Category: Codeine

Musician Addicts Find Hope Through Treatment

Whitney overdosed in a hotel bathroom. Amy died of alcohol poisoning. Lil Wayne admitted to his codeine addiction. It’s all too common that celebrity musicians — people whom so many of us admire, respect and aspire to be — die of drug overdoses. And it’s no surprise that the music world’s rich and famous are […]

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Sizzurp Abuse

Lil Wayne has come forward this week with a video confession about abusing the substance Sizzurp. This rapper, like so many other young people, was influenced by the entertainment industry to first use the substance because it was cool. This concoction, although it is made out to be harmless, can actually be deadly if abused. […]

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Treatment of Heroin with Methadone vs. without Drugs

There has been much talk in the past about the best way to help addicts come clean from heroin, with some people arguing for the use of drugs like methadone to treat patients, and other people holding firm to the idea that you can’t successfully treat a drug addiction with a drug. Unfortunately, there is […]

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Drug Abuse in Adolescents

It is a problem that has been around for decades. Adolescents feel stress from personal or family problems, high expectations at school, and peer pressure. One way teens deal with the pressure is to turn to drugs. In the past it was marijuana, LSD, heroin or cocaine that lead curious teens to try drugs. There […]

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The Debate Over Drug Abuse Treatment: Methadone vs. Buprenorphine

Since 1971, qualified physicians in the United States have been prescribing narcotic medications such as methadone to treat opioid addiction. But this treatment hasn’t come easy, or without its share of debate. The Methadone Controversy Russia is one of several countries where methadone is controversial. Recently, members of a Kremlin youth group launched a protest […]

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