DEA Imposes Restrictions on Hydrocodone

America is experiencing a painkiller addiction epidemic. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) the number of deaths from overdose of prescription painkillers has more than tripled in the last two decades. Prescription painkiller overdose claimed more than 15,000 … read more

Methadone Use

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Ten Side Effects of Methadone Use

Many people seeking to get off of one illicit drug may turn to a medication like methadone. Methadone is used as a pain reliever and as part of a drug detoxification in rehabilitation programs. It is still a narcotic pain … read more

Methadone Addiction

Methadone Clinics Becoming Small Town Killer

Since the fifties, methadone has been touted as the only solution to opioid addiction. These days, when prescription opioids are the second most popular drugs for abuse and heroin is an easy runner-up, methadone appears to be a lifeline for … read more

Methadone Rehab

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Why Methadone is Not a Solution to an Opiate Program

While the original purpose of Methadone is to stop a drug addiction, studies show that is simply not the common result. Most of the places that distribute methadone are for profit in nature. By this very nature, this is not … read more

Methadone Treatment

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Why Methadone and Other Alternatives Do Not Work in the Long Run

The state of Maine is currently footing the bill for over 3,100 of its resident’s methadone every day.  The state is spending $16 million a year for the cost of the drugs, as well as transporting people to get the … read more

Methadone Abuse

Newborn Babies Withdrawing from Methadone

Parents everywhere would shudder at the agonized cry of a newborn experiencing opiate withdrawal. Yet this sound is echoing in hallways across the country as the prescription drug epidemic reaches unprecedented levels, plaguing families of all ages and socio-economic status. … read more