Aid in Recovery Supports Federal Call for Increased Funding and Expanded Health Coverage for Drug Addiction Medication …

Aid in Recovery released a statement today supporting a recent commentary co-authored by various federal health agencies calling for increased funding and expanded health coverage for drug addiction medication treatments. With proper prescription and monitoring, health officials argue that medication treatments can help cut costs and save lives. (PRWeb June 01, 2014) Read the full [...]

Victoria Costello: Addiction Causes: Understanding Self Medication And How I Lost My Sister To Substance Abuse

In light of the continuing controversy surrounding Whitney Houston's death, here is a look at the science behind the central and often misunderstood concept of self-medication in addiction and recovery. My interest in this is personal. My sister Rita died of a multiple drug cocktail at age 38. alcohol and addiction news

Alcohol’s Effect On Immune System Provides Clue To Potential Dependence Medication

Most people relate to the body’s immune system in terms of fighting off colds, however, new research from the University of Adelaide seems to indicate that immune cells in the brain may contribute to how people respond to alcohol. Research leader Dr Mark Hutchinson from the University’s School of Medical Sciences said: “It’s amazing to [...]

Alcohol and medication?

Okay, so I’ve had the flu for a week and a half now and it’s kind of just feeling like a cold instead of feeling really bad but I do still feel a bit rubbish. I’m going to a party tonight and I would like to have atleast one sociable drink, but I don’t know [...]

Alcohol. How can I produce medication, to cope with withdrawl?

I have been through a through treatment programs. Mostly designed for those with less intelligence than myself. I need to do something about my alcohol intake. I don’t need therapy. What I need is libriam, but my doctor refuses to prescribe it to me for sufficient quantities. The reason, I say I don’t need therapy [...]

Medication Guide Required for Vivitrol (July 2010)

The pharmaceutical company Alkermes has developed a Medication Guide for patients being treated with Vivitrol. Vivitrol (naltrexone for extended-release injectable suspension) is administered intramuscularly to treat alcohol dependence. The Medication Guide highlights what patients need to know about Vivitrol treatment, including side effects, what to avoid during treatment, and what to tell their health care [...]

what happens if i drink alcohol when on medication?

wellbutrin 150xl and lamictal 150 if i have had my second drink this week tonight which was a long island iced tea what are the risks im taking? and if its just one drink not more is it still bad for me? i dont drink everyday maybe once or twice a week aproximatly i want [...]

Genetically Targeted Medication Shows Great Promise In Treating Alcohol Addiction

For the first time in alcohol addiction research, UVA investigators have successfully treated alcohol-dependent individuals with medication that is tailored specifically to match their genetic profile. “Our findings suggest a new paradigm for the treatment of alcoholism, as well as a major breakthrough in individualized medicine for predetermined genotypes,” says Bankole Johnson, MD, PhD, study [...]

Genetically Targeted Medication Shows Great Promise in Treating Alcohol Addiction

For the first time in alcohol addiction research, UVA investigators have successfully treated alcohol-dependent individuals with medication that is tailored specifically to match their genetic profile. alcohol and addiction news

Oshkosh nurses license revoked for removing pain medication

Oshkosh nurses license revoked for removing pain medication The state Department of Regulation and Licensing has revoked the license of Therese A. Schneider, a registered nurse who worked at Mercy Medical Center, for removing the liquid pain medication fentanyl from vials and partially replacing it with liquid saline, then returning the vials for use in [...]