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How can prescribers prevent pharmaceutical drug diversion? INTERVIEW with Warren Rivera

How can prescribers prevent pharmaceutical drug diversion? INTERVIEW with Warren Rivera

May 6th, 2016

Is there a way to reduce drug diversion? Can medical doctors participate in the prevention of the diversion of prescribed medications? Expert Warren Rivera explains more in this interview.

Is Campral safe?

Is Campral safe?

April 27th, 2016

Campral is a medication intended for treating alcohol dependent people who are trying to abstain. Is this medication safe or are there any unwanted side effects from its use? We explore your questions here.

4 Is methadone an effective treatment for heroin addiction? YES!

Is methadone an effective treatment for heroin addiction? YES!

March 9th, 2016

What is methadone and does it work as a treatment for opioid addiction? Methadone helps treat opioid addiction and keeps addicts off of heroin. Why is it not being used more widely? Derek Simon, Ph.D. helps us explore this issue here.

2 Is Bunavail safe?

Is Bunavail safe?

February 18th, 2016

Yes, Bunavail is generally a safe medication. Used for the treatment of opiate and opioid dependence, learn more basic information about the safety and use of Bunavail here.

2 The promises and dangers of smart drugs: Understanding the implications of using "smart drugs" to improve performance

The promises and dangers of smart drugs: Understanding the implications of using “smart drugs” to improve performance

February 3rd, 2016

We explore the abuse of so called “smart drugs” taken to enhance learning abilities by people who are not prescribed. What are the risks for addiction and unwanted side-effects? See more, here.

Does Nalmefene help with alcohol addiction?

Does Nalmefene help with alcohol addiction?

December 30th, 2015

Yes, Nalmefene can be used to treat alcoholism. Nalmefene works by reducing the positive reward effect of alcohol and affects its sedative and dysphoric properties. More here on Nalmefene as a treatment for alcohol addiction (with a section for your questions at the end).

4 Does Vivitrol help with withdrawal?

Does Vivitrol help with withdrawal?

December 25th, 2015

No. Vivitrol injections do not prevent withdrawal symptoms that may occur when you stop drinking alcohol or using opiates/opioids. More on how Vivitrol works to treat symptoms related to addiction here.

2 Does Vivitrol help with cravings?

Does Vivitrol help with cravings?

November 2nd, 2015

Yes, Vivitrol helps with cravings for alcohol and opiates/opioids. More on how Vivitrol (naltrexone) works in the body here.

2 Does health insurance cover Acamprosate?

Does health insurance cover Acamprosate?

August 9th, 2015

Yes. Insurance often covers the treatment of alcohol use disorders with acamprosate. More on how to access affordable acamprosate here.

50 How long does Subutex stay in your system?

How long does Subutex stay in your system?

June 16th, 2015

Subutex (buprenorphine) can be detected in the system for about 72 hours. More on the detection window and metabolism of Subutex here.

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