Methadone Rehabilitation

Methadone, a synthetic opioid drug classified alongside heroin, morphine, and codeine, is commonly used to relieve pain. It is also used to treat the uncomfortable symptoms in those withdrawing from heroin and other narcotics. Unfortunately, methadone is an addictive drug in and of itself. When administered by a medical professional and taken as directed, methadone…

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Are “Safe” Drugs the Answer?

What would you rather lose, a few dollars or your life? That is the idea behind DanceSafe, an awareness and education organization that offered drug testing at Coachella and other music festivals, dance events and raves. Specifically targeting the drug 3.4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), otherwise known as “Molly,” a synthetic amphetamine derivative, the people behind DanceSafe take…

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Pain Management Techniques

Pain is a way of life for many people. Living with chronic pain as a result of injury or disease can be very difficult. Think back to the last time you had a headache, a sore back from doing too much yard work, or a toe stubbed on the coffee table. Remember how distracting the…

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Drug Testing at Festivals Could Save Lives

Summer means warmer temperatures, and warmer temperatures mean the start of music festival season. For emergency departments and law enforcement, music festivals mean one thing: increased rates of death and injury from drug overdose. Music festivals and drug use often seem to go hand in hand. From heroin to bath salts, the drugs sold at…

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Opiate Rehabilitation

Opiates are dangerous, habit-forming drugs that are used clinically to relieve pain and recreationally to get high. Derived from the poppy plant, they are sometimes called narcotics or opioids, and they include drugs such as heroin, morphine, and codeine; synthetic opiates include commonly abused drugs such as OxyContin and Vicodin. Other opiates include hydrocodone, oxycodone,…

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Prescription Drug Abuse

Prescription Drug Rehab When it comes to dealing with our everyday stresses, many of us will turn to various outlets as a means to relieve us of the pressures from our personal and work lives. Most turn to their hobbies, families and other methods of relaxation to ease this stress, but for some, prescription drugs…

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Codeine Addiction and Rehabilitation

Codeine is the most widely used, naturally occurring narcotic in medical treatment in the world. It is an addictive alkaloid found in opium in concentrations ranging from 0.7 to 2.5 percent. Most codeine used in the United States is produced from morphine, and is the starting material for not only codeine, but also dihydrocodeine and…

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