Alcohol and Benzo’s

It’s not always easy to see when your drinking has crossed the line from moderate or social use to problem drinking. But if you consume alcohol to cope with difficulties or to avoid feeling bad, you’re in potentially dangerous territory. Facts In 2015, there were...

Addiction – A-Z of drugs

What is addiction? A substance addiction meets two criteria: You have difficulty controlling how much you use or how long you use. For example, one drink leads to more drinks, or one line of cocaine leads to more.You continue to use even though it has negative...
Treatment – Medication Options

Treatment – Medication Options

Medication is used in a number of different ways to help with alcohol and drug dependency. Effective treatment comes in different shapes and sizes and encompasses a range of treatments and services which help people overcome their dependency and reduce the physical...
Treatment: Buprenorphine / Naloxone

Treatment: Buprenorphine / Naloxone

Buprenorphine/naloxone is a combination medicine used to treat opioid dependence. It works in the brain and nervous system to help prevent withdrawal symptoms in someone who has stopped taking opiates. Buprenorphine is an agonist that can prevent symptoms and suppress...
Treatment: Methadone

Treatment: Methadone

Methadone is a medication used in medication-assisted treatment to help people reduce or stop taking heroin or other opioids. Methadone has been used in Europe since the 1960’s to treat people who are addicted to heroin and opioid pain medicines. Methadone, a...