts about how to apply Jewish beliefs about God to addiction and alcohol recovery. Rabbi Taub clarifies Jewish beliefs about God here.
How do you generate and express gratitude? A quick HOW TO guide on developing and accessing expressions of gratitude. Please add to these expressions of gratitude by letting us know what you do to cultivate and express your attitude of gratitude.
Today's drug addiction treatment can be summarized in two main principles: stabilization and education. We talk to Dr. David Sack, a psychiatrist and the CEO of Promises Treatment in Malibu, CA who offers us a look at the role of addiction treatment centers and the two main principles of drug addiction treatment.
Methadone treatment for opiate addiction can be effective. But some doctors can be critical of the practice, usually an opinion based in ignorance of methadone and how it works. Dr. Jana Burson reviews the full spectrum of methadone side effects here, clearly outlining methadone side effects on the body so that you can be better informed.