Senator Mark Kirk of Illinois and others are hoping to help reduce the number of heroin overdose deaths by pushing the FDA to approve a drug called Naloxone or more commonly, Narcan. Narcan is the nasal form of Naloxone which can be used by first responders to reverse the effects of a heroin overdose.
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Using methadone as a way to ease out of opiate addiction can be a successful tool for addicts but they must be especially cautious throughout their methadone program. Addicts using methadone need to be careful and always conscious of the risk of other medications interacting with their dosage and causing problems.
Recovery from addiction is hard work that can bring up a lot of hard feelings. You have felt battered and enslaved by your addiction, failing to live a thriving life or take care of yourself in the name of satisfying your craving.
For some people, overcoming an addiction may not seem like that big of a deal. On the face of it, simply deciding to not drink or use may seem simple. However, anyone truly in the throws of addiction knows this is not the case.
Addiction can be a very powerful urge that can be very hard to say no to. Even after long periods of sobriety, you may still feel intense pulls towards the urge to use a substance of choice, sometimes simply to relieve the incessant obsession.