Is My Friend Addicted to Methadone?

By Jim Woods Methadone changes the way the brain responds to pain, producing a similar effect to opiates and preventing withdrawal symptoms after individuals stop opiate use.1 So if it helps people … [Read more...]

How to Shield My Child from Addicted Family Members

Addiction is often a complex issue for families, because family structure can be complex itself. Situations can involve single-parent homes, stepparents, foster parents and multiple generations living … [Read more...]

Why Patience Is Important in a Loved One’s Rehab

Addiction recovery is a long, often frustrating process. Long-term healing takes significant time, effort and discipline, and relapse is painfully common, so an addict’s loved ones may struggle to endure … [Read more...]

4 Ways to Support a Friend Recovering from Methadone Abuse

When people enter and complete treatment for methadone addiction, their whole world changes. They may need to find a new job. They may need to find a new place to live. They will need to change the places … [Read more...]

How Can Moms Help Adult Children Struggling with Methadone Abuse?

Watching your child suffer with methadone addiction is a painful experience. You want the very best for your child, yet he seems completely unconcerned about the life-altering impact of methadone addiction. … [Read more...]

Uniting as a Family to Overcome Methadone Addiction

An individual's relationship with family members can have a great impact on the individual’s emotional and physical wellbeing, the individual’s self-esteem and other factors that can influence methadone … [Read more...]

Misconceptions about Interventions for Methadone Users

Methadone interventions can succeed and lead your loved one into recovery, but this may be more difficult than you expect. This may be in part due to confusion about how effective interventions are, as … [Read more...]

How to Prepare for a Conversation about a Loved One’s Methadone Addiction

If your loved one has become a methadone addict, there comes a time when you need to talk to your loved one about his or her addiction. Methadone addiction can hurt your loved one and your loved one’s … [Read more...]

How to Know When a Methadone User Needs Emergency Help

Methadone is a controversial drug that helps addicts recover from addiction. The controversy stems from the drug’s addictive quality, as many people argue that users trade one substance of abuse for … [Read more...]

What Made My Loved One a Methadone Addict?

When people think about methadone, many think of how it is used to prevent withdrawal symptoms in people who are addicted to opiates. However while methadone is used for opiate addiction treatment, it … [Read more...]