How can doctors responsibly prescribe opioid medications to patients? A review of a landmark case from 2015 AND recommendations from former DEA Special Agent, Warren Rivera, here.
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When you’re ready to face addiction, you can discuss help & treatment options with a trusted helpline. More on what happens during that call here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The promises and dangers of smart drugs: Understanding the implications of using “smart drugs” to improve performanceFebruary 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.
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).
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.
Yes, Vivitrol helps with cravings for alcohol and opiates/opioids. More on how Vivitrol (naltrexone) works in the body here.