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The Potential Side Effects of Methadone

Methadone is an opioid medication used to treat chronic pain. It has also been used in the treatment of opioid addiction since the 1950s. Methadone may be given during drug detox to lessen painful withdrawal symptoms or prescribed as part of an opioid treatment program. When methadone is used as a long-term maintenance medication for opioid use disorder, it is known as opioid replacement therapy or methadone maintenance treatment (MMT).  

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The 5 Most Common Drug Interactions

Many people don’t realize that several common over-the-counter medications and prescriptions can negatively interact with alcohol or other street drugs they may be using. If you aren’t careful about recreational or prescription drug use, you can experience potentially dangerous drug interactions. Pharmacists and doctors attempt to control unwanted drug combinations by carefully monitoring each patient’s prescriptions. However, if you’re using illegal substances, you may not be aware of the potential

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Is Trazodone Addictive?

Trazodone misuse can lead to a host of side effects, including life-threatening medical complications and overdose. Here’s what you should know about the drug itself and its risk for dependency.  What Is Trazodone? Trazodone is a prescription antidepressant medication used primarily in the treatment of major depressive disorder and anxiety. It is also considered a safe and effective off-label treatment for insomnia, although there is little research on the long-term

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How Do Amphetamines Affect Body Temperature?

Drug use affects the body in many different ways. Substances alter cognitive, emotional, and physical functioning to varying degrees. Amphetamines, such as prescription amphetamines or methamphetamine, have serious effects on the body. One example is their impact on body temperature. Amphetamine abuse can lead to disastrous consequences in certain environments, particularly in warmer weather or while exercising. How do amphetamines affect body temperature, and what are the dangers of other


Heroin Withdrawal: Signs, Symptoms, & Treatment

Heroin is an illicit synthetic opioid drug, which means it is designed to interact with opioid receptors in the brain. By binding to these brain receptors, heroin can relieve pain and reduce symptoms of anxiety. It can also cause an intense high or euphoric sensation. Many people who struggle with opiate addiction eventually turn to heroin because it can satisfy cravings and make them feel high in the same way


Which Disorders Do Benzos Treat?

Conditions That Benzodiazepines Are Designed to Treat What Benzodiazepines Are & What They Do Benzodiazepines (more commonly referred to as benzos) are a class of prescription medications that have a calming effect on the body and mind. Benzos work by enhancing the GABA transmitter in the brain and slowing the central nervous system down to induce a state of relaxation. Some drugs that fit into this class include brand name

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A Guide to Protracted Withdrawal Symptoms

What Symptoms Will You Experience If You Have Protracted Withdrawal Syndrome?   Protracted Withdrawal: The Definition Protracted withdrawal is different from acute withdrawal (which is usually just referred to as “withdrawal”) in one profound way. While the symptoms of protracted withdrawal are similar to those of acute withdrawal, protracted withdrawal symptoms last much longer. Acute withdrawal symptoms typically last anywhere from about 5 days to 3 weeks, while protracted withdrawal


What is The Rescue Remedy for Benzo Withdrawal?

Is This Method for Easing Withdrawal Symptoms Safe for Individuals Addicted to Benzos?   What Causes Benzodiazepine Withdrawal? Benzodiazepines, which are better known as “benzos,” are a group of central nervous system depressants that are used to treat anxiety disorders, insomnia, seizures, and other physical or mental health conditions. Many common prescription drugs such as Xanax, Valium, Klonopin, Librium fall into the benzodiazepine category. These medications, like all other benzos


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