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Drug Treatment | An In or Out Choice

A couple nights ago I was curled up on the couch, watching an old episode of Battlestar Galactica. I’ve been renting the DVD’s from the beginning and it’s a nice treat to watch another well constructed, well written, well acted, television drama with futuristic and sometimes thought-provoking story lines. There was about ten minutes left of the forth episode on the disk, the last one, so I was eager to finish, slip it in the red envelope, send it back and wait a couple days for the next disc when the phone rang. I hesitated, but opted to pick it up.

28 Days in Alcohol and Drug Treatment is Not a Cure

I was ‘surfing the web,’ a totally passé expression, the other day, and since I seem to be on a kick of checking out celebrities who have pursued admission into drug treatment programs I thought I’d just do a search entitled ‘drug addicted celebrities’ to see what would appear. The amount of hits I got back? In a word: Endless.

Suboxone: Is it Addictive?

Suboxone is a medication used to treat narcotic addiction and primarily works by preventing withdrawal symptoms. It contains a combination of buprenorphine, pronounced ‘byoo-pre-NOR-feen/nal-OX-own) and Naloxone. Buprenorphine is similar to other narcotics (opioids) like morphine, codeine and heroin, but the euphoric feeling is less and therefore easier to stop taking. Naloxone on the other hand actually blocks the effects of buprenorphine, but only when injected.

Drug Treatment: Quitting Alone?

Finding yourself in the position of having to decide whether or not you’re an addict who needs to stop using drugs is a scary proposition, especially when the notion first hits your thoughts. There are a number of ways you might come to this realization; friends, family, boss, or maybe it might just come to you all on its own. But, however it happens, it is a courageous first step to starting a new life.

Buprenorphine, Helping Break the Cycle of Addiction

It really all comes down to accepting the fact addiction is not a moral weakness, and it takes much more than willpower to just up and quit. This chronic medical condition, whether it is alcohol or opioid drugs like painkillers, results from changes in the brain with certain people. This circular pattern of drug detox, buprenorphine treatment, and then relapse can become a life long struggle once it begins.

Rehab Treatment | Robbie Williams Taking Care

In the current issue of GQ, Gentlemen’s Quarterly, a magazine I started reading when I was 15 and still currently enjoy, I came upon an interview of Robbie Williams. Robbie Williams is an award-winning, English singer-songwriter, record producer and multi-instrumentalist who’s career began at the ripe old age of 16 for the pop band ‘Take That.’ That was in 1990, and in 1995 he launched his solo-career. He has sold more albums in the UK than any other solo artist in history and more BRIT Awards than any other to date as well.

Traveling with a Methadone Treatment Regimen During the Holidays

Traveling during the holidays can be a stressful time, but also filled with the wonderful anticipation of seeing family and friends at familiar or other exciting locales. Of course it is important to pack and plan accordingly whether staying in the United States or abroad, and for those individuals who are sober for any length of time need to plan just a bit more than others. Especially if that recovering addict is on a methadone treatment regimen, and below are some frequently asked questions.

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