In a succession of revelations through which the heroin addict eventually becomes disenchanted with the using lifestyle, he or she decides it is finally time to quit. Self-disgust for the destruction that heroin addiction has wrought in their life and the lives of loved ones is one key motivator for getting clean, as well as … Continue reading Steps to Getting Help with Heroin Withdrawal
Is Methadone Treatment right for you? I have no idea — that is for a doctor or treatment center to decide. The good news is that if you are addicted to Heroin (Opioids) you have options, to get clean and sober. This is the last article of a three-part series about Medication Assisted Treatment for … Continue reading Methadone Maintenance Treatment ….
Suboxone® is a medication that is used to treat addiction. Background Prescription opioid pain medications such as Oxycontin and Vicodin are very addictive. These drugs can have effects similar to heroin ... especially when taken in large doses or taken other than prescribed. Not everyone who uses opioids gets addicted. But it is difficult to … Continue reading Wondering what Suboxone® is?
Fast Facts about Naltrexone. Naltrexone helps you avoid relapse. It is legal and is administered under a doctor’s care. It is NOT just another drug to abuse. Naltrexone is produced under safe conditions and sold legally. There is no risk of getting tainted doses, which can happen with street drugs. You can stop taking Naltrexone at … Continue reading Medication for Addiction – Naltrexone (Part 1)
Modern Treatment for Alcoholism includes medication. Doctor's who tested Naltrexone on patients with Alcoholism, saw three kinds of effects. Naltrexone can reduce a patient’s urge or desire to drink. Naltrexone helps patients remain abstinent. Naltrexone can interfere with the patient’s desire to continue drinking more if he/she slips and has a drink.