Addiction Recovery Blog

Medically Supervised Detox From Opiates

November 14th / Bill Kellaway / Comment: 0
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Many people believe that using medication in the treatment of substance use disorders is trading one addiction for another. However, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), use of FDA-approved medications in combination with evidence-based therapies … [Read More]

Meth In The Morning, Heroin At Night: Inside The Seesaw Struggle of Dual Addiction

November 8th / Bill Kellaway / Comment: 0
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In the 25 years since she snorted her first line of methamphetamine at a club in San Francisco, Kim has redefined “normal” many times. At first, she says, it seemed like meth brought her back to her true self — … [Read More]

Scientists Now Know How Sleep Cleans Toxins From the Brain

November 4th / Bill Kellaway / Comment: 0
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The synchronized brain waves of non-REM sleep may play a key role in preventing toxins from accumulating in a person’s brain. Laura Lewis and her team of researchers have been putting in late nights in their Boston University lab. Lewis … [Read More]

What to know about opiate withdrawal

September 9th / Bill Kellaway / Comment: 0
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When a person stops taking opiates, they may experience withdrawal symptoms, such as pain, body aches, fatigue, and nausea. The symptoms will ease up over time, and medical treatments and home remedies can help. The symptoms of opiate withdrawal can … [Read More]

Here’s What Happens During a Fentanyl Overdose

August 20th / Bill Kellaway / Comment: 0
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Deaths due to opioid overdoses have risen sharply in the past few years, partly due to a particularly potent drug called fentanyl. Fentanyl is between 50 and 100 times more powerful than another opioid, morphine, and its use seems to … [Read More]

Quitting alcohol may improve mental well-being, health-related quality of life

July 9th / Bill Kellaway / Comment: 0
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Quitting alcohol may improve health-related quality of life for women, especially their mental well-being, according to a study from Hong Kong published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). “More evidence suggests caution in recommending moderate drinking as part of a … [Read More]

Why are intelligent people more likely to abuse drugs?

July 1st / Bill Kellaway / Comment: 0
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The downsides of drug abuse are so clear that one would imagine smarter folks would stay away from them. The research suggests otherwise. Numerous studies have confirmed the link between intelligence and substance abuse. However, the mechanism for this correlation … [Read More]

Meth In The Morning, Heroin At Night: Inside The Seesaw Struggle of Dual Addiction

June 19th / Bill Kellaway / Comment: 0
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In the 25 years since she snorted her first line of methamphetamine at a club in San Francisco, Kim has redefined “normal” many times. At first, she says, it seemed like meth brought her back to her true self — … [Read More]

First successful prosecution of top pharmaceutical executives for crimes related to the illicit marketing and prescribing of opioids

May 2nd / Bill Kellaway / Comment: 0
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CEO founder and four other top administrators were discovered guilty on Thursday in a plan including fixes and kickbacks to doctors who recommended a lot of a fentanyl splash to patients who didn’t require the painkiller. Following 15 days of … [Read More]

FDA approves first generic naloxone nasal spray to treat opioid overdose

April 23rd / Bill Kellaway / Comment: 0
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted final approval of the first generic naloxone hydrochloride nasal spray, commonly known as Narcan, a life-saving medication that can stop or reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. The agency is also … [Read More]

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