Once deemed the “wonder drug” for getting people off heroin, Suboxone is now under fire. What was supposed to be a solution to help people recover from opioid addiction is now being questioned. It was marketed as a treatment drug that would help people get off prescription painkillers and heroin. Federal prosecutors have now found that Suboxone is prone [...]
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According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, the abuse of opioids such as prescription pain medications and heroin in America is "unprecedented". 1999-2014, the rate of fatal overdoses involving opioids nearly quadrupled That equates to over 165,000 deaths More than 60% of ALL drug overdose deaths involve opioids On an average day in the United States, 3900 [...]
Has the time come for Vivitrol to become the “go-to” addiction treatment of choice? According to a brand-new study published just this month in The Lancet, Vivitrol is even better at preventing relapse than buprenorphine-based Suboxone. After a six-month study, results showed that compared to patients receiving Suboxone, patients given Vivitrol relapsed at a lower rate – 52% to [...]
If you’re addicted to opioids – whether you’re hooked on heroin or legal prescription opioids like Hydrocodone or Oxycontin – you know how devastating this addiction can be. Opioid addiction causes major health problems and makes managing the basic responsibilities that come with everyday living almost impossible. Chances are, you’ve tried just about everything to kick your addiction to [...]
Subutex vs. Suboxone is often a choice that addiction treatment professionals are forced to make. Both of these drugs are used to treat opioid addiction. They both contain the active ingredient, buprenorphine. This is an opioid drug that functions as a partial mu-opioid receptor antagonist. That means it keeps opioid drugs from working in the body. However, which one [...]
Suboxone is a combination of buprenorphine (a narcotic) and naloxone. Naloxone is used to help withdrawal symptoms in opioid addicts and should keep users from becoming addicted. It is commonly used for patients in opioid recovery. Suboxone is often taken in a dissolvable strip that looks like a breath strip. It’s as small as a postage stamp and easy to [...]
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News that the FDA approved Dsuvia, an opioid 5 to 10 times more potent than fentanyl, at the end of 2018 has made headlines across the country. This had led to a huge uproar among the community, as many believe that this prescription drug will only worsen the opioid epidemic that the country is facing. https://www.youtube.com/embed/yG8zr0L3wtk There are differing [...]
When I was 21, I tried heroin for the first time. I didn’t think much of it. In fact, I was wondering what all my friends were raving about. But at the same time, it made me feel really calm and chilled out – mellow. A week later, I tried again. Heroin Addiction: From Bad to Worse in Record Time [...]
Synthetic opioids are taking the lead when it comes to fatal overdoses. From 2010 to 2016, fatal overdoses involving synthetic opioids jumped from 14% to a whopping 46%. Fentanyl, in particular, is a big contender. Of the 42,249 fatal overdoses in 2016, 19,413 of them involved synthetic opioids, like fentanyl. Many drug abusers use drugs and alcohol together currently. [...]