Tag: methadone

  • U.S. Drug overdose deaths are increasing

    The second leading cause of accidental death in the US is drug overdose (JAMA 2007). Prescription painkiller overdose deaths (opioid analgesics like OxyContin, Vicodin and methadone) account for nearly half of the 36,450 total fatal overdoses with 15,000 deaths that have claimed a number of celebrity lives including famous actor Heath Ledger (CDC 2011). With […]

  • Addiction stories: Hellish Heroin – Bambi’s heroin addiction story

    Addiction stories seem to have an impact that objective research can never have. This is another in a series of addiction stories submitted by our readers. I hope that everyone will benefit from learning about others’ experiences. There’s no doubt that Bambi’s experience of escalation in use from what seemed initially innocent is a common […]

  • About Addiction: Addiction Recovery, Alcohol, and Drug Legalization

    Yes, you’ve got it, it’s your 30 seconds of news about addiction from around the world (wide web). Enjoy the reading – you can claim you learned your “new thing of the day.” Addiction recovery- Inpatient and Outpatient treatment plans Addiction Recovery-Recovering from addiction is hard, no matter what type of addiction it is. In […]

  • Alcohol, benzos, and opiates – Withdrawal that might kill you

    Along with teaching and telling stories, part of my goal here at All About Addiction is to get important information out to those who can benefit from it. Most drug users who quit drug use “cold turkey” have to go through withdrawal of some sort. Withdrawal is never comfortable, but sometimes it can actually be […]

  • About addiction: Prescription overdose, legalization, methadone, and the brain.

    Here are this week’s must reads posts about addiction. Don’t forget to click the title for our related posts! From the other allaboutaddiction (.net) – Overdose deaths due to prescription medication From Addiction Inbox – The economics of drug legalization From Addiction Tomorrow – A great balanced post about methadone From Physorg – The neurological […]