Loving someone with a drug addiction can be one of the most difficult challenges in life. Intense cravings stimulated by drug use cause a loved one to keep using.
As someone continues to use they develop a dependency, over time it can become more difficult to seek treatment. If a … Read More
Opioids and Opioid/Opiate Addiction
What are opioids/opiates?
Opiate is the term used in pharmacology meaning substance derived from the compound found in the naturally occurring opium poppy plant.
Today Opiate and Opium are used almost interchangeably, but the term Opioid is designated for all substances, both naturally occurring and synthetically … Read More
Suboxone Treatment is Proven To Help
Suboxone combined with counseling is changing the lives of patients from all walks of life. This article explains information on suboxone describing 6 suboxone facts that prove it indeed helps lead to better results for patients struggling with addiction.
Suboxone doctors can help patients … Read More
What many people don’t realize about people with opioid addiction is that addiction is not a choice, it is a disease that is chronic and manifests biologically, psychologically, and socially. The American Society of Addiction Medicine, or ASAM, states that Opioid addiction is a primary, chronic disease of the brain … Read More
Buprenorphine is a medication that is used in the treatment of Opioid Addiction. Buprenorphine is a primary component of a Medication-Assisted Treatment program or MAT for short. Medication Assisted Treatment programs also involve counseling and support from families and friends. Opioids are also called opiates, narcotics, pain medicines, and many … Read More
Is Addiction Hereditary?
In short, yes.
One of the most common questions people ask about addiction is whether it’s genetic, is there an addiction gene? In other words, can someone inherit addictive behavior from their parents or grandparents? Studies say the answer is yes.
While genes can’t definitively predict whether… Read More