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