We’re in a drug epidemic with no South American cartels or Afghan drug lords to vilify.
Topics: addiction medications, MAT, opioids, prescription medications, treatment
Either way, it’s the drugs and alcohol that wind up killing the addict — not abstinence.
Topics: MAT, mortality, opioids, relapse
This might help to explain why even addicts who have been ‘clean’ for extended periods are unable to return to drug use without further problems.
Topics: addiction and the brain, cocaine
Many of us already have painkillers sitting on a shelf in the bathroom medicine cabinet, alongside the aspirin and the allergy meds. Sometimes they’re unused from prior medical or dental problems.
Topics: adolescent addiction, opioids, parent child conflict, prescription medications, recognizing addiction, signs and symptoms
People have abused opiates for 5,000 years. As much as medicine depends on them, they’ve always created problems for a percentage of users.
Topics: addiction medications, alcoholism, opioids, pain, prescription medications, recognizing addiction, signs and symptoms
In urban areas, in fact, it may be easier for a high schooler to get marijuana than alcohol.
Topics: cannabis, relapse
These powerful drugs have escaped the constraints of legal use and become widely misused
Topics: opioids, prescription medications, research
The Norwegian study is part of an ongoing effort to restore the right of researchers to conduct studies involving therapeutic uses of LSD.
Topics: alcohol, alcoholism, hallucinogens, research
What we’re seeing now is an unintended consequence of a change in prescribing. Which doesn’t mean that the medical professions weren’t warned about the possibility, however — they were.
Topics: opioids, prescription medications
With good controls, I’d say it’s a legit therapeutic option.
Topics: legal problems, MAT, prescription medications, research, supervision, systems