Can You Die from Combining Methadone and Xanax?

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For some people, the desire to achieve an ultimate high often leads them to polydrug abuse, a form of substance abuse whereby an individual uses two or more psychoactive drugs in combination to achieve a particular desired effect. Polydrug abuse can involve the pairing of any two substances. For example, alcohol and tobacco is a form of polydrug abuse that many individuals partake in to feel relaxed and to take the edge off. Unfortunately, for many people who have a problem with addiction, they are always looking for the next high, a way to achieve a level of euphoria that […]

Is It Safe to Use Suboxone As a Maintenance Medication?

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I was quickly becoming another statistic in the drug epidemic. I found myself hooked to heroin: me, a business professional with a good career, college education, and a loving family. My drug of choice made me feel so good in the beginning, but it ruined my life. I didn’t want to be this way; why would I want to be an addict? I thought I could control my addiction. I just used it when the pressure from my job and my family got to be too much for me. Occasionally turned into once a week, and soon I was using […]

How Long Can You Stay on a Maintenance Dose of Suboxone?

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Anyone who is an addict to opioids will want to know how to escape from this punishing addiction that can be really difficult to quit. Most rehab treatment facilities will put you on a detox program that includes gradually substituting Suboxone in for the prescription painkillers. The next question will be: how long can you then stay on this substituting maintenance dose of Suboxone which takes the place of your former addiction? This varies from one individual to the next. We will look at the substitution process and how long it needs to last in this article. The Way That […]