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[16 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]

There is a clear rise in the amount of prescription drug addiction cases reported yearly. Getting addicted to prescription drugs are really nothing new but with the introduction of more modified molecules of old favorites, the choices have increased tremendously. The opiate analgesics are the worst offenders simply because they are opiates and are close to the street-obtained opiates.

For example, oxycodone which is an opiate analgesic is formulated as Percocet, Percodan, OxyContin and Combunox. These are just the popular brands; lots more are available especially from online pharmacies.  These drugs …

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[2 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]

Opiate addiction is a growing public health menace and over the years, efforts have been made to help addicts overcoming their opiate dependence. The most successful intervention method is opiate replacement therapy followed by dose reduction until the addict is fully recovered. Once, the only drug used for opiate detox is methadone. In the last decade, new molecules have been introduced and approved to help overcome opiate dependency.
Methadone was introduced in the US in 1947 to treat addicts and help wean them off drugs. Not until 2000 was a new …

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An Overview of Vivitrol in the Management of Opiate Addiction
[31 May 2011 | One Comment | ]
An Overview of Vivitrol in the Management of Opiate Addiction

The FDA’s approval of Vivitrol for the management of opiate addiction represents an important milestone in the public health policy regarding drug abuse. Vivitrol was first approved for the treatment of alcohol addiction in the US in 2006 and has demonstrated its efficacy in controlled studies for addicts hooked on opiates like heroin and morphine as well as prescription drugs such as oxycodone.
Vivitrol is the third drug approved to help addicts overcome their opiate addictions. The others are methadone and suboxone. Methadone is the oldest drug used in the treatment …

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A Quick Guide To Opiate Addiction
[10 May 2011 | No Comment | ]

Opiates are not new. They have been here for ages and so is the scourge of opiate addiction. The name is derived from opium, a poppy plant. The major opiates are morphine, codeine and heroin. Of these, morphine and heroin are the ones commonly used by addicts. Apart from these plant-derived opiates, there are synthetic opioids. These are opiate-like drugs which are derivatives of the core opiate molecules. Examples of such are Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, Hydromorphone, Methadone, Darvon and Demerol. Opiates and, by extension, synthetic opioids are primarily analgesics. They are …

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Addiction and Methadone: An Overview
[9 May 2011 | No Comment | ]

A drug with an addictive potential is one with which it is easy to form a habit of using. Opiates are popular examples of such drugs. They produce a euphoric high followed by a crash. This high is found desirable in users most of whom are depressed. Continuous use of opiates leads to continual craving and thus addiction. While opiate addiction is an expensive habit, getting off such drugs can be quite difficult for a number of reasons. To help addicts recover faster, methadone was introduced.
Methadone itself is an opioid. …

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Methadone Treatment: Does it Work? Is it Safe?
[28 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]

Methadone is not a new drug neither is it newly used in addressing opiate dependency.  Therefore, it is a drug that has a good track record for the treatment of opiate withdrawal. Opiates like heroin and morphine, act chiefly on receptors in the brain. They cause the release of a large of amount dopamine there. The effects of this excessive release are what addicts find desirable.  Methadone is an opioid, which means that it acts similarly to the opiates. As a safer alternative, it occupies those same receptors in the …

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Urine Drug Testing: Merits and Demerits
[28 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Urine Drug Testing: Merits and Demerits

The most popular drug testing method is urine analysis. It involves the collection of urine and the screening of the samples in drug panels to detect measurable levels of ingested drugs. Urine drug testing kits are portable which means that they can be used on-site as well as in the laboratory.

This flexibility has contributed to the popularity and widespread approval of urine drug testing among methods of testing for ingested drugs. It is, therefore, expected that urine drug testing will attract some controversies. It has its pros and cons and while …

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What You Should Know About Heroin and Methadone Withdrawal?
[4 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
What You Should Know About Heroin and Methadone Withdrawal?

People with heroin addiction are constantly seeking means to overcome their pains. Such pain can be physical and/or emotional. Heroin serves this purpose because it is a strong painkiller capable of not only eliminating bodily pain but also mental pain and psychological stress. In truth, heroin numbs the body by acting at the receptors signaling responses associated with pain. The use of methadone as a maintenance anti-addictive is so as to reduce the dependence on heroin.
Methadone is an opioid which although chemically different from the opiates, heroin and morphine, acts …

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Since I cannot reverse time from heroin what do I do now?
[8 Feb 2010 | 13 Comments | ]

I am on the methadone program and have been clean and sober for 1 year 11 months and two days, until Sunday evening that is. Now I did not use down which is good, but I did use meth. For what reason I do not know, or I do not know if I know. What I do not know is what to do now. My idiot side feels like ‘oh well I used so maybe I should just keep on using’, but then the practicable side says to just keep …

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[3 Sep 2009 | 6 Comments | ]

D’s Gurl asked: Okay short story: mom on drugs, mom goes on methadone..mom has baby..baby is going through withdrawls and ends up in NICU on morphine..they took baby off morphine yesterday to see how she does..and now today they put her on methadone, and want to send her home 2morrow? Why would hospitals let a baby go home on methadone with already known drug abusers?? anything else about methadone babies ect info welcome..medical billing programs