Tuesday July 29th 2014

prescription-drug

Buprenorphine overdose: How much buprenorphine to OD?

July 13th, 2014

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.

Signs and symptoms of OxyContin addiction

July 10th, 2014

You can become addicted to OxyContin even after prescription use? How can you tell that you or someone you love is addicted to OxyContin? 15+ signs and symptoms of addiction to Oxy here.

Mixing methadone with alcohol

July 5th, 2014

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.

Ambien detox treatment

July 4th, 2014

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.

Physician substance abuse: INTERVIEW with Dr. Neal Gray

June 30th, 2014

Q&A on physicians and substance abuse, addictionology, and risks/prevention of drug dependence during surgery. Exclusive interview with anethesiologist, Dr. Neal Gray here.

Should sober living houses be covered by insurance? INTERVIEW with Opportunities Halfway House

June 24th, 2014

A review of the PROs and CONs of combining insurance with halfway house reimbursement. An article of interest to parents and regulating state/federal governments! More about sober living and insurance here.

How to create a gratitude list

June 22nd, 2014

Gratitude = positive attitude. How can you start to incorporate gratefulness every day? Learn how to make a gratitude list in 7 easy steps here.

Sober summer activities

June 21st, 2014

Some ideas for fun-in-the-sun activities..without the hangover!

Preventing prescription opioid overdose

June 20th, 2014

Popping a few extra pills can seem benign, but treatments such as psychotherapy, meditation, exercise, and dietary changes carry fewer risks and, in many cases, may work better to manage symptoms. More on Rx opioid overdose and its signs here.

What is oxycodone used for?

June 19th, 2014

Oxycodone is an opiate used to relieve moderate to severe pain. It works by changing the way the brain and nervous system respond to pain. More on oxycodone here.