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13 Methadone facts

Methadone facts

December 15th, 2010

Dr. Jana Burson, who treats opiate addiction using methadone, presents methadone myths and methadone facts here. This is the first article in a series of posts to get the facts about methadone to you, the public.

1 Is Vicodin addictive?

Is Vicodin addictive?

December 14th, 2010

Yes, Vicodin is highly addictive. Most people who take Vicodin will develop tolerance and physical dependence on the opioid pain killer. Doctors expect this. But who is at risk of becoming a Vicodin addict or developing Vicodin addiction? More on the addictive qualities of Vicodin here.

21 Methadone treatment guideline in opiate addiction-is longer better?

Methadone treatment guideline in opiate addiction-is longer better?

December 12th, 2010

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.

8 Top 10 signs of vicodin addiction

Top 10 signs of vicodin addiction

December 11th, 2010

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.

7 Can video game addiction cause death?

Can video game addiction cause death?

December 10th, 2010

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?

3 What does Vicodin look like?

What does Vicodin look like?

December 9th, 2010

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.

3 Cocaine slang words

Cocaine slang words

December 7th, 2010

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.

4 Drug addiction: teens, parents, and taking responsibility

Drug addiction: teens, parents, and taking responsibility

December 7th, 2010

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.

8 Can dolophine and methadone reduce heroin abuse?

Can dolophine and methadone reduce heroin abuse?

December 6th, 2010

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.

4 Expressive art therapy for addiction

Expressive art therapy for addiction

December 5th, 2010

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.

7 The drug methadone and its benefits

The drug methadone and its benefits

December 3rd, 2010

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.

6Heroin addicts stories

Heroin addicts stories

December 13th, 2010

Ever sneak into a friend's wife's shower and bathroom to score some Percoset? Heroin addicts like Richie Farrell will do anything to get a fix. From his book "What's Left of Us", this heroin addicts story is the real thing. More heroin addicts stories inside.

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Dealing with drug addiction in prison

December 8th, 2010

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.

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7Heroin use: Ex-junkie describes the effects of heroin

Heroin use: Ex-junkie describes the effects of heroin

December 6th, 2010

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.

58Methadone 60mg: the blocking dose for heroin treatment

Methadone 60mg: the blocking dose for heroin treatment

December 3rd, 2010

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

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