3 Medications For Treatments In Opioid Addiction And Relapse Prevention

3 Medications For Treatments In Opioid Addiction And Relapse Prevention

Naloxone, oral naltrexone and Vivitrol (injectable naltrexone) are three medications used to treat people recovering from opioid addictions or people experiencing an opioid overdose. These medications produce their benefits by counteracting the primary effects of opioid drugs and medications in the body and brain. While naloxone, naltrexone and Vivitrol all have well-established suitability as treatments, […]

Heroin: the Uncut Truth

Heroin: the Uncut Truth

The use of drugs like heroin for recreational purposes is often a topic of hot debate; but some of the horror stories hitting the news lately have forced a few pauses as well as the question: are the drugs themselves really so bad, or is it the substances employed to cut them? It seems unfathomable, […]

Study Says Methadone May Be Linked with More E.R. Visits, Overdoses Than OxyContin and Vicodin

Fatalities in the U.S. linked with opioid drug use, such as prescription painkillers, have been sharply increasing for the past decade, despite increased federal and state initiatives to cut down on opioid abuse. However, recent information is also drawing attention to a powerful, but lesser-known cause of fatalities – methadone prescriptions – which have recently […]