painkillers

Painkiller Abuse in the NFL
February 1, 2019

THE PREVALENCE OF PAINKILLER ABUSE IN THE NFL

With Super Bowl Sunday just two days away, it’s important to keep in mind that every player on the field in feeling…

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FDA Approves Dsuvia
November 7, 2018

Dsuvia® Approval Meets with Mixed Reactions

In an extraordinarily controversial decision, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the use of Dsuvia®, a powerful opioid ten times…

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Reviewing doctors' roles in painkiller abuse.
July 26, 2018

Examining the Role of Doctors in Painkiller Abuse

In a move that is being hailed as a win in the battle against painkiller abuse, a federal grand jury in Brooklyn…

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November 17, 2016

The Legacy of Lean

Some know it as “lean,” some know it as codeine-promethazine and many don’t know it at all. Although blues musicians were mixing…

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Suboxone Treatment Fort Lauderdale
July 7, 2015

Suboxone – Is it Obsolete?

Last week Recovery Unplugged spoke about Vivitrol and how it is helping many people in their recovery from substances. In the not so distant past there was a medication that promised the very same thing: Suboxone. Today, we are going to discuss the facts about Suboxone and the Pros & Cons of this medication. There recently has been some misinformation on the media regarding this medication. We all know or may have heard that South Carolina massacre suspect Dylann Roof had been at one point taking and possibly abusing this medication. Some of the claims were: Suboxone is a powerful mind-altering drug, Suboxone causes mood swings, “Suboxone can make you snap and cause severe depression”. Like any medication but especially a medication like Suboxone it should only be taken under the strict supervision of a qualified certified doctor. This is because Suboxone should only be taken by someone that meets the guidelines, requirements and criteria for the administration of Suboxone. Suboxone does alter the mind and affect behaviour especially when you stop taking it abruptly. There are mood swings such as depression noted as a possible side effect, as well as anxiety and insomnia. There is also an increase of these symptoms if discontinued abruptly. These side effects and symptoms are one of the reasons it should only be prescribed by a qualified certified doctor. A doctor follows his patient closely monitoring all of the possible symptoms and making an informed decision on each patient with regards to Suboxone….

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