What are the Most Common Medications Used for Drug Detox
The US National Library of Medicine lists clonidine, a medication generally used for hypertension, as an option for treating anxiety during medical detox. …
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Types of Drug Therapy
(1 days ago) The administration of medications in the treatment of substance use disorders can only be accomplished under the supervision of a licensed physician in most states. There are some exceptions to this rule; however, addiction medicine is typically the domain of physicians trained in addiction medicine …
Medicine and Care Go Hand-in-Hand
(7 days ago) At Oxford Treatment Center, ASAM-certified physicians lead the medical team and prescribe appropriate medications to help each patient manage detox as safely and comfortably as possible. The nursing staff follows those orders, helping patients taper down their medications and begin coping in other ways during the detox process.
A Day at Oxford: Inpatient Treatment Schedule Breakdown
(7 days ago) The ASAM Essentials of Addiction Medicine details a few reasons why inpatient (or residential) treatment is constructive for addiction recovery, including that it provides not only a reprieve from unstructured or unsupportive environments that may contribute to addiction, but also medical and psychiatric care that may not otherwise be available
Addiction & The Physician
(7 days ago) Dr. Fowlkes is board certified in emergency medicine and addiction medicine, and is a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis and completed a residency in emergency medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, where he served as chief resident.
Side Effects of Antipsychotic Medication (Short and Long
(2 days ago) Schizophrenia is a serious and debilitating mental disorder.It is a heterogeneous disorder that can present with numerous symptoms. In general, the symptoms of the disorder can be divided into positive symptoms (excesses) that include hallucinations and delusions, and negative symptoms (deficits) that include a paucity of speech, a paucity of emotional expression, and a paucity of movement.
Families: Residential Treatment
(6 days ago) Oxford Treatment Center follows research-based guidelines by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM).“We’re learning from research that it takes weeks to months for a person’s brain to recover and heal. To me, that’s the biggest barrier for …
Native American Healing at Oxford
(7 days ago) Medicine Wheel (or Sacred Hoop): A tool used for health and healing, the Medicine Wheel embodies all four directions (north, south, east, and west), symbolizing dimensions of health and cycles of life. Used medicinally, movement in the medicine wheel is typically in …
How Is Meth Made
(Just Now) Mixed in with water. A solvent like gasoline is added, and the person extracts the methamphetamine. The mixture is heated by using the acid or some other substance (e.g., gasoline) to crystallize the product. The heating process is quite dangerous because many of the substances use are flammable or corrosive.
Scot Thomas, M.D.
(3 days ago) Dr. Thomas received his medical degree from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. During his medical studies, Dr. Thomas saw firsthand the multitude of lives impacted by struggles with substance abuse and addiction, motivating him to seek a clinical psychiatry preceptorship at the San Diego VA Hospital’s Inpatient Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program.
Stephen Pannel, DO, ABPN, ABAM
(6 days ago) A graduate of the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Dr. Pannel completed a residency in psychiatry at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, as well as a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Pannel is certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM).
Xanax Tapering off Guide (+ Timeline)
(1 days ago) Xanax, alprazolam, is a benzodiazepine medication prescribed to treat panic and anxiety disorders for a short period of time. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns that Xanax can be habit-forming and taking the drug, even as directed with a necessary medical prescription and need for it, can lead to physical drug dependence. The labeling information for Xanax publishes that
Adderall Neurotoxicity: How Dangerous Is It
(5 days ago) Adderall neurotoxicity is damage to the nervous system, and in the case of Adderall, it refers to neuron and nerve damage caused by high levels of dopamine. Adderall works by increasing levels of dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine in the brain. Dopamine is one of the brain’s chemical messengers, or neurotransmitters, that sends signals
Addiction Treatment Through a Continuum of Care
(8 days ago) The treatment is adjusted to fit the person, rather than the person being expected to thrive in a one-size-fits-all setting. A full-service continuum of care involves a number of treatment phases designed to work with the person at each step of recovery, including a range of elements from initial intervention to detox, therapy, and aftercare
What Are the Most Common Drug Withdrawal Symptoms
(4 days ago) Drug withdrawal begins as soon as the drug stops being active in a person’s body, and differs depending on the drug involved. 4 Typically, opioid withdrawal begins about 12 hours after the last dose (closer to 30 hours for longer-acting opioids like methadone), the National Library of Medicine (NLM) reports. Stimulant drugs like cocaine are
What Is The Difference Between Restoril vs Ambien
(8 days ago) A study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that individuals with a blood concentration 50 ng of Ambien per milliliter showed significant impairment while driving. This blood concentration was evident in 15 percent of women and 3 percent of men eight hours after taking the drug, indicating that Ambien can affect your ability to drive
The Average Cost of Marijuana by State
(Just Now) Marijuana is a relatively commonly used substance in the United States. According to federal government estimates, 22.2 million Americans have used it in the past month and many start using it in their adolescent years.Furthermore, many states have legalized the use of the substance at some level over the past few years. Some, such as New Mexico and New York, have it legalized only for medical
Adderall Comedown: The Best Methods to a Fast Recovery
(Just Now) Adderall (amphetamine and dextroamphetamine) is a controlled substance that is primarily used medically in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and for narcolepsy. Adderall has received media attention as a drug of abuse, particularly by high school students and college students who attempt to use the drug as a cognitive enhancement substance.
