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13 Hydrocodone

Hydrocodone

November 2nd, 2015

What is hydrocodone? Hydrocodone is a a semi-synthetic opioid derived from codeine. Hydrocodone is in a group of drugs called narcotic pain relievers. It is a Schedule II or Schedule III drug (this varies as a result of different formulations) available only in combination with other ingredients, specifically intended for oral use. In fact, hydrocodone […]

2 Does Vivitrol help with cravings?

Does Vivitrol help with cravings?

November 2nd, 2015

Yes, Vivitrol helps with cravings for alcohol and opiates/opioids. More on how Vivitrol (naltrexone) works in the body here.

Can you die from taking Ritalin?

Can you die from taking Ritalin?

September 2nd, 2015

Ritalin (methylphenidate) may cause sudden death, heart attack or stroke in people with heart defects or serious heart problems. More here on risks and adverse effects of Ritalin here.

5 Can you get addicted to Subutex? Is Subutex addictive?

Can you get addicted to Subutex? Is Subutex addictive?

August 20th, 2015

Subutex (buprenorphine) has a low abuse potential. The risk of developing addiction is also low. However, some people grow an uncontrollable need and compulsion for Subutex, which is characterized as addiction. Read more details, here.

281 Five (5) facts about benzodiazepine withdrawal (you need to know)

Five (5) facts about benzodiazepine withdrawal (you need to know)

August 16th, 2015

Benzodiazepine withdrawal can be debilitating. How can you support yourself during detox? Five (5) facts and considerations here. With a section at the end for your questions and comments.

9 Does Suboxone help with cravings?

Does Suboxone help with cravings?

August 3rd, 2015

Yes, Suboxone addresses drug cravings. Suboxone contains both buprenorphine and naloxone to decrease your desire for opiates and to block their effects should you take them. More on how Suboxone works as a complement to addiction treatment here.

3 Adderall detox timeline: How long to detox from Adderall?

Adderall detox timeline: How long to detox from Adderall?

July 29th, 2015

The general onset of Adderall detox symptoms occurs within a few hours after Adderall effects wear off. And the length of time until detox resolvescan vary from weeks to months later, due to post acute withdrawal symptoms (PAWS). A general Adderall detox timeline here.

Why do successful students use Adderall (and how you can help them)?

Why do successful students use Adderall (and how you can help them)?

July 15th, 2015

Adderall addicts may not fit the stereotype of addiction. But using Adderall as a performance enhancer can lead to addiction. So, how can you help a student who has problems with Adderall? More here.

141 What your doctors won't tell you about benzo withdrawal

What your doctors won’t tell you about benzo withdrawal

July 7th, 2015

The Huffington Post recently published one view on benzos and benzo withdrawal. Here’s a patient’s account of the reality of the situation and a plan for what needs to happen to prevent future suffering.

18 Does Valium show up on drug tests?

Does Valium show up on drug tests?

June 17th, 2015

Yes, Valium shows up as a benzodiazepine and is detected in many 5-10 panel drug testing kits. In fact, urine concentrations of metabolites are detectable for several days to weeks after last use of Valium. More here on drug testing for Valium.

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