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.
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.
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.
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.