Bupe Implants vs. Suboxone: Which One Is a Better Choice for Opiate Detox?

Probuphine: an implantable version of buprenorphine that provides ongoing detox assistance for up to six months. It’s a medication that offers a number of benefits, including: Impossible to abuse Can’t skip a dose Impossible to sell on the black market Protects children who might find the medication and overdose Sounds like a great option for people hoping to overcome opiate … Read More

Should You Use Meds to Detox Off Alcohol?

Did you know that there are a number of medications – not just one or two options – that have been proven to be effective in the treatment of alcohol withdrawal symptoms in clinical trials? If so, you’re in the minority. Very few people know the depth and breadth of their options when it comes to alcohol detox, and those … Read More

The Addiction Stigma 

Over the past decade, more and more research has demonstrated that addiction is a medical disorder. Demonstrable changes in the brain and the ability to control compulsive behaviors has been shown time and again when different drugs are abused regularly. In some cases, even occasional use of addictive drugs has been shown to cause significant brain changes. Yet, despite these … Read More

Cocaine Detox: Is Now the Time?

Users often refer to cocaine as a “maintenance” drug. Many report using it so they can better manage in social situations, stay up and drink longer, or power through intense projects at work on little sleep. Unfortunately, the drug provides none of the benefits that more positive “maintenance” choices, like sleep or good nutrition, might. Cocaine can erode both mental … Read More

Detox Programs: Which One Is Right for You?

There are a number of different styles of detox programs available to patients who are seeking help in stopping use of drugs and alcohol. No one choice is right for everyone. The one that’s right for you will depend upon: Your confidence in your ability to avoid relapse Your drug of choice Your mental health treatment needs Your goals for … Read More

Most Painkiller Abusers Unprepared for Overdose

Thanks to the education efforts of government organizations, the medical community in general, and prescribing physicians, most people know that abuse of painkillers can lead to overdose. However, a new study published in the International Journal of Drug Policy reports that most people who abuse painkillers are not prepared to handle an overdose if it occurs, according to the U.S. … Read More

Does At-Home Detox Work?

Stopping use of all drugs and alcohol can be a scary prospect when they play a large role in a person’s life. To leave home at the same time and face the challenges and difficulties that inevitably come with the process without the support of friends or family may seem overwhelming to some. So is it safe to attempt to … Read More

More States Allow Residents to Fight Overdose With Naloxone

Naloxone has been the focus of a big push from lobby groups across the country intent on helping friends and family members of addicts to better come to the aid of their addicted loved ones when in crisis. A drug that effectively blocks the effects of opiates in the system and allows the patient to “come out of” an overdose … Read More

Benefits of Professional Cocaine Detox

When your loved one is living with a cocaine addiction, his first response to your concern that things are getting out of control may be to promise to immediately curb his drug use on his own. Unfortunately, when an active cocaine addiction is the root problem, it’s almost impossible to stop getting high without professional cocaine detox. A medical disorder, … Read More

Is Your Addicted Family Member Getting Drugs From You?

You don’t use drugs, and you don’t condone recreational drug use, so how could you possibly be the one contributing to your loved one’s drug abuse or addiction? Unfortunately, simply having addictive painkillers in your medicine cabinet is all you need to do to inadvertently support someone’s ongoing drug dependence. But if you believe that it’s not happening in your … Read More