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Methadone vs. Suboxone

Opiate addiction has claimed the lives of millions of people for centuries. For a long time, there were no medical treatments for addiction to drugs like morphine or heroin. Science, however, has caught up to the problem and has given us medical solutions to addiction. The two most widely used [...]

2019-04-20T00:36:16+00:00 April 20th, 2019|Blog, Controlled Substances, Drug Addiction|

Signs of Opioid Addiction

More than 2 million Americans abuse opioid pain medication and nearly 90 people die daily from an opioid overdose. Misuse of pain medication in the U.S. is second only to marijuana use. Opioids make your brain and body think you need them for survival. They are very powerful in their [...]

2019-04-14T20:52:49+00:00 April 14th, 2019|Addiction, Drug Addiction, Recovery|

Suboxone Addiction

The drug Suboxone is designed to help opioid addicts stop using drugs by tapering them off gradually. Opioid drugs like heroin, morphine, and pain relievers like hydrocodone and oxycodone are incredibly addictive and cannot be stopped cold turkey. Suboxone works to stop opioid addiction, but not become addictive itself.  The [...]

2019-04-11T10:10:53+00:00 April 10th, 2019|Addiction, Controlled Substances, Detox, Drug Addiction, Drug Information|

Fentanyl Patch Abuse

Fentanyl was developed as a powerful painkiller for patients who developed resistance to narcotic pain medication. It is powerful opioid that is 100 times more powerful than morphine and 50 times more potent than heroin. Fentanyl is usually prescribed to cancer patients and those with terminal, painful conditions. The drug [...]

2019-04-08T01:47:37+00:00 April 8th, 2019|Controlled Substances, Drug Addiction, Prescription Drugs|

Carfentanil: A Hidden Killer

With the dangerous drugs like fentanyl recently flooding the news due to the opioid crisis in America, there seems to be more and more to worry about. DHS Secretary Kristjen Nielsen recently said that Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) captured enough fentanyl last year to kill every American twice over. [...]

2019-03-11T21:36:57+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Controlled Substances, Drug Addiction, News|

Cotton Fever or Withdrawal?

A common side effect of intravenous drug use is called Cotton Fever (also known as “The Shakes” in the U.K.) . It occurs when intravenous drug suspensions are filtered through unclean household cotton and bacteria enters the bloodstream. While cotton fever is not a recognized medical condition, it is widely [...]

2019-03-19T22:26:59+00:00 February 13th, 2019|Controlled Substances, Detox, Drug Addiction, Uncategorized|

Deadly Combinations: How Benzos are Overlooked in the Opioid Crisis

Benzodiazepines are a class of sedatives used to treat anxiety and/or insomnia. The most popular benzo on the market is Xanax, which has over 50 million prescriptions written each year in the U.S. Many Americans see benzos as socially acceptable and as a helpful way to treat anxiety. An overlooked [...]

2019-01-29T03:39:48+00:00 January 29th, 2019|Addiction, Controlled Substances, Drug Addiction, Prescription Drugs|

What Happened to Artie Lange? The Dangers of Snorting Heroin

Comedian Artie Lange recently made headlines with his social media pictures of his destroyed nose due to over 30 years of heroin, cocaine, and opioid abuse. Close to last Christmas, Lange posted pictures where he is almost unrecognizable from his many years on TV and radio. Many comedians have flooded [...]

2019-02-28T17:54:34+00:00 January 20th, 2019|Controlled Substances, Drug Addiction, News|

Dangers of Isolation

A very dangerous and pervasive outcome of addiction in the tendency to isolate. Circumstances like conflict between friends and family members over one’s addiction can cause the addicted person to seek solitude. Warped thinking caused by extended substance abuse can rationalize the need for one to be alone because it [...]

2018-12-30T00:02:19+00:00 December 30th, 2018|Addiction, Blog, Drug Addiction|