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Suboxone Abuse and Withdrawal Symptoms

When buprenorphine was approved for prescription use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002, the drug had been widely used in Europe to help people struggling with heroin addiction….

Suboxone vs. Methadone

Opioid addiction in the United States has reached epidemic levels. Thousands of people every year overdose on these drugs. If they are fortunate enough to survive the overdose, in too…

Methadone Withdrawal and Detox

Methadone is a synthetic analgesic painkiller that is similar to morphine, but used primarily in the treatment of heroin addiction. Since the 1990s, however, methadone has been prescribed more frequently to…

Understanding Methadone Abuse

Methadone is a synthetic opioid painkiller used primarily in the treatment of opiate addiction, especially heroin addiction. However, in the past two decades, methadone has increasingly been prescribed to treat chronic…

Length of Suboxone Withdrawal

Withdrawal, in general, is the term that refers to the physical and emotional changes people go through when they attempt to stop taking an addictive substance. These symptoms can mimic…

How Long Does Suboxone Stay in Your System?

When the Food and Drug Administration approved Suboxone in 2002, the combination of long-acting buprenorphine and overdose-halting naloxone seemed like a miracle treatment for people who needed to overcome addictions to opioid…

Understanding How Suboxone is Abused

Suboxone is a prescription medication designed to treat people who struggle with opioid addiction, such as addictions to oxycodone or heroin. The medication is a mix of buprenorphine, a partial opioid…

Detox and Treatment for Methadone

Methadone addiction is a growing problem in the United States.  The opiate-based drug made its first appearance in the US in 1947 as a pain reliever. It soon became an…

Drug Addiction Treatment and Suboxone

Suboxone is a powerful but dangerous substance which is sometimes used during drug addiction treatment for other opiates. While some people have had great success using it during drug rehab,…

Should You Use Methadone Treatment for Drug Rehab?

Methadone is a powerful drug rehabilitation tool that may help opiate addicts take control of their cravings. However, it is an extremely habit-forming substance itself, and many drug rehab patients…

Morphine, Heroin and Methadone: Treating Opioid Addiction with Opioids

Opioids are among the most widely used drugs in the world and have held this position for the better part of the last two thousand years. Derived from various parts…

Methadone: Risks and Benefits

The use of methadone as a treatment for addiction to heroin or other opiates has exploded since its introduction to the US in 1947. (1) Originally intended as a cheap…