fentanyl

Fentanyl Deaths Rising in the American West

Only a few years ago, fentanyl was relatively unknown outside hospitals. However, in the past few years, overdose deaths from this drug have increased at an alarming rate in the U.S. According to a recently released report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fentanyl-linked overdoses soared to 93.9% in western states between 2019…

clonazepam

Clonazepam Pink vs. Yellow

Your doctor could write you a prescription for clonazepam, or Klonopin, to manage health issues like panic disorder, anxiety or seizures. This medication usually comes in tablet form, and can look different depending on the manufacturer and dosage. The various shapes and colors serve the purpose of helping pharmacists and patients identify the differences at…

is Molly addictive?

Is Molly Addictive?

Molly is a synthetic drug also known as methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA). A German science and technology company called Merck developed it back in 1912 and it was used for psychotherapeutic services in the 1970s. In the 80s, its use shifted to the streets, where it developed its current reputation as a party drug.  How Does Molly…

medication-assisted treatment

MAT: Combination of Psychotherapy and Medication

Addiction is a complex disease that requires a multi-pronged treatment strategy to address all its facets simultaneously. One of the most successful approaches has proven to be medication-assisted treatment, which involves the use of specific, FDA-approved medications to relieve the withdrawal symptoms and cravings caused by the chemical imbalances related to prolonged substance abuse. One…

Most Addictive Painkillers

Opiate addiction can include a physical dependency on Vicodin and OxyContin, which are among the most addictive painkillers. Addiction can cause you to experience troubling withdrawal symptoms and powerful cravings, making it hard to recover without the help of holistic pain management. Tens of millions of Americans struggle with a substance abuse disorder, alcoholism and…

a female doctor talking to a teen patient about naltrexone vs suboxone

Naltrexone Vs Suboxone

During your naltrexone treatment program and recovery, you may wonder what the difference between naltrexone vs Suboxone is. Both are prescription medications that can reduce cravings and improve recovery outcomes. Opiate abuse in the United States has reached record heights. In 2017, the severity of the opiate epidemic in the United States led to President Trump declaring…