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It is no longer possible to simply continue previous practices with respect to the management of chronic pain. The associated risks of opioid diversion, overdose, and addiction demand change. Although there are no simple solutions, we recommend three practice and policy changes that can reduce abuse-related risks and improve the treatment of chronic pain in northeast PA and throughout the US. Opioid rehab is on the rise and we are looking at the root causes of opioid abuse to find answers.





INCREASED USE OF SCIENCE-SUPPORTED PRESCRIBING AND MANAGEMENT PRACTICES


The extended prescription of opioids (>8 weeks) for the treatment of chronic pain has questionable benefits for individual patients and presents substantial public health risks. The risks of overdose and addiction from this prescribing practice — both among patients with chronic pain and the public at large — increase with higher doses (>100 MME), longer duration of prescribing, and perhaps the use of long-acting opioids. Despite these facts, a Medicaid study showed that more than 50% of opioid prescriptions were for doses higher than 90 MME and for periods of more than 6 months. Better results can be obtained by using the most contemporary guidelines for pain management.


INCREASED MEDICAL SCHOOL TRAINING ON PAIN AND ADDICTION


Very few medical schools offer adequate training in pain management, and still, fewer offer even one course in addiction. The result is that even experienced clinicians are unsure about how to deal with fundamental and omnipresent clinical issues in their practices. Many motivated, well-intentioned physicians do not know whether to prescribe opioids for pain management and, if so, which ones and for how long. Still fewer understand the pharmacologic or clinical relationships among tolerance, physical dependence, and addiction. This education is particularly critical for primary care practitioners, who prescribe more than 70% of opioid analgesics.


INCREASED RESEARCH ON PAIN


At a recent workshop at the National Institutes of Health on the role of opioids in the treatment of chronic pain, attendants recommended several areas of research that are needed for improved clinical practice guidelines. These areas included how to differentiate the unique properties of acute and chronic pain and how to describe the process by which acute pain transitions into chronic pain. Discovery-oriented research was also recommended to identify new, potent nonopioid analgesics and other pain-treatment strategies. Access to biomarkers of pain and analgesia that take advantage of neuroimaging technologies or genetic analyses would accelerate the development of new medications and allow for more personalized clinical interventions for pain management.


If you are struggling with opioid abuse, then let us help. Contact us today for a FREE Evaluation.

Hallucinogen Abuse in Teens & Adults

Perhaps the most widely known hallucinogen is LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide), a synthetic psychedelic that was first produced in the late 1930s, and which was popularized during the 1960s. But LSD is not the only hallucinogen, nor is it the only drug with hallucinogenic properties to be regularly abused.



It is manufactured from lysergic acid, which is found in ergot, a fungus that grows on rye and other grains.


Hallucinogens are primarily abused for their ability to alter the user’s perceptions or consciousness.


The 2008 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) revealed the following about the abuse of hallucinogens in the United States:


About 36 million Americans aged 12 or older (or 14.4 percent of that demographic group) have tried a hallucinogen at least once in their lifetimes

About 3.7 million (1.5% of the population) reported having used hallucinogens in the 12 month prior to completing the survey.

About 1.1 million (0.4 percent) reported hallucinogen use in the previous 30 days

Hallucinogen abuse can lead to significant health problems. According to data collected by the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) in 2006, LSD was involved in 4,002 visits to emergency rooms. PCP was involved in 21,960 visits, and miscellaneous hallucinogens were a factor in 3,898 visits.


Hallucinogen Addiction in PA, NJ & NY


Hallucinogens do not produce the physical dependence that drugs such as alcohol and heroin do. But the ability of hallucinogens to impair a user’s cognitive abilities, and to lead to a desire for continued use, means that ending one’s hallucinogen abuse isn’t simply a matter of deciding to quit.


When trying to quit using hallucinogens or dissociative drug, users may experience symptoms such as memory loss and depression, which may last for as long as a year after stopping use of the drug.


With the risk of long-term cognitive impairments, psychosis, and paranoia, hallucinogen abuse can make it difficult for users to make wise decisions regarding their drug use.


Hallucinogen Treatment in Waymart PA


Treatment for hallucinogen abuse or addiction may include outpatient therapy, participation in a 12-Step support group, partial hospitalization, or residential treatment. Gods Mountain Recovery Center is the ideal place for women to recover from hallucinogen addiction and hallucinogen abuse. Contact us today for a FREE consultation!

Is the Molly/MDMA comedown a real thing?


Short answer: We believe the comedown is preventable if you:


Get 9+ hours of sleep the night after rolling and ideally the night before rolling, too. We believe this is the factor that people most often confuse with an MDMA comedown. People think they are feeling bad the day after due to MDMA, but it’s actually mostly due to mild sleep deprivation.


Take safer dosages, perhaps less than 180 mg total during a session for a male or 120 mg for a female/smaller person. Test your MDMA so you know it’s not fake. Don’t mix other drugs that have comedowns with MDMA. Take breaks between consecutive MDMA uses perhaps at least 3 weeks.


Interestingly, in MAPS sponsored MDMA clinical research, depressed mood in days 1-7 following MDMA use was observed in 13% of patients in the placebo condition, and 13% of patients in the 100-125 mg condition! Refer to page 77 of 143.


From the fantastic book Acid Test: “He’d learned that MDMA, which flooded the brain with serotonin during the session, could leave a hangover of serotonin depletion for a few days, which might be associated with depressed feelings. Oddly though, in Michael’s first study, the subjects who took only the sugar pill reported more depressed feelings following the sessions than those who got the MDMA.” Contact us for a FREE consultation of MDMA abuse.


From the page on MDMA Side Effects.


Anecdotal reports indicate that MDMA comedowns are strongly related to:

Impure MDMA. Unsafe dosages not waiting long enough between MDMA uses. Lack of sleepover unhealthy actions / other drug use.


Preventing a comedown before dosing


Follow harm reduction advice or give Gods Mountain a call for some serious Molly addiction help:


Consider taking supplements, there’s some anecdotal evidence that they might help reduce your comedown - though there’s no high-quality scientific research. As a bonus, there’s evidence from rat studies that specific supplements “may prevent or reduce the risk of “losing the magic”.”Take as long of a break between rolls as possible. “A minimum break is then perhaps 3-5 weeks if you’re taking less than or equal to 120 mg and with no more than 3 sessions - it may be smart to increase the delay if you plan on more than 3 sessions in your life, but we don’t really know.” Dose <120 mg. Avoid re-dosing. Only consume MDMA that you have good evidence (e.g. reviews/other people have tested it, or you have tested it using Mandelin, Mecke, Marquis and Simon’s Reagents) is extremely high purity.


I’m currently coming down - how can I treat my MDMA comedown?


  • Sleep. Getting 9+ hours should be helpful. Anecdotal reports seem to indicate that some MDMA comedown symptoms are related to a lack of sleep.

  • Hydrate, especially with electrolyte-containing fluids.

  • Eat nutritious food. In general, we’d expect low sugar food to be better.

  • Supplement 5-HTP, optionally with EGCG. Avoid 24 h before or after rolling. Evidence: anecdotal only. There’s no scientific evidence