Tag: methadone

List of Prescription Opioids Strongest to Weakest

List of Prescription Opioids Strongest to Weakest pain medication bottles

Prescription opioids are some of the most commonly used drugs to treat pain. However, consistent misuse of these drugs continues to be an ongoing epidemic in the U.S. and elsewhere. More than 191 million opioid prescriptions were dispensed to Americans in 2017, and in 2018, about 9.9 million Americans over the age of 12 reported […]

How Do You Kick a Painkiller Addiction?

How Do You Kick a Painkiller Addiction? man trying to stop taking painkillers

Chronic misuse of prescription painkillers can lead to opioid use disorder, a chronic, life-changing condition that can’t be overcome with mere willpower. It affects 2 million Americans and continues to wreak havoc on our nation, killing more than 130 people every day.1 These staggering statistics may leave you wondering, “How do you kick a painkiller […]

Methadone Clinic vs. Opioid Detox Program: Which is Really Better?

Methadone Clinic vs. Opioid Detox Program: Which is Really Better? methadone bottle

The American opioid crisis has had many negative effects on public health in the United States, including the overall decline in the average American’s lifespan for the third year in a row.1 In addition, drug overdose deaths have soared, reaching an all-time high of 70,237 in 2017.2 As a result of the ongoing opioid crisis, […]

How to Recognize Prescription Drug Abuse

How to Recognize Prescription Drug Abuse prescription drug boxes on shelf

Prescription drug abuse is much more common than you might think. In 2016 alone, 3.3 million people ages 12 and over abused prescription painkillers (narcotics) and 2.9 million people ages 12 and over abused prescription psychotherapeutics excluding pain relievers. But narcotic abuse is not the only common form of prescription drug misuse. Tranquilizers like Valium […]

How Long Does Drug Detox and Withdrawal Last?

How Long Does Drug Detox and Withdrawal Last? graphics of common withdrawal timelines

Updated on August 11th, 2020 The fear of withdrawal is one of the main reasons people suffering from substance abuse problems don’t go to detox. If you’re entering a detox program for the first time, you’ll most likely want to know how long you’ll experience withdrawal symptoms, what you can expect them to be like, […]

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