What does Fentanyl do to the body? Fentanyl greatly affects opioid receptors in the brain. It also alters the spinal cord functions to lessen the sensation of pain. The opioids receptors found in these brain areas also controls breathing rate. In higher doses, the drug can completely shut down the respiratory system which could lead… Continue reading What does Fentanyl do? | Okeechobee
Fentanyl is a very powerful opiate use as a medical treatment for pain. The drug contains addictive properties similar to illegal drugs like heroin. However, fentanyl is 100 more times potent than heroin and cocaine. This makes the side effects of the drug more intense and deadly. There are several forms of fentanyl sold in… Continue reading How Long is the Withdrawal from Fentanyl
Definition of Cocaine Cocaine is a potent stimulant drug that comes from the coca plant leaves. South American people used the drug chewed the leaves of the coca plant to help them perform at work. The Andes Mountain is well-known for its altitude; workers consume the drug to help them breathe in thin air. In… Continue reading Is Cocaine a Narcotic | West Palm Beach
What is Fentanyl? Fentanyl belongs to a synthetic opiate group of drug used as a pain reliever. One of the most powerful opiates in the market, it is 50 times more deadly than heroin and 100 times more potent than morphine. Doctors usually prescribe the drug as a pain management treatment for patients with: severe… Continue reading How Long Fentanyl Stay in your System
Many health care professionals and addiction treatment center use methadone to treat opiate addiction like heroin. But long-term use of the drug can result in drug dependence. Eventually, the event will lead to drug addiction. When taken properly as prescribed, methadone is relatively safe. Some of the uses of methadone include: treatment for opiate addiction as… Continue reading How to Detox from Methadone
Join us September 22-24 in Ft. Lauderdale by Bill Greer, SMART Board Member We are looking forward to seeing you in sunny Florida at #SMARTcon2017 as we celebrate National Recovery Month. Under the theme Rising Strong, the 2017 SMART Recovery Annual Conference features numerous training and learning opportunities for SMART meeting facilitators, recovery professionals… Continue reading SMART Conference 2017 “Rising Strong”
Symptoms of Withdrawal Withdrawal symptoms of methadone addiction show similarities that of other opiates like heroin and morphine. Some of the symptoms include flu-like symptoms such as: Chills Fever Anxiety Muscle aches Stomach pains Nausea Vomiting Sweating Rapid heartbeat Stomach cramps Irritability Paranoia Diarrhea Cravings Insomnia Hallucinations Depression The symptoms may look like simple but… Continue reading What Helps Methadone Withdrawal Symptoms?