Sunday April 20th 2014

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How long does methadone last?

April 11th, 2014

How long does it take before methadone wears off? Generally, after a single oral dose effects can last from 6 to 8 hours, depending on patterns of use. More on duration of methadone effects here.

Can you get high on opioids?

April 10th, 2014

Yes, you can get high on opioids. But how does euphoric effect work in the brain? And what are your risks of addiction or dependence? We review here.

Addiction: Is my partner an addict?

April 9th, 2014

Questions to help guide you in identifying addiction in a spouse or partner.

Signs and symptoms of Percocet addiction

April 7th, 2014

Symptoms of Percocet addiction include doctor shopping, non-prescription use, and continued use of Percocet despite negative life consequences. More signs here.

Recovering from relapse: The 7 R's

April 5th, 2014

What is the best way to get back on track with recovery after a relapse? Addictions therapist Beth Burgess shares the 7 vital steps to recovering from relapse - and coming back even stronger.

Increasing your self-esteem in addiction recovery

March 31st, 2014

Addicts are prone to low self-esteem, especially in early recovery. So how can you increase your self-esteem? 4 practical tips and suggestions here.

Can addiction be good?

March 30th, 2014

An addiction is something that takes over your life. When treated, addiction can be a blessing in disguise...but there are no good addictions. More on understanding the compulsive urges that characterize addiction here

What is the difference between Oxycontin and oxycodone?

March 27th, 2014

OxyContin contains oxycodone, but includes a time-release mechanism so that the pain-killing effect lasts longer (meaning the drug does not have to be taken as often). But do oxycodone and OxyContin differ in other ways, also? We review here.

Does Suboxone (buprenorphine) treat pain?

March 25th, 2014

Buprenorphine (the main ingredient in Suboxone) is a potent opioid analgesic, and has been used intravenously to treat pain for over 30 years. More on Suboxone for pain here.

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The benefits of a drug or alcohol intervention

March 23rd, 2014

When faced with withdrawing all familial support, how can you pull off an intervention? Dr. Howard Samuels sheds some light on this tough topic here.