Want to effectively help a drug addict in your life? There are two things you NEED to know. Learn how to identify stages of recovery from addiction and then choose what to do next. More on help for families of drug addicts here.
This accessible memoir tells the sad love story of falling in love with an addict. If you like true, short love stories that can make you cry out loud…The Year of the Dogs is for you.
Is drug abuse grounds for a Christian divorce? There are many scriptural references that support a wide variety of answers to this question. Click here to learn how to consider each scenario separately and – through prayer – best evaluate the divorce question.
Family of origin issues can get in the way of healthy emotional development and fuel addiction. This is why we explore family conditions – to help identify events that interfered with the maturation process and learn new ways of coping. We review the top 3 family-of-origin issues that contribute to addiction here.
What are the effects of methadone treatment during pregnancy? Should a woman stop methadone treatment if she is pregnant? Dr. Burson explains why not here.
Upgrade your drug terminology here. A list of top 200 street names for heroin. For use by educators, addiction prevention and treatment professionals, as well as family counselors and parents. Know street names for heroin before it can make its way into your home, school or place of work.
Dopamine in the brain is thought to reinforce the cycle of addiction. But how is dopamine related to addiction relapse? More on environmental cues in the mind of an addict here
Yes, methadone can cause excessive sweating. Dr. Burson explains how to treat excessive sweating caused by methadone here.
From his memoir of heroin addiction, Richie Farrell describes the last moments of a planned heroin overdose. A brief look at what happens during a heroin overdose, and a dying man’s thoughts about the events which drove him to heroin.
Dr. Jana Burson, who treats opiate addiction using methadone, presents methadone myths and methadone facts here. This is the first article in a series of posts to get the facts about methadone to you, the public.