In a recent post on our sister site, AbsoluteAdvocacy.org, we published an infographic that illustrated the 8 most commonly abused drugs. Next to alcohol and marijuana, pain relievers rank high among the most commonly abused drugs in the United States (U.S.). In the category of pain relievers … [Read more...] aboutOpioid Abuse and The Rise In Addictions Related To Prescription Pain Relievers
Did you know? In 2012, 23.1 million persons aged 12 or older needed treatment for an illicit drug or alcohol use problem. (2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health) In it’s latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health report, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, … [Read more...] aboutWhat Is A Substance Abuse Professional?
The warning message you see in this image about Buprenorphine or bupe for short is a part of the clinical advisory for this prescription drug used to treat heroin and opiate addictions. The very nature of this treatment is becoming the topic of discussion because the question still remains almost 12 … [Read more...] aboutWarning: May Cause Addiction, Clinical Monitoring Required
Have people who are overcoming heroin or opioid addiction been “buped” by the drug industry? Buprenorphine, or “bupe" for short, is the drug commonly used to treat heroin abuse. Similar to the way heroin reacts to the brain, buprenorphine attaches to the brain’s opioid receptors, but it does not … [Read more...] aboutSuboxone: The Controversial Treatment For Opioid Addiction