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Is Depade safe?

Is Depade safe?

March 10th, 2016

Yes, Depade is a relatively safe medication for use in drug or alcohol dependence. More here on the safety and efficacy of Depade for addiction, with a section at the end for questions.

4 Is methadone an effective treatment for heroin addiction? YES!

Is methadone an effective treatment for heroin addiction? YES!

March 9th, 2016

What is methadone and does it work as a treatment for opioid addiction? Methadone helps treat opioid addiction and keeps addicts off of heroin. Why is it not being used more widely? Derek Simon, Ph.D. helps us explore this issue here.

3 Are fentanyl patches addictive?

Are fentanyl patches addictive?

March 7th, 2016

Yes, Fentanyl patches can be addictive and cause both physical and/or psychological dependence. More here.

2 Adderall

Adderall

March 3rd, 2016

What is Adderal and how is it prescribed? From effects and side effects, to the adverse symptoms of overdose and what you should do in case of an OD, we explain more here.

1 Getting rid of chronic pain without risking addiction

Getting rid of chronic pain without risking addiction

February 26th, 2016

Looking to treat chronic pain WITHOUT getting addicted to painkillers? Addiction psychiatrist, Dr. Alkesh Patel helps you explore your options and alternative treatments here.

2 Is Bunavail safe?

Is Bunavail safe?

February 18th, 2016

Yes, Bunavail is generally a safe medication. Used for the treatment of opiate and opioid dependence, learn more basic information about the safety and use of Bunavail here.

1 Is acamprosate safe?

Is acamprosate safe?

February 10th, 2016

Acamprosate is a prescription medication prescribed to help people who are alcohol dependent. How can you use acamprosate safely? And are there any risks or considerations to keep in mind? Find out in this article.

Prescription opioid addiction, mental health illness and treatment for teens

Prescription opioid addiction, mental health illness and treatment for teens

February 8th, 2016

A featured article from Dr. Lisa R. Fortuna, MD, MPH, expert on teen addiction who helps outline mental health issues for parents. Here, she considers the research on the social and neuro-developmental factors related to teen substance use disorders and mental health, and translates that into everyday language and practical recommendations.

4 Does Fentanyl get you high?

Does Fentanyl get you high?

February 7th, 2016

Yes, Fentanyl can get you high. In fact, this opioid synthetic drug can absolutely be abused and produce an intense but short-term high, similar to heroin or other opiate painkillers, but much, much stronger. More here on how Fentanyl woks (and its dangers) with a section for your questions at the end.

2 The promises and dangers of smart drugs: Understanding the implications of using "smart drugs" to improve performance

The promises and dangers of smart drugs: Understanding the implications of using “smart drugs” to improve performance

February 3rd, 2016

We explore the abuse of so called “smart drugs” taken to enhance learning abilities by people who are not prescribed. What are the risks for addiction and unwanted side-effects? See more, here.

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