This post was originally published on this siteOpioids are highly addicting and liable for abuse. Methadone maintenance treatment is the most common intervention for those with drug addiction, but relapse is common, with 46% of patients continuing to use illicit opioids during or after the methadone treatment.
This post was originally published on this siteThe results of the ground-breaking SALOME research show that chronic heroin addiction now has another effective treatment tool — hyrdomorphone, a licensed pain medication.
This post was originally published on this siteIn most analyses, injectable hydromorphone hydrochloride was not worse than diacetylmorphine hydrochloride (pharmaceutical heroin) to treat long-term severe opioid dependence and that could provide alternative treatment for patients where diacetylmorphine is unavailable because of political or regulatory reasons or for patients in whom it was unsuccessful, according to
This post was originally published on this siteElectrical stimulation of deep brain structures under the cortex could help ease chronic pain, scientists have demonstrated. This new method provides hope that in the future we will be able to alleviate chronic pain without the side effects of opioid medications.