heroin detox medications

Heroin Detox Medications

The U.S. Food and Drug administration approved buprenorphine (branded drugs include Suboxone and Subutex) as heroin detox medications for the use of opioid withdrawal and as a maintenance therapy. Learn More: Introduction to the Heroin Detox Process How do heroin detox medications work? In terms of the withdrawal process, these medications are regarded for their…

How to Address an Oxycodone Addiction

In this segment, we are going to discuss oxycodone addiction, how the drug affects the human body, and the various types of treatments that are available to those who may have found themselves physically dependent on the medication. Learn More: Overcome Oxycodone Addiction What is Oxycodone? Oxycodone is an opioid pain reliever prescribed to people…

Seeking Treatment for Oxycodone Addiction

Many Americans have developed an oxycodone addiction – or at bare minimum, a dependency, on the prescription pain medication. If you think you or a loved one may be struggling with oxycodone addiction, read on to help in determining what the best course of action may be in order to successfully recover. Learn More: Information…

What are benzos and are they addictive?

Benzodiazepines, also referred to as benzos, are a class of agents that work on the central nervous system, acting selectively on gamma-aminobutyric acid-A (GABA-A) receptors in the brain. GABA is a neurotransmitter that inhibits or reduces the activity of nerve cells (neurons) within the brain. Benzodiazepines open GABA-activated chloride channels, and allow chloride ions to…

Drug Overdose Deaths Hit Record Numbers (Data Provided)

(for full data, see attachment at end of article) Drug overdose deaths have continued with a steady increase in recent years, while the opioid crisis shifts from taking lives with painkillers like oxycodone to more lethal compounds like heroin and fentanyl, new data show. Overall, the rate of fatal overdoses from all drugs has increased…