Signs & Symptoms

The Dangers of Self-Medicating Chronic Headaches

Coping with chronic headaches is hard. In an effort to escape, even people who seek appropriate medical help can be tempted to self-medicate. Abusing prescription medications or numbing pain with street drugs and/or alcohol often creates negative consequences that far outlast any temporary relief a high can generate…

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Work-Related Stress and Suboxone Addiction

Suboxone is a synthetic opioid designed to help addicts end their dependence on drugs such as heroin or prescription painkillers. It functions in much the same way as methadone, but can be administered in a doctor’s office instead of a specially licensed clinic. Recreational use of Suboxone is also…

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Drug Paraphernalia Associated with Suboxone

Drug paraphernalia falls into two categories user-specific products and dealer specific products. Basically drug paraphernalia is anything that is used to aid addicts in administering drugs and aid in the manufacturing of drugs. This can be anything from syringes, pipes, certain chemicals, and other miscellaneous items. Suboxone is medically…

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How Can I Tell If My Child Is High on Suboxone?

Suboxone treats opioid addiction and chronic pain, and many adolescents abuse this strong drug. If you suspect that your child abuses Suboxone, look for the familiar signs and get help immediately.

Physical Signs of Suboxone Abuse

Suboxone blocks pain and other sensations, relaxing the muscles and putting users in a…

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How to Know When a Suboxone User Needs Emergency Help

Suboxone is the clinical name of buprenorphine. Recovery professionals use it to wean opiate addicts off of their dependence by minimizing withdrawal symptoms. However, Suboxone is rather addictive in its own right, which means recovering opiate addicts may just replace one addiction with another. Suboxone is also a highly effective…

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Can Anyone Tell I'm Using Suboxone?

Drug abuse alters your appearance, actions and performance. The people who are around you most, such as the people that you work with, socialize with and share a family with, will notice the signs, symptoms and changes related to Suboxone addiction. Though you may believe that your Suboxone use is…

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Doctors: Is Your Patient Addicted to Suboxone?

Suboxone is a drug containing a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone that is often used to treat addiction to and withdrawal from other opiates. Suboxone is supposed to be easier to stop taking, as it is less potent than other opiates. However, users often become addicted. As a doctor who…

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Suboxone Addiction Signs and Symptoms

Sometimes it can be difficult to tell if someone is abusing prescriptions or if they really need the medication. There are certain warning signs to look for when you think someone is abusing prescription medications:
“Losing” prescriptions often so they have to go to the doctor to get a new…

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