May 7, 2019

What are the Different Drugs Used for Heroin and Opioid Detox?

Understanding Heroin and Opioid Detox When someone is struggling with addiction to heroin or opioids, it can be almost impossible to quit cold turkey. This is due to unpleasant withdrawal symptoms, as well as intense drug cravings. When someone quits cold turkey, they will have to experience all these debilitating withdrawal symptoms and manage strong […]

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May 3, 2019

What is the Timeline for Withdrawal from Opioids?

Getting Clean from Opioids Making the decision to finally get clean from opioids is the most important step in your life. Chances are, you have tried to control your use but are unable to withdrawal from opioids. This is completely normal because one of the major signs of addiction is the inability to control use. […]

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May 1, 2019

Can I Detox From Methadone?

What is Detox from Methadone Like? Methadone is a long-acting opioid medication. It was originally designed to help people in treatment struggling with addiction to opioids, such as heroin. It is used to slowly wean people off of heroin and opioids so that they do not experience sudden and unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. However, methadone in […]

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April 26, 2019

What is the Best Way to Get Clean from Heroin and Opioids?

Ready to Get Clean from Heroin and Opioids? Opioids are an extremely addictive medication, so it is no surprise that opioid addiction and overdoses are on the rise. As opioids become more expensive and difficult to obtain, many people turn to heroin in order to fulfill their needs. The more opioids someone takes, the more […]

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April 18, 2019

Does Clonidine Work Managing Withdrawal Symptoms?

What is Clonidine? Originally developed as a nasal decongestant, Clonidine has been found to work very well for patients experiencing withdrawal symptoms from opiates. According to the JamaNetwork, Clonidine produces a rapid and statistically significant decrease in opiate withdrawal signs and symptoms. Clonidine administration for 14 days enabled all patients to be successfully detoxified from […]

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April 24, 2013

New Jersey Establishes Drug Abuse Task Force

No one can argue that there isn’t an epidemic of prescription drug abuse in this country. We see the stories in newspapers across the nation every week. But what is perhaps startling for many are the statistics showing that this epidemic is most prevalent among people ages eighteen to twenty-five.  In New Jersey the problem […]

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April 12, 2013

Buprenorphine and Treating Prescription Drug Abuse

The battle to end the prescription drug abuse epidemic in the United States is now more complicated than ever. The Wall Street Journal reported last week on new findings that show how prescriptions such as buprenorphine, meant to help with addiction, are now also being abused by many addicts who take them. One pharmaceutical company […]

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February 12, 2013

Prescription Drug Abuse on the Rise in the Workplace

Prescription Drug Abuse Becoming Widespread in the Workforce In a recent Wall Street Journal article titled Wanted: Drug Free Workers, Kris Maher reports on a marked rise in the instances of failed drug tests among workers in the oil and gas industry. Maher says that “…in parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia—a region undergoing an […]

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