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How Is Liquid Methadone Abused?

Methadone is an opioid medication with a long half-life that can be used to treat opioid dependence and addiction to shorter-acting opioids, such as heroin, fentanyl, or prescription pain relievers...

What Is Methadone Tapering?

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) reports that in 2016 around 2.5 million adults in the United States struggled with addiction involving an opioid drug, such as a prescription painkiller (e.g.,...

Is Suboxone Addictive? Why Is It Used for Opioid Withdrawal?

Opioid tolerance, dependence, and addiction all arise due to changes in the brain that occur from chronic opioid abuse. According to a report published in Addiction Science & Clinical Practice,...

Are There Alternatives to Methadone Treatment?

Methadone was created in Germany in 1939 as a less addictive alternative to morphine, although it wasn’t approved for use until 1947. The use of methadone as a painkiller spread...

Effects of Suboxone Use by Pregnant Women

Suboxone consists of both buprenorphine (which can decrease opioid cravings, lessen withdrawal from opioids, and diminish other opioids’ effects) and naloxone (which may deter a person from snorting or injecting...

How Long Does Methadone Stay in Your Body

A person who is questioning the duration of methadone’s activity in the body is likely to be currently taking this drug or planning on doing so. For this reason, it...

Methadone Abuse and Detox

Methadone, also known by the brand name Dolophine, is a synthetic opioid drug that is often used for withdrawal management from opioids, oftentimes meaning heroin. Opiate or opioid drugs are...

Suboxone Abuse and Medical Detox 

Before discussing Suboxone, it is important to clarify a few terms. The term medical detox is a term that is no longer commonly used by the majority of professional organizations that research and develop...

The Dangers of Methadone

Methadone has been used to treat heroin addiction since the 1960s. Since the early 2000s, it has been used as an alternative medication to treat chronic pain. Believed to be...

The Dangers of Suboxone

The opioid addiction epidemic in the US continues to be an issue of major concern for people from all walks of life. According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug...

What Are the Withdrawal Symptoms of Suboxone?

According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.9 million Americans misused prescription opioids and over 8,000 used heroin. An estimated 2.0 million Americans have an opioid...

Using Suboxone Detox at Home: Is It Safe?

Suboxone is the brand name of a drug containing buprenorphine, a medication designed to help those addicted to opioids achieve recovery. Opioids like heroin, morphine, and OxyContin are highly addictive....

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