Articles about Suboxone and Opioid Addiction

Feeling dizzy from an opioid overdose

Can Suboxone make you high?

Suboxone is a medication that contains a potent opioid drug. If you don't use this drug responsibly you can experience some very dangerous situations. Suboxone can, indeed, be severely intoxicating, and if you’re not careful, you could end up in the hospital. Learn more.

Methadone in a cup

Methadone vs Suboxone

Each medication has its own benefits and downsides. Before choosing which medication you think will be best for you, it’s important that you understand how each of them work and what precautions you need to take when using them. Learn more.

An opioid overdose

What to do during an opioid overdose

Opioid overdoses are a very serious situation and, if untreated, can easily result in death. It’s important that you understand how opiates work in the body so you can figure out what to do in the unfortunate situation of an overdose. By the time you’re finished this article, you should be educated enough to save someone from an overdose, should it ever happen. Learn more.

Oxycodone opioid pills

What is an opioid?

There are many different opioid drugs, though they all function in a similar manner. Today we’re going to explain exactly what opioids are, how they work, and the kind of precautions that you’ll need to take when using opioid pain medication. Learn more.

Methadone poured into a cup

What is Methadone?

Methadone can be a lifesaver for people struggling with addictions to opioids, particularly those who struggle with illegal opioids. However, it’s important to know that methadone comes with its own set of dangers and risks. We’ve written this article to educate you about the benefits of methadone and the steps you can take to avoid any dangerous repercussions. Learn more.

Suboxone withdrawal depression

What is Suboxone withdrawal like?

All opioid medications come with a risk of withdrawal after extended use. Opioid withdrawal is not a pleasant experience, but with the right knowledge and preparation, you can minimize the discomfort of withdrawal. This article is intended to help you understand Suboxone withdrawal and hopefully ease you through the process of quitting the drug. Learn more.

Suboxone patch on the arm

What is Suboxone?

Suboxone is a brand name for a medication that’s used for opioid maintenance therapy (OMT.) Suboxone has two kinds of medicine in it. Learn more.

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What is the DATA 2000?

The DATA 2000, or the Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000, was the legislation that allowed opioid medication to be widely prescribed for the treatment of illegal drug addiction. There are still many questions that are raised in regards to this type of treatment, and not all of them have answers that will please everyone. Still, the DATA 2000 has allowed many people access to treatment that they couldn’t receive before. Learn more.

In Case of a Heroin or Opiate Overdose

Ingesting a large amount or highly potent dose of an opiate such as heroin, either intentionally or accidentally, can lead to serious consequences, including overdose, coma, and/or death.

If you suspect you or someone else has overdosed, call your local emergency hotline (ex. 911) or a poison control center (1-800-222-1222) immediately.

Signs of an opiate overdose

  • Constipation
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Low blood pressure or weak pulse
  • Lack of responsiveness, even to painful stimuli (such as strongly rapping knuckles across the sternum)
  • Pupils that are constricted or non-reactive to light
  • Blue colored fingernails or lips
  • GI tract spasms
  • Difficult to wake up or extreme sedation
  • Coma
  • Seizures
  • Slow, shallow breathing or no breathing at all