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…

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…

illness and injury

Narcotic Pain Medications: 8 Reasons They Are NOT the Only Way to Successfully Treat Illness and Injury

The widespread use distribution of narcotic pain medications has led to a nationwide epidemic. Are these prescription pain killers the only way to recover? Norco. Vicodin. Percocet. Dilaudid. Morphine. Dozens of prescription pain killers brands transfer hands from pharmacist to consumer every year. In 2012, doctors wrote 259 million opioid prescriptions, enough to hand every…