Tag: ORT

A New Approach to Drug Court In a move that’s sure to ruffle some feathers, the federal government is throwing its weight around to make Suboxone mandatory in many drug courts. According to Michael Botticelli, the Director of the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy, the government will begin to cut off federal

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Is There a Heroin Addiction Antidote? Did you know there’s a vaccine that has the potential to end heroin addiction? I didn’t think so. Most people have no idea this new medication exists. It’s not for lack of scientists trying though. Kim Janda, of the Scripps Research Institute, and Dr. George Koob, Director of the

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Withdrawal From Methadone Symptoms Methadone is a long acting, synthetic opioid. For the non-scientifically inclined among us, that means it’s perfect for something called Opioid Replacement Therapy. This is also known as methadone maintenance. Some advocates tote methadone as a wonder drug. There’s no shortage of evidence that, for certain people, methadone has helped greatly

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Written By: Fiona Stockard What is Methadone Maintenance? Recovery from active addiction is hard. If you’re sober today, you deserve a high-five and pat on the back. Really though, sobriety is hard. In fact, recovery from active addiction is so hard that sometimes abstinence based recovery takes a backseat to other methods. I’m talking about methadone

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