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3 When does fentanyl withdrawal start?

When does fentanyl withdrawal start?

April 7th, 2016

Withdrawal from Fentanyl can begin in the first 24 hours following cessation of use. While symptoms intensify about 72 hours after use, they usually resolve within 7-10 days. More here on Fentanyl and withdrawal symptoms here.

3 How is buprenorphine used effectively? INTERVIEW with Dr. David Simon, M.D.

How is buprenorphine used effectively? INTERVIEW with Dr. David Simon, M.D.

April 5th, 2016

Prescribed buprenorphine is an important part of pharmacological treatment for heroin, opiate, or opioid addiction. But how can it be used most effectively? We explore Q&As on buprenorphine with one of the first prescribers of Suboxone, Dr. David Simon, M.D. More here!

Buprenorphine

Buprenorphine

March 15th, 2016

As a semi-synthetic drug, Buprenorphine is used to treat chronic and severe pain and to help recovering opiate/opioid users avoid withdrawal. But, is it addictive? Find out here:

Is Antabuse safe?

Is Antabuse safe?

March 13th, 2016

Antabuse is a prescription medication intended for the treatment of alcohol dependency. Read more about how to take it safely here.

5 The pain meds are not working: The slippery slope of physical dependency on prescription opioids

The pain meds are not working: The slippery slope of physical dependency on prescription opioids

March 12th, 2016

An in-depth look at the difference between dependence and addiction from the perspective of Enterhealth Chief Medical Strategist and industry thought leader, Dr. Harold Clifton Urschel, M.D. More here on what’s REALLY going on when you take pain meds and how to get honest about a possible problem.

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.

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.

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