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Topic: Treatment Drugs (non-Suboxone)

Posts concerning drugs currently used for addiction treatment and recovery, as well as new drug development.

A ground­breaking new British drug offers hope to opioid addicts

November 1st, 2020|

SUBSCRIBE DONATE NOW Search Posts and/or Pages DONATE NOW Date:      |     Contributor:   Source:  ( )     |     Category: Summary and Analysis... This article identifies what appears to be a new form of buprenorphine as a "new drug" to address opioid addictions. According to the article, Buvidal is a slow-release version of buprenorphine that can be injected either once a week or once a month.

The medications that change who we are

January 12th, 2020|

SUBSCRIBE DONATE NOW Search Posts and/or Pages DONATE NOW The medications that change who we are Date:      |     Contributor:   Source:  BBC (1/8/2020)     |     Category: Summary and Analysis... An interesting article concerning possible personality and other changes caused by commonly available, prescribed or over-the-counter drugs. While the article relates to drugs other than those typically associated with addiction or addiction treatment, it would also seem to raise a

Purdue Pharma’s Foreign Affiliate Now Selling Overdose Cure

December 24th, 2019|

SUBSCRIBE DONATE NOW Search Posts and/or Pages DONATE NOW Purdue Pharma’s Foreign Affiliate Now Selling Overdose Cure Date:      |     Contributor:   Source:  WGBH (12/15/2019)     |     Category: Summary and Analysis... This article covers the history of Purdue Pharma playing both ends of the problem -- providing opioids that lead to addition and other drugs for those who become addicted. This serves as a cautionary tale for communities considering drug-based

FDA Warning Against False MAT Advertising

December 12th, 2019|

SUBSCRIBE DONATE NOW Search Posts and/or Pages DONATE NOW FDA Warning Against False MAT Advertising Date:      |     Contributor:   Source:  U.S. Food and Drug Administration (12/11/2019)     |     Category: Summary and Analysis... This article covers the latest in a long history of misrepresentations by the industry about opioid-related drugs. It is well known that the pharmaceutical industry contributed materially to the current opioid crisis and has routinely engaged in

Medication Assisted Treatment: Solution or Set-Up for Opiate Addicts?

May 21st, 2019|

SUBSCRIBE DONATE NOW Search Posts and/or Pages DONATE NOW Medication Assisted Treatment: Solution or Set-Up for Opiate Addicts? Date:      |     Contributor:   Source:   OdysseyOnline (5/14/19)     |     Category: Summary and Analysis... This article, written by a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor, articulates the problems associated with a single pathway approach to recovery. It focuses on drug treatment approaches that exclude alternatives in favor of long-term reliance on drugs such

The counseling controversy: will we medicate our way out of the opioid crisis?

March 10th, 2019|

SUBSCRIBE DONATE NOW Search Posts and/or Pages DONATE NOW Date:      |     Contributor:   Source:  ( )     |     Category: Summary and Analysis... Ohio is now debating the validity of keeping counseling as part of the requirements for patients that are administered Suboxone in order to fight an opioid addiction. Several doctors are espousing the position that counseling is not effective and that therefore adding more

Addiction Treatment With a Dark Side

February 23rd, 2019|

SUBSCRIBE DONATE NOW Search Posts and/or Pages DONATE NOW Date:      |     Contributor:   Source:  ( )     |     Category: Summary and Analysis... The dark side of addiction encompasses the addiction itself, all the illegal and legal plethora associated with drugs including needles, pills, liquids and even strips. These are the physical objects. The human component, the person that struggles with the addiction, is often the

The Impact of Marijuana Use on Medically Assisted Opioid Treatment

January 27th, 2019|

SUBSCRIBE DONATE NOW Search Posts and/or Pages DONATE NOW Date:      |     Contributor:   Source:  ( )     |     Category: Summary and Analysis... This article begins to report on an aspect of the relationship between cannabis and opioid use, in particular the effect of cannabis on attempts to treat opioid abuse using Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT). In passing it notes that marijuana use disorder is "the second

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