How Continued Drug Use Leads to an Overdose

If you are currently addicted to using drugs — whether the substances are legal or illegal — you are at great risk for an overdose. Regardless of what drugs are used; if you are taking more of it over … [Read more...]

How Naloxone Saves Lives

Naloxone is a synthetic opiate antagonist that competes for the same opiate receptors in the brain as heroin, opium and narcotic painkillers. The drug (brand names include Narcan, ReVia and Depade) counters … [Read more...]

How Much Methadone Will Cause an Overdose?

Methadone is a powerful pain reliever in the opiate family. Methadone is also used as part of a treatment program for heroin addiction as it reduces the withdrawal symptoms associated with detox. Narcotics … [Read more...]

Potential High-Dose Risks of Methadone

Methadone is a synthetic opioid that is sometimes used in the treatment of pain. Traditionally, the primary use of methadone has been to help heroin addicts recover from addiction. Methadone is useful … [Read more...]

How Common Is Methadone Overdose?

Methadone overdose is now a very common occurrence. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that overdose deaths from opioid drugs like methadone have tripled from 1999 to 2006. Methadone-related … [Read more...]

Preventing Methadone Overdose

Methadone can be used to manage chronic pain or control withdrawal symptoms to aid in opiate addiction recovery. Though the drug has helped many people, many others have overdosed this drug or are risking … [Read more...]