What does it mean to be dope sick when you use heroin?

Dope sick simply means that you are going into withdrawal after you run out of heroin, or whatever opiate or opioid you are using. For people whom have never been addicted to heroin or have had a painkiller addiction, it seems like the solution is easy. Just get through it! It will soon be over and you will be free of this dependence. If you are now or have ever been dependent on an opioid, I apologize for even writing the last three sentences. Opioid withdrawal is so unpleasant, that it is offensive to hear people tell you that you can just wait it out until it is over. Continue reading “I am dope sick. Help! How long will the withdrawal last?”

Prescribing Suboxone Should Not Cause Distaste Amongst Doctors

According to this article, doctors not prescribing Suboxone is hindering the fight against the opioid epidemic. Then, why are doctors averse to prescribing life saving therapy? With so many benefits to suboxone treatment, why won’t more doctors get involved? Continue reading “Prescribing Suboxone Saves Lives”

Gabapentin: Is it the new Xanax?

Gabapentin, also known by the brand name Neurontin, has been showing up more and more lately in the news. This anti-seizure drug is now being associated with illegal street drugs such as heroin and also abused prescription medications such as oxycontin, opana, oxycodone, morphine, dilaudid and others. Like Xanax, Gabapentin is being found in drug overdoses and drug-related arrests.

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Can we cancel heroin?

What does it mean to cancel heroin? It means for all of us to get together as a community and make a commitment to put an end to this deadly drug. We can do this worldwide through social media. All it takes is to promote opioid treatment and stop giving heroin undeserved attention in the media spotlight. Read on to see what else we can do.

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Heroin and Suboxone: Are they the same drug?

There are articles online proposing that heroin and Suboxone are no different. They make this argument by going down the list and checking off similarities. Both are opioids. Check. Both have abuse potential. Check. And, both heroin and Suboxone have a physical withdrawal syndrome. Hence, heroin and Suboxone are the same. Therefore, doctors are essentially prescribing heroin to drug addicts.

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By the Grace of God. One addict’s secret to staying clean

“By the grace of God, I am clean today.” That is what my friend told me when I asked him how he did it. From everything I know about addiction, it should have been impossible. Or, at least, it should have been nearly impossible. Continue reading “By The Grace Of God – One Addict’s Secret To Staying Clean”

Under the Tongue Absorption of Subutex Treatment

Why do you have to put subutex under your tongue for it to work?

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Heroin Overdose Prevention

What is Heroin Overdose?

Heroin overdose happens when a drug user who is taking heroin to get high takes too much heroin and has unpleasant side effects, possibly leading to death.

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Suboxone Withdrawal Symptoms

Suboxone withdrawal symptoms and how to avoid them.

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