Tag: methadone

The Truth About Vivitrol Vivitrol is a prescribed medication used to prevent relapse in opiate addicts. While Vivitrol is typically recommended as part of a more comprehensive program of recovery, there are those who take the drug in hopes of avoiding all forms of supplemental treatment. This drug works to block the effects of opioid

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The New Standard for Treatment In a move that’s sure to raise more than a few eyebrows, SAMHSA has officially endorsed medication-assisted therapies (also known as opioid replacement therapies). While they’ve long been supporters of buprenorphine (Suboxone and Subutex) and methadone, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration recently added wording to their grant

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An Innovative Solution to an Old Problem Anne Arundel County, located just south of Baltimore, is tight in the grip of this country’s heroin epidemic. Consider that there were forty-eight overdose deaths in 2014 alone. Consider that there were 204 heroin related ER visits in 2013 alone. Consider that Steve Schuh, the County Executive, declared

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What is Methadone? Of all the drugs out there, street and prescription, none are as misunderstood as methadone. People, even those who’ve had firsthand experience with this synthetic opioid, simply don’t understand what methadone is, how it works, and the inherent dangers it brings with it. Lighthouse has written about methadone before and we’ll write

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What is Methadone? Methadone is widely considered to be one of the most dangerous drugs available. It’s often described as a drug that, once you start taking it, you’re addicted to for life. It’s described as a devil drug and one that unwittingly hooks opioid users trying to change their lives for the better. While

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