Posts Tagged ‘drug control policy’

“COP” Program to Combat Heroin Addiction in NY

...  Program To Combat Heroin Addiction In NY — Attorney General Schneiderman launched his Community Overdose Prevention (COP) program, which will equip of all New York law-enforcement officers with naloxo… Editorial: Opiate–overdose antidote will save lives Naloxone is the standard treatment for opiate overdoses, which claimed 16,600 lives in 2010, according to the Office of National Drug Control Policy. Right now people have to rely on emergency responders to administer the injections. New York Attorney … Read more on NewsdayLife-saving overdose antidote may become easy to buy How much more can a parent take?" She left an addiction support group clutching what she came for – Narcan, a drug often referred to as the antidote to opiate overdoses. More commonly known by its generic name, naloxone, the injectable drug reverses … Read more on SFGate ...

Bain Capital Sees Opportunity in Methadone Clinics – Boston Globe

Bain Capital sees opportunity in methadone clinics – Boston GlobeBoston GlobeBain Capital sees opportunity in methadone clinicsBoston GlobeMethadone is often stigmatized, he acknowledged, but for some addicts — when it's used in combination with counseling and other treatments — the substitute drug makes a dramatic difference in their lives. “Methadone will allow you to go from a …and more »Methadone Addiction – Google News It takes more than methadone to treat addiction – Boston GlobeIt takes more than methadone to treat addictionBoston GlobeI write as the former director of the methadone clinic originally operated by the Tufts-New England Medical Center's Department of Psychiatry and later by Bay Cove Human Services (“Drug clinic may shut,” Page A1, April 7). Brian MacQuarrie's excellent …Methadone Addiction – Google News City’s methadone funds could cover broader addiction plan – ...

Will I Become Addicted to Methadone?

Question by MarciKent: Will I become addicted to methadone? I want to get clean, but am scared of the detox pain. I have been doing enough heroin to become sick if i don’t do any; everyday for about two months now. I want to use methadone to ease the dope sick but I do not want to replace the heroin addiction with methadone addiction. How many doses of methadone can i take before becoming addicted and needing the methadone everyday? I know the withdraw symptoms from heroin will last 3 to 5 days tops. I’m thinking of taking a small dose of methadone for only 4 days then stopping. That way I will not feel the dope sick but will not become addicted again, right? Please only informed experienced answers. I already hate myself for putting myself in this position. I don’t need any judgmental or hateful comments. Best answer:    Read more... ...

US Drug Leader Says Vt. Can Lead on Opiate Issue

...  drug leader says Vt. can lead on opiate issue R. Gil Kerlikowske, the director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, applauded the state's efforts to combat the growing heroin problem through medical therapy and expanded use of overdose preventatives. “In a state … After the Waterbury … Read more on Washington TimesMore Methadone Overdose Timeline ...

If a Person Takes 100mgs of Methadone Daily Is It Possible to OD on 1200mgs?

...  by Jason W: if a person takes 100mgs of methadone daily is it possible to OD on 1200mgs? Best answer: Answer by Sandi CMaybe….. maybe not…..but im pretty sure if you dont die you will be throwing up for awhile……that would suck!! Answer by knicnameDefinitely…you’ll end up in CCU (ICU for heart) with heart & neurological brain damage!!!Drug Addiction Resource Guide Gil Kerlikowske, director of the U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy, said that naltrexone (Narcan), buprenorphine (Buprene) and methadone are drugs used to treat addiction. The first step to start helping an addict is to contact a doctor, or … Read more on Providence Eyewitness News“Bangor's Burden” Part 1: Addiction Treatment Controversy Methadone is a medication, prescribed to help addicts avoid painful feelings of withdrawal and stay on the road to recovery. Current law … He hopes to gather data to substantiate the ...

How Long Does It Take for the the Effects of Methadone to Hit?

Question by metalcrazy36: how long does it take for the the effects of Methadone to hit? Best answer: Answer by susanMinutes    Read more... ...