Buprenorphine Long-Term Side Effects

Buprenorphine is an opioid that is prescribed under brand names like Suboxone to help addicts wean off of stronger narcotics like heroin. It is meant to be used short-term with close medical supervision. However, it doesn’t always work out that way. Whether through doctor error or through intentional abuse, some people take buprenorphine much longer…

Just Eat: Questioning the Concept of ‘Choice’ in Eating Disorders

By Elizabeth Langreck, MS, RDN, Director of Nutrition at Promises Scottsdale Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder are life-altering, life-threatening psychological illnesses characterized by extreme eating habits and an obsession with body weight or shape. Eating disorders do not discriminate. Men and women of all ages, races, religions, sizes, education levels and socioeconomic…

Is Percocet a Depressant?

Percocet is a brand-name painkiller that works by depressing or dulling the central nervous system. When someone with severe or chronic pain takes Percocet, the drug blocks receptors in the nervous system, greatly reducing pain symptoms. Percocet may be a central nervous system depressant, but it is not a mood depressant. In fact, users who…