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7 Efficacy of methadone maintenance treatment

Efficacy of methadone maintenance treatment

November 15th, 2010

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.

45 Why do people drink alcohol?

Why do people drink alcohol?

November 14th, 2010

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.

7 Heroin withdrawal – what it’s really like

Heroin withdrawal – what it’s really like

November 12th, 2010

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.

6 Decriminalized marijuana: Top 10 countries in the world

Decriminalized marijuana: Top 10 countries in the world

November 11th, 2010

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.

3 Jewish religion and the 12 step program of AA

Jewish religion and the 12 step program of AA

November 10th, 2010

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.

26 Is buprenorphine an antidepressant?

Is buprenorphine an antidepressant?

November 9th, 2010

No, buprenorphine is not an antidepressant. But you might feel less depressed after taking buprenorphine (Suboxone or Subutex). More on buprenorphine and depression here.

34 What is Valium used for?

What is Valium used for?

November 6th, 2010

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!

7 Buprenorphine sublingual tablets for opioid dependence?

Buprenorphine sublingual tablets for opioid dependence?

November 5th, 2010

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?

50 What is the difference between Ativan and Xanax?

What is the difference between Ativan and Xanax?

November 3rd, 2010

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.

BOOK REVIEW: Jewish Spirituality and Recovery from Addiction

BOOK REVIEW: Jewish Spirituality and Recovery from Addiction

November 2nd, 2010

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.

28 What is Xanax used for?

What is Xanax used for?

October 31st, 2010

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.

9Addiction recovery basics: recovered or recovering?

Addiction recovery basics: recovered or recovering?

November 13th, 2010

In the 12 step rooms of programs like A.A., addiction recovery basics dictate that we break the cycle of denial and call ourselves alcoholics or addicts. But is it healthy to continue to identify and reinforce this type of self-definition after years of sobriety? We ask questions about the assumptions of addiction recovery basics here.

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Valium half life: How long does Valium stay in your system

November 7th, 2010

Valium is a long acting benzodiazepine and Valium can stay in your system for days. But how long should you wait before drug testing for Valium? We define Valium half life here and discuss the addictive nature of this central nervous system depressant. Plus, get info about how to evaluate Valium addiction.

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11Adderall and alcohol: what happens when you mix them

Adderall and alcohol: what happens when you mix them

November 4th, 2010

Taken together, Adderall and alcohol can help you party all night long. But what happens to your body when you mix Adderall and alcohol? And what side effects can you expect? Also, we ask what universities can and should do to help address this new national pastime.

253Xanax half life: how long does Xanax stay in your system

Xanax half life: how long does Xanax stay in your system

November 1st, 2010

Xanax can stay in your system for months, depending on frequency of use. Xanax half life is defined by the amount of time it takes for 1/2 the drug to leave the body. But when is Xanax drug testing safe? And what are the signs of Xanax addiction? We explore here.

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