Methadone doesn’t work for everyone. But the efficacy of methadone maintenance treatment has been documented since the 1990’s. Dr. Jana Burson tells us about the pharmacology of methadone, as well as the growing acceptance of methadone as valid treatment here.
People drink alcohol for two reasons: taste or effect. But alcoholic people drink alcohol for different reasons. We explore the question, "Why do people drink alcohol?" here. Learn more about the effects drinking alcohol and the characteristics of alcoholic drinking here.
Heroin withdrawal generally takes 3-5 days but symptoms can linger for 7-10 days. Read on for a description of heroin withdrawal from a man who's been through it. From the book "What's Left of Us", Richie Farrell describes heroin withdrawal from the inside-out.
Interested in decriminalized marijuana? From South America to Europe to the Middle East and back to North America... learn which countries rank highest in legal permission for the personal or medical consumption of marijuana here.
Is the 12 step program of AA in accordance with Jewish religion? And how can Jewish people in recovery for addiction understand the 12 step program of AA in light of Jewish teachings about God? Rabbi Taub gives us some direction here.
No, buprenorphine is not an antidepressant. But you might feel less depressed after taking buprenorphine (Suboxone or Subutex). More on buprenorphine and depression here.
Learn more about what Valium is, why doctors prescribe it and its addictive-ness. Plus, if you've used or abused Valium, discuss what to do next. We answer all questions about Valium and Valium addiction in our comments or via video!
Buprenorphine is a new solution to an old problem: opiate addiction. But how does it work? And do critics understand buprenorphine sublingual tablets and their best use?
We review the three main differences between Ativan and Xanax: drug use, action times and abuse tendencies. Although both Ativan and Xanax are both classified as benzodiazepines, their medical use is slightly different. Come explore and discuss the similarity and difference between Ativan and Xanax here.
This book is thoughtful, intentional and really well written. Rabbi Shais Taub has collected insights, observations, and suggestions for addicts (of all kinds) looking for recovery...by getting into the nature of Jewish spirituality. If you want to explore a spiritual relationship with God from the tradition of Judaism, this book is for you.
Xanax is used and prescribed by increasing numbers of doctors. But what is Xanax and what does Xanax do? We review addictive-ness and medical reasons for taking Xanax here.