Effects of Inhalants

Inhalant abuse doesn’t just provide a quick high. Abusing inhalants can have serious adverse effects. Inhalants are substances people inhale through their nose to achieve a mind-altering state. They come in the form of aerosols, gases, nitrates and solvents. Some inhalants have legitimate uses in medical and dental procedures. Others are found in cleaning or…

Drug Assessment: What to Expect

A drug assessment is usually one of the first steps in treatment when entering a drug or alcohol rehab. These evaluations help clinicians develop an appropriate detox and treatment plan based on the types of substances abused and severity of addiction. Specific drug assessment tools vary by treatment program and provider. According to substance abuse…

How Is Suboxone Different From Methadone?

Suboxone, which combines the medications buprenorphine and naloxone, is a drug used in medication assisted treatment (MAT) for drug addiction to opiates (like heroin) or opioids (like prescription painkillers). Like suboxone, methadone helps diminish withdrawal symptoms and drug cravings and is used in MAT programs to treat opioid and opiate addiction. Suboxone is somewhat different…