What Is the Difference between Codeine and Percocet
(4 days ago) The clearest difference between Percocet and codeine is their chemical formula; they are different opioids. Percocet is a brand name for a combination of oxycodone and acetaminophen, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), while codeine is a less potent narcotic painkiller that is used more often in prescription cough medicine because it suppresses the urge to cough.
Oxford Treatment Center featured in ‘Good Health’
(7 days ago) “Clues to watch for include running out of the prescription early, going to multiple clinics for the same medicine, trading or getting medicine from other people, apparently getting worse despite taking more of the medicine, and repeated instances of lost or stolen medicine…
Meth Comedown: Tips to Faster Recovery
(6 days ago) Meth, or methamphetamine, is a highly addictive stimulant drug that can cause an intense burst of euphoria while making a person feel more energized, focused, and awake.The rush of pleasure caused by meth use is caused by a flood of dopamine in the brain. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter, which is one of the brain’s chemical messengers, that is involved with emotional …
What is Ketamine
(8 days ago) Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic. The drug is primarily used as an injectable pain treatment for humans and animals, as it creates a trance-like state that can relieve physical pain and also cause memory loss, which makes it an ideal sedative in battlefield medicine. Ketamine is a fast-acting drug, and it typically lasts a mere 25 minutes
How Long Does Klonopin Withdrawal Last
(2 days ago) The abuse of Klonopin is increasing. The Drug Enforcement Administration reports 271,698 case records for emergency room visits related to benzodiazepines like Klonopin in 2008 and 345,691 in 2010 – a significant jump in just two years. Klonopin accounted for 62,811 of those cases in 2010. In many cases, emergencies that arise from Klonopin abuse result from people relapsing after …
Signs Somebody Needs Substance Abuse Help (& Next Steps)
(6 days ago) The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) states that drug overdoses, mostly from opioids like heroin or prescription painkillers, caused over 100 deaths per day in 2013. Heroin overdoses alone are responsible for over 8,000 deaths in the US each year, according to ASAM.
Drugs and Pregnancy: What Is and Isn't Safe
(4 days ago) Aisling Murphy, an assistant clinical professor in maternal-fetal medicine with UCLA Obstetrics and Gynecology told WebMD that her rule of thumb for pregnant patients is to avoid medication when possible; instead, she encourages massages, hot or cold packs, or even sitting in a chair with good back support to relieve the back pain that comes
Clonidine: Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Warnings & Abuse
(4 days ago) Clonidine is a medication that can be safely used when prescribed by a doctor and taken as directed. Although there is some case report evidence that clonidine may have some abuse potential, instances of its abuse are few and far between and seem to be in …
The Potential Dangers of Highly-Concentrated Marijuana Wax
(8 days ago) As marijuana abuse gains popularity across the country, with more states legalizing not just medical but also recreational ingestion of the substance, concentrated forms of cannabis are also gaining popularity. Called marijuana wax, budder, 710, ear wax, thc wax, weed wax, cannabis wax, honey oil, butane honey oil (BHO), honeycomb, shatter, dab, or black glass, these various forms of cooked
Meth-Induced Hallucinations: What Should You Do
(Just Now) How Does Meth Affect Your Brain? Methamphetamine (N-methyl-1-phenylpropan-2-amine), known as glass, crystal, crystal meth, and meth, among other street names, is a very powerful central nervous system stimulant.The drug was developed in the late 1800s and does have some medicinal uses, but most people recognize meth as a significant drug of abuse.
How Long Does Meth Stay in Your Urine
(6 days ago) How Long Does Meth Stay in Your Urine? Meth will first appear in urine 2-5 hours after using it. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the body excretes up to 54 percent of the methamphetamine unchanged when it is taken orally, and it can show up in a urine test up to four days later.
Valium: What Side Effects Must You Be Aware Of
(2 days ago) Valium (diazepam) is a member of the benzodiazepine class of medications.Benzodiazepines were developed in an effort to create a medication that could effectively treat anxiety and seizures but did not have the addictive potential of barbiturate drugs that were commonly used for these purposes at the time.
Mescaline Side Effects and Abuse
(8 days ago) Researchers writing in the Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity journal suggest that mescaline excites the neurons in the brain’s prefrontal cortex, leading to the well-known psychedelic effects. Nonetheless, mescaline is thought of as one of the more milder hallucinogens; it is as much as 3,000 times less potent than LSD and even 30
Adderall Tolerance: Can You Decrease It
(1 days ago) While Adderall has been a prescription medicine since 1960, the drug became popular in the 1990s alongside Ritalin as the medical understanding of ADHD improved and more children and adolescents received timely diagnoses. The wider prescription of ADHD medications like Adderall led to wider diversion of these drugs, usually when children with
Hallucinogens: What Are They and What Are Their Effects
(8 days ago) The hallucinogen class of drugs includes a diverse group of substances capable of altering a person’s thoughts, perceptions, and mood. Historically, some hallucinogens have been used for spiritual reasons, and others have even been tested for use as medicines.
