The Pros and Cons of Safe Injection Sites

The proponents of safe injection sites feel that the sites are a welcome addition to the fight against addiction. Specifically, they believe that they are a benefit to public health and the community. On the other hand, the opponents of safe injection sites vehemently insist that these sites cause roadblocks in the battle against addiction. They…

marijuana addiction treatment

Considering Gender Differences for Marijuana Addiction Treatment

More and more Americans are seeking marijuana addiction treatment. This is because the number of people who struggle with a marijuana use disorder has doubled from 2001 – 2002 to 2012 – 2013. Marijuana, or cannabis, is seen as a safe and harmless drug. Many people use it for non-medical purposes, and some Americans have…

signs and symptoms of marijuana

Understanding The Signs and Symptoms of Marijuana Withdrawals

Marijuana is one of the most abused drugs in all of America, so understanding the signs and symptoms of marijuana withdrawals is quite important. Many admit to using the drug at least once. Many Americans are regular users. They first smoked marijuana for fun, but have since started to rely on this drug to unwind…

rehab for heroin addiction

Rehab for Heroin Addiction: Comparing Methadone, Buprenorphine and Naltrexone

Rehab for heroin addiction usually involves some form of medical detox. Heroin dependence completely rewires the brain. It causes an influx of dopamine and other neurotransmitters. Those who have developed dependence usually experience serious side effects when withdrawing from the drug. Heroin withdrawal symptoms can be difficult to cope with. Depending on the severity of…

Does NA Work

Building a Strong Social Network: Does NA Work?

Does NA work, and should drug abusers attend Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings to aid in their recovery against drug addiction? What is Narcotics Anonymous? There are a lot of questions surrounding this type of support group. Many addiction treatment centers recommend that their patients attend at least one meeting. This will give them a better…

Vivitrol

A Comparison of Vivitrol with Suboxone and Methadone

Vivitrol is an opioid antagonist used in Opioid Replacement Therapy (ORT) to treat opioids, which are some of the most addictive drugs. The generic name for Vivitrol is naltrexone. The Food and Drug Administrations has approved Vivitrol injections for treating alcohol and opioid dependence. Addiction treatment alone only has a one-year sobriety success rate between…