The elimination half-life of buprenorphine can vary from 20 to 72 hours. More on the duration of action for buprenorphine and how buprenorphine is metabolized here.
The social stigma surrounding substance use disorders is that addiction is a choice, a character flaw, and a lack of integrity. More on this stigma and how you can change it here.
Buprenorphine does not get you high if you use it the right way. While some opioid naive people may experience euphoric effect on buprenrophine, it does not cause strong side effects. More on buprenorphine and its potential for abuse here.
Symptoms to expect during Ambien detox include rebound insomnia, changes in appetite, and mood changes. More on how to prepare for detox from Ambien and its symptoms here.
Symptoms of a buprenorphine overdose can include respiratory depression, miosis and central nervous system depression. 16-32 mg dose ranges are considered "high" doses, but buprenorphine overdose is mainly related to injection. More on buprenorphine OD risks here.
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Methadone and alcohol are two substances that should not be used together. Dangerous complications including respiratory problems, low blood pressure, a weak heart rate, and coma are possible. More on risks of mixing the two here.
During Ambien detox, you can expect the recurrence of insomnia, as well as abdominal and muscle cramps, vomiting and tremors, or nervousness and panic attacks. More on how to treat these symptoms here.
Q&A on physicians and substance abuse, addictionology, and risks/prevention of drug dependence during surgery. Exclusive interview with anethesiologist, Dr. Neal Gray here.
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