Buprenorphine/Naloxone Combo Limits Risk For Buprenorphine Misuse

Buprenorphine/Naloxone Combo Limits Risk For Buprenorphine Misuse

Buprenorphine is a relatively mild opioid-based medication commonly used to help people addicted to stronger opioid drugs or medications. Although buprenorphine is designed for sublingual (under-the-tongue) use, some people abuse the medication by crushing and inhaling it. In a study published in July 2014 in the journal Addiction Biology, researchers from Columbia University assessed the […]

How Does Stigma Affect Addicts And Those Stigmatizing?

How Does Stigma Affect Addicts And Those Stigmatizing?

People are stigmatized when others view them in a generally negative light on the basis of certain narrowly perceived characteristics or attributes. Another term, negative stereotyping, refers to the same phenomenon. Many individuals affected by drug or alcohol addiction experience significant stigma as a result of their substance-related problems. In a study published in July […]

Heroin A Growing Problem In Wisconsin

Heroin A Growing Problem In Wisconsin

The abuse of heroin has been an increasing problem across the U.S. for the last several years. As prescription narcotic painkillers, which are similar to heroin, become more difficult to access, addicts have been turning to the street drug. The availability and lower price of heroin has led to widespread use in small towns, suburbs, […]