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.
Ever sneak into a friend’s wife’s shower and bathroom to score some Percoset? Heroin addicts like Richie Farrell will do anything to get a fix. From his book “What’s Left of Us”, this heroin addicts story is the real thing. More heroin addicts stories inside.
Is one year the standard methadone treatment guideline in opiate addiction? Not by far. Learn why methadone treatment for opiate addiction works better in the long term, and what research supports multiple year methadone treatment. Guidelines in opiate addiction here.
Texas Magnum is a young male addict in prison for drug use. He joins our discussions about addiction recovery, relapse and consequences. And shares his most recent thoughts on how he’s dealing with drug addiction while in prison.