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3 Cocaine slang words

Cocaine slang words

December 7th, 2010

What do people call cocaine? From the suburban bathrooms to the urban nightclubs, we reveal over 100+ cocaine slang words here. Thanks to the Office of National Drug Control Policy’s database, this comprehensive list of slang words for cocaine can be used by schools, parents, social workers or addiction professionals. Click here to read or add to Addiction Blog’s list of cocaine slang.

6 Drug addiction: teens, parents, and taking responsibility

Drug addiction: teens, parents, and taking responsibility

December 7th, 2010

When teens start taking drugs, parents step in. But what can you do if you caught your teen drinking or using drugs? This mother of two tells more about teen drug addiction from her personal experiences. We invite parents to talk more about drug addiction, teens, parents and responsibility here.

9 Heroin use: Ex-junkie describes the effects of heroin

Heroin use: Ex-junkie describes the effects of heroin

December 6th, 2010

How do junkies use heroin? Richie Farrell describes heroin use and the possible effects of heroin in this excerpt from his book “What’s Left of Us”. An honest and frank look at heroin use from the mouth of a former heroin addict.

8 Can dolophine and methadone reduce heroin abuse?

Can dolophine and methadone reduce heroin abuse?

December 6th, 2010

Narcotic pain meds like dolophine, methadone, methadose, and phy are prescribed during opiate addiction treatment. But does methadone encourage or reduce illicit drug use? Dr. Burson reviews the facts and research about the benefits of dolophine and methadone in the treatment of opioid abuse here.

71 Methadone 60mg: the blocking dose for heroin treatment

Methadone 60mg: the blocking dose for heroin treatment

December 3rd, 2010

Should methadone clinics support lower doses of methadone for patients being treated for opiate addiction? Or is methadone 60mg the analgesic dose needed to treat opioid abuse? Dr. Burson lets us know taking less than methadone 60mg can sabotage opiate and heroin addiction treatment

10 The drug methadone and its benefits

The drug methadone and its benefits

December 3rd, 2010

The drug methadone is surrounded by political and ethical debate. But researchers have been looking at methadone since 1966. And there are more studies on the drug methadone than most other prescription medications. Dr. Burson outlines the benefits of methadone clearly here.

974 Parent of drug addict help: Top 10 truths to help parents

Parent of drug addict help: Top 10 truths to help parents

November 30th, 2010

My son’s addiction started in high school, with what at the time I considered to be “normal” experimentation with alcohol and marijuana. I never expected then that his alcohol and drug use would escalate into full blown addiction and that it would progress over the years all the way to intravenous drug use, near death, and a prison conviction. I have learned so much along this journey of my son’s addiction and recovery. From that I have compiled a list of truths to share with others who may find themselves seeking answers and help.

21 What does a heroin addict look like?

What does a heroin addict look like?

November 28th, 2010

What does a heroin addict look like? Get the grim truth from a former heroin addict himself as Richie describes his former heroin addiction. Taken from his book “What’s Left of Us”, learn what a heroin addict looks like… a real look at the streets.

2 New drug addiction treatment ideas: iPhone apps

New drug addiction treatment ideas: iPhone apps

November 25th, 2010

New drug addiction treatment tools are being developed at a quick pace. But can technology help addicts stay clean? We review a new drug addiction treatment idea here…using your iPhone to help your recovery.

Principles of drug addiction treatment

Principles of drug addiction treatment

November 24th, 2010

Today’s drug addiction treatment can be summarized in two main principles: stabilization and education. We talk to Dr. David Sack, a psychiatrist and the CEO of Promises Treatment in Malibu, CA who offers us a look at the role of addiction treatment centers and the two main principles of drug addiction treatment.

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