Learning to Live (and Love) Without Crystal Meth
There's still a lot of recovery work to do after quitting crystal meth.

It’s been seven years since I took my first hit of meth, but I can recall it like it was yesterday. Despite abusing drugs and drinking, I always showed up to work and stayed connected to my family. That was the typical “New York life” for a twenty-something artist as far as I was concerned. [...]

7 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Rehab Facility
Getting the right information is essential when searching for addiction treatment.

Making the decision to seek professional treatment for your substance use disorder can be a very scary experience. You are choosing to invest your time, money and trust in a rehab program with the hope of discovering a new, healthy lifestyle for yourself. This process takes faith, courage and hard work – and if you [...]

Kids are Using Kratom to Get High and… Detox?
Kratom is said to fool the brain by mimicking the effects of more potent opiates.

Over the last several years, kratom has become extremely popular in alternative drug culture. The kratom plant grows in Southeast Asia and is said to mimic the effects of opioid drugs. A quick Internet search for this plant turns up hundreds of retailers, most of which are set up by foreign vendors. While the product [...]

What You Need to Know About Probuphine

After extended negotiations with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Titan Pharmaceuticals can finally conduct a full clinical study of Probuphine, an investigational implant device using buprenorphine to treat opiate addiction. The study, which was submitted for FDA review back in March, is expected to enroll its first participants in a matter of weeks. The [...]

Will Suboxone Make You Gain Weight?
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Opioid addiction is something that most people need help to overcome. Suddenly stopping “cold turkey” is not a good option, with less than 25 percent of all opioid addicts remaining sober for a full year. Today, physicians and patients alike benefit from using Suboxone as a form of medication-assisted addiction treatment. Unfortunately, a few stubborn [...]