What Are the Withdrawal Symptoms of Rivaroxaban (Xarelto)
(6 days ago) An anticoagulant drug, Xarelto is a prescription medication designed to prevent blood clots from forming by thinning the blood in patients suffering from atrial fibrillation and pulmonary embolism (PE) as well as those recovering from hip or knee replacement surgery. It also helps to prevent and treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT). It is also known by its generic name, rivaroxaban.
Suboxone and Subutex: Does the Difference Even Matter
(1 days ago) Opioid addiction is considered an epidemic in the US. According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the country, and overdoses on opioid prescription medications, like hydrocodone, oxycodone, and morphine, as well as heroin, are causing these deaths.In 2014, there were an estimated 21.5 million Americans ages 12 …
The Ripple Effect: Addiction's Growing Impact
(3 days ago) The Ripple of Loved Ones. The ripples don’t just stop in the water once the stone is tossed. One of the first areas to be impacted by addiction, outside of self, is relationships – those who surround you, who know you best (sometimes better than …
The Fastest (and Most Effective) Ways to Curb Alcohol Cravings
(6 days ago) Campral (acamprosate) has been used to address cravings with alcohol but is more successful in reducing the amount of alcohol one drinks once when one has started drinking. Certain anticonvulsant medications like Topamax (topiramate) have been successful in reducing cravings for alcohol. Gablofen (baclofen) is a muscle relaxant that has been
What Are the Signs of Rivaroxaban (Xarelto) Abuse
(8 days ago) According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Abuse (NSDUH), just over 6 million Americans abused a prescription psychotherapeutic medication in the month prior to the survey. Xarelto (generic: rivaroxaban) is a prescription blood thinner, or anticoagulant, medication. Rivaroxaban may be misused by taking it in higher doses than prescribed, taking it for longer than prescribed, using
Antidepressants & Drug and Alcohol Abuse: What are the Risks
(8 days ago) The reason that alcohol use is commonly prohibited or strongly discouraged when a person is taking a prescription medicine is that alcohol typically limits the effects of the medication, results in side effects that can be serious, or the effects of the drug can be dangerously enhanced when combined with alcohol.
What are the Short and Long-Term Side Effects of Ambien Abuse
(2 days ago) The U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) publishes that it should only be taken for a few days and not longer than 1-2 weeks to manage insomnia. Ambien is considered to be habit-forming, and taking it for longer than the recommended timeline can lead to tolerance and then drug dependence.
Understanding Alcohol Withdrawal (Symptoms, Medications
(3 days ago) The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) publishes that around half of those suffering from an AUD will experience withdrawal symptoms when they stop drinking alcohol. Alcohol is a central nervous system (CNS) depressant that lowers the functions of the CNS, like heart rate and blood pressure, and the responses related to stress.
Veteran Suicide: Risk and Prevention
(7 days ago) U.S. National Library of Medicine. (2014). Substance use disorders and PTSD: an exploratory study of treatment preferences among military veterans. We've helped 1,000s Start Recovery. Let us help you get started with the rest of your life! Take a step back from your life and get the help you need at our premier drug and alcohol addiction center.
Am I a Drug Addict
(9 days ago) Addiction is defined by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) as a brain disease that is complex, chronic, and involving both brain circuitry and dysfunctional behaviors. Addiction is a disease that impacts a person’s physical and emotional health as well as their interpersonal relationships with family and friends.
What Are the Differences between Klonopin and Xanax
(6 days ago) Xanax dosing may take place three to four times a day for managing anxiety and panic. At roughly 11 hours, Xanax has a relatively shorter elimination half-life than Klonopin, with the latter’s half-life falling in the range of 30 to 40 hours. 3.
Can Modafinil Be Used to Help Treat Addiction
(4 days ago) The Utility of Modafinil in Addiction Recovery. Modafinil as a Cognitive Enhancer. Conclusions. Provigil (modafinil) is a central nervous system stimulant drug that is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat the excessive daytime sleepiness that is associated with individuals who have: Obstructive sleep apnea: Modafinil does
Using Art Therapy to Treat Addiction
(3 days ago) A rt therapy is a form of experiential therapy, an approach to recovery that addresses emotional and spiritual needs through creative or physical activity. It is not necessary to have a background in the arts or artistic talent to participate; individuals only need to be open to the experience and to engage actively to benefit from these sessions.
How Long Does Marijuana Withdrawal Last
(5 days ago) Marijuana Withdrawal Timeline. For most, the body will excrete the drug completely within 30 days. That doesn’t necessarily mean someone will feel the effects of marijuana withdrawal that long though. In most cases, the discomfort of detox lasts only around three weeks at most, sometimes a little less. Detoxing from marijuana withdrawal
Adjusting To Civilian Life After Military
(2 days ago) If you or someone you care about has experienced a difficult transition from military to civilian life, you’re not alone. According to the US Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), approximately 200,000 service members transition out of the military every year. 1 A Pew research study found that 27% report a difficult reentry. 2 That number increases to 44% among military vets who served in the