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An Addiction Expert Faces a Formidable Foe: Prescription Drugs

Heroin Addiction: An Addiction Expert Faces a Formidable Foe: Prescription Drugs
The neuroscientist who leads National Institute on Drug Abuse is facing a powerful enemy: prescription drug abuse.
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Heroin Addiction: Meth labs mushrooming in Gratiot County
Several years ago, Gratiot County Prosecutor Keith Kushion said law enforcement was told, “Meth is coming. Meth is coming.”
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Heroin Addiction: Former basketball star Chris Herren tells Bridgewater students to ‘Be a hero’
“Be a hero” was the advice former NBA player and Fall River native Chris Herren gave to more than 300 eighth-grade students during his Friday visit to the Bridgewater Middle School.
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Heroin Addiction: Jets QB Ainge tweets he has torn rotator cuff
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19 Responses to “An Addiction Expert Faces a Formidable Foe: Prescription Drugs”

  • wufwufwufwuf:

    way to go gal & its good to see some one talking sence about metherdon & how it is

  • Lustrum0005:

    @vorpal22 that’s how I feel.. the withdrawals creep slowly, but they are mild enough to make me feel very uncomfortable and irretable. My biggest problem with the methadone program is they only allow 6 carries. I take my drink when I wake up, but on mondays when I see my doctor I have no drink at home, I have to travel to my doctor and get my drink next door. Depends on what benzo you have, some have a half life of 100hours so taken daily can be bad.. it depends how you use it and how many mgs

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  • vorpal22:

    @Lustrum0005 I hear you… it lasts about 22-23 hours for me, so usually in the mornings before the clinic opens, I’m sweaty, irritable, and feeling off. It’s usually not more serious, but that’s still annoying and makes it hard for me to go about my day until I get my methadone.

    (BTW, I’ve been on nearly-daily benzos for 12 years now and can’t seem to get addicted to them: I can go weeks without. I usually find it hard to get addicted to things: opiates the exception. Oxy = insane addiction.)

  • Lustrum0005:

    @vorpal22 For me it wears off every 22-24 hours, I wake up sick every day, so I go down slowly on purpose.. when I was on 90mg I would go down 5mg at a time, and I go down every 2-4weeks depending. I also take .1mg of Clonodine, it lowers your blood pressure and helps curve withdrawal symptoms, and anxiety, it’s non-addictive. You can be on a benzo for a long time assuming you don’t take it every day, specially when taken more than once per day everyday. I can go 24hours without it but it’s hard

  • vorpal22:

    @NaomiCave That’s ridiculous. Why don’t you deserve help? Of course you do. You’re a human being with flaws, like everyone else. Your flaws have led you down a dark and dangerous path. If anything, you deserve help more than most people given the challenging circumstances you’ve faced, and I hope you get it, because you are a beautiful person with much to offer the world.

  • vorpal22:

    @0501tyson It’s not the same, since methadone is unlikely to get you high. While you may be physically addicted to it, the psychological addiction is minimized, and it blocks opiate euphoria, which is crucial in breaking the cycle.

  • vorpal22:

    @Lustrum0005 Opiate withdrawal is the freakiest thing in the world, so I certainly understand the need for benzos. A week or so of benzos, even at high dose, is unlikely to be problematic. I’ve been taking Xanax for 12 years and have yet to experience tolerance building or addiction. While having to detox from a high hydromorphone dose, I don’t know what I would have done without Xanax, but thank god for it.

  • vorpal22:

    @TheBigThrash You have no clue what you’re talking about. Benzos and opiates are completely disjoint families of drugs.

    Methadone has fixed my life. Thank god for it.

  • vorpal22:

    @fettuccinetube Indeed. Sensitive and understanding people like you are greatly appreciated and in short supply. Thank you for even trying to understand our plight. People don’t become opiate addicts merely because they’re bored or what not. There are usually serious / painful issues at work behind the addiction. Methadone helps us overcome the aftermath of these issues if we’ve already dealt with them, or gives us the stability to manage them if we haven’t.

  • vorpal22:

    @Lustrum0005 One of the things I find most fascinating about opiate junkies is that it seems many of them are intelligent people. If you observe the grammar and spelling of the posters here, it’s far above the average individual, drug-addicted or not.

  • vorpal22:

    @Lustrum0005 Can’t you just quit when down to 5 mg or so? How bad would the withdrawal be? I’m at 60 mg of methadone now and I’m thinking of starting to taper soon. Just looking to get some info from people who have been through similar.

  • vorpal22:

    @Lustrum0005 I’ve been using benzos since 1999 regularly and I’ve never been addicted. Opiates, however, took me only about a month to develop a full-blown addiction. It depends on the drug and the person.

  • vorpal22:

    Huh… your MMT program is definitely different from mine: in mine, the methadone dose is tapered up slowly and to increase the dose takes time (several days), so you can’t spontaneously decide you want to get high. I’ve never got high off methadone, and it’s only been used to control my opiate withdrawal with major success. Methadone has saved my life after an intense opiate addiction due to a severe autoimmune health condition (Crohn’s Disease) that caused me to get highly opioid dependent.

  • Lustrum0005:

    @ElizabethCorkins I’m so amazed at how doctors hand out prescriptions like party invites.. I tried sending you a private message but you got “friends only” lock.. 5 years on Benzos and sleeping pills is too long.. how do you feel about this?

  • ElizabethCorkins:

    I have a close friend who gets his dose’s every other week, i think he has been on it for at least a few years & his dose just was upped. but he does try to cut back. Ive been on it for pain before, but not long and not everyday. I have fibromyalgia, so i have pain pretty much everyday. dr’s seem to be getting way more careful with opiates though cuz even though ive never had a drug problem, i hardly get them. thats ok though. Anyways, good job!! and *hugs*

  • ElizabethCorkins:

    @Lustrum0005 yup thats what ive been on for 5 years, benzos for anxiety & sleep. doesnt help me sleep though, im on sleep meds too… they dont help much either. 🙁

  • Lustrum0005:

    @TheBigThrash the half life of benzos is enormous.. take a benzo every day for 2 weeks and you have already developed dependency on it… the high risk of seizures while detoxing when the benzos are discontinued are a real life threat to the patient.. some people detoxing from opiates get prescribed a benzo to curve anxiety but reality is most of the time it’s not needed and the patient spirals further into addiction, this time on a different drug. Benzos need tapering down just like methadone.

  • Lustrum0005:

    I used Heroin for 2 years when I decided to clean up myself, I did rehabs detoxes, and the methadone program.. I was even clean of all opiates for 6 months, then an old dealer rang my cell on a moment of weakness.. it’s as if he knew I needed it that moment.. I’ve been on Methadone for 7 years since then.. 90mg, down to 1mg, relapsed, back to 90mg, and now I’m on 6mg.. I am planning to go to a detox this time around.. it’s a hard long road but brings stability back into people’s lives.