Drug Abuse

Violence and Rohypnol

Rohypnol is a benzodiazepine that works by manipulating brain neurotransmitters to elevate feelings of calm. Rohypnol is illegal to sell, manufacture, prescribe or use in the United States. Rohypnol is used in other countries as a pre-anesthetic prior to surgery and as a treatment for insomnia. Rohypnol is a powerful tranquilizer several times more potent … Continue reading Violence and Rohypnol

Recovery

Recovery Unscripted Podcast: Turning Technology into a Lifeline

In this episode of the Recovery Unscripted podcast, we hear from Peter Loeb, co-founder and CEO of Lionrock Recovery, which offers remote addiction treatment entirely through secure video conferencing via their website and a mobile app. Peter joined us at the Innovations in Recovery conference in San Diego to share the personal connection that inspired … Continue reading Recovery Unscripted Podcast: Turning Technology into a Lifeline

Drug Addiction

How to Overcome Opiate Cravings

Opiates are part of the opioid class of drugs. While the terms opioid and opiate are now often used interchangeably, “opiates” has traditionally described drugs that are derived from opium poppies, while “opioids” are man-made or synthetic drugs. All of these substances are also known as “narcotic painkillers.” Some commonly prescribed opioids/opiates include hydrocodone, Oxycodone, … Continue reading How to Overcome Opiate Cravings