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Dealing With Cravings for Opiates

Dealing With Cravings for Opiates

Dealing With Cravings for Opiates Cravings for opiates are common when you’re in early recovery. There are steps you can take that will minimize cravings to help you avoid a relapse. Opiates are narcotic painkillers that alter the way your brain responds to pain. They make the user feel temporarily relaxed or pain-free. Your body …

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Using Opiates While You're on Buprenorphine

Using Opiates While on Buprenorphine

Using Opiates While You’re on Buprenorphine Some individuals may attempt to take opiates like heroin or prescription painkillers while they are actively taking buprenorphine or a similar opioid antagonist. Buprenorphine is a prescription opioid used to treat opiate addiction, and prescribed under its brand name, Subutex or Suboxone, among others. This drug is an opioid …

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Mixing Opiates and Alcohol

Mixing Opiates and Alcohol

Mixing Opiates and Alcohol Mixing alcohol with opiates not only worsens all of the effects of drinking, but it can also be life-threatening. Learn about the dangers in our featured article. When used alone, alcohol can result in serious side effects – even if one is not chemically dependent. Drinking alcohol is considered a societal …

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