opioid crisis

Is Methadone a Thing of the Past?

What Is Methadone? Methadone (also sold under the name “Dolophine”) is a powerful opioid drug that is used to treat extreme pain. More commonly, this highly regulated prescription medication is administered to those who have an addiction to heroin or narcotic painkillers like Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, Fentanyl, or Morphine.   Methadone is an addictive and potent…

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handling chronic pain

Three Highly Addictive Pain Relievers: How to Manage Dependence and Illness at the Same Time

When you are struggling with an illness or trying to manage chronic pain, your body screams for relief. Many people find this relief in narcotic painkillers – and rightfully so. After all, this is why doctors prescribe drugs like Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, and Fentanyl – for the relief of pain. Treating Illness With Narcotic Painkillers Can…

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a woman explains her bipolar disorder

How Bipolar II Disorder is Connected with Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that causes a person’s mind to shift. This affects your mood and energy levels. It becomes challenging to carry out daily responsibilities and causes problems with relationships of every nature. Also known as manic-depressive illness, it is known to be a genetic disease. Moods can be highly elevated, where…

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