Understanding the Risk for Fentanyl Overdose
Understanding the Risk for Fentanyl Overdose

Understanding the Risk for Fentanyl Overdose The Midwest Medical Examiner’s office cited the death of rock musician Prince in 2016 as an “accidental overdose of self-administered fentanyl.” While tragic, his…

What Are the Long-term Effects of Methadone?
What Are the Long-term Effects of Methadone?

What Are the Long-term Effects of Methadone? Everyone who faces opioid addiction has a unique story. At the same time, there are some shared elements in many people's experiences. Dealing…

What Is Kratom? A Tool to End Addiction?
What Is Kratom? A Tool to End Addiction?

What Is Kratom? A Tool to End Addiction? In the world of addiction treatment, there are many tools for dealing with dependency. If you or someone you know has been…

Can Opioids Damage Your Heart?
Can Opioids Damage Your Heart?

Can Opioids Damage Your Heart? Find Out How Opioids May Affect Your Cardiovascular Health When people think about heart problems, the risk factors that usually come to mind include an…

Is Buprenorphine Safe for Long-term Use?
Is Buprenorphine Safe for Long-term Use?

Is Buprenorphine Safe for Long-term Use? The chief of the addiction section of Oregon’s Health and Science University (OHSU) has some strong convictions about buprenorphine and whether it offers safe…

Can You Get Addicted to Xanax?
Can You Get Addicted to Xanax?

Xanax Addiction Treatment: Can You Get Addicted to Xanax?  A prescription medication, Xanax is commonly prescribed for people diagnosed with anxiety disorders and is sometimes used to treat insomnia. First…

Preventing Marijuana Dependency
Preventing Marijuana Dependency

Preventing Marijuana Dependency The legalization of marijuana in Arizona has made this once illicit-substance much more widely available as an option for both a medicine and to be used recreationally.…

How Drug Use and Addiction Can Affect Your Immune System
How Drug Use and Addiction Can Affect Your Immune System

Addiction and Immune System: How They Affect Each Other There are many ways addiction and immune system affect each other.  They range from immunosuppression, weakened lungs, sleep deprivation, and lack…

Disturbing Facts About the Cost of Addiction
Disturbing Facts About the Cost of Addiction

Disturbing Facts About the Cost of Addiction Everyone is familiar with the emotional and physiological cost of addiction. No matter what drug you abuse, using any addictive substance causes severe…