Articles on Methadone

How Long Do Methadone Withdrawals Last?

Withdrawal symptoms from opioids vary depending on the type of opioid, how long it is used, and other factors. If you’ve been taking methadone as part of a medication-assisted treatment program and are wondering about the methadone withdrawal timelines, we’ve got you covered. This blog explains the average methadone withdrawal timeline, methods of tapering, how ….

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Does Methadone Make You Tired?

If you’re struggling with an opioid addiction, you’re not alone. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), individuals with opioid use disorder are “very likely” to relapse or return to using the drug. That’s why national organizations, like NIDA, endorse medication-assisted treatments, like methadone, which have been shown to reduce the negative side ….

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Helping Parents Identify Signs of IV Drug Use in Teens

It’s painful to imagine that your child is abusing drugs. And while you might be consumed with worry in the moment, finding intravenous-drug paraphernalia in your teen’s room may actually turn out to be lifesaving. Although heroin is the most popular drug injected directly into a vein, prescription opioids (OxyContin), cocaine, and methamphetamine (meth), and ….

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Opioid Abuse Runs Rampant in the Construction Industry

25 years. Dave has spent his entire working career in the construction industry. Day in and day out, he pushes his body to its limits. The repetitive, manual labor has taken its toll. Last year, it finally caught up with him. He injured his shoulder. The pain was intense. His doctor prescribed opioids to treat ….

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New Study Highlights Lingering Problems in Methadone Treatment

At the time, it seemed — and most would agree — that ‘at-home’ methadone treatment was a public health necessity during the lockdown stages of the pandemic. Others still applaud the idea of a less restrictive and more accessible approach to the treatment. A new study now reveals some interesting patient opinions concerning at-home methadone ….

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Will the Opioid Treatment Access Act Modernize Methadone Treatment?

The pandemic pushed policy makers toward change. The Opioid Treatment Access Act calls for more change. But will the changes be good? That’s the current debate. To promote social distancing, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) relaxed methadone restrictions during the pandemic. They allowed up to four weeks’ worth of take-home doses. ….

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Federal Changes Prove Successful for Methadone Take-Home Policy

In March of 2020, COVID-19 was spreading rapidly. A lot of the United States went on lockdown. For months, lots of stores, restaurants, and services were closed or unavailable. For a lot of people, this was inconvenient. For others, it was life-altering. And for the more than 300,000 people receiving daily doses of methadone from ….

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What is Naloxone?

Learn all about the opioid overdose reversing drug, Naloxone, how it works, its administration, who can take it, and its side effects.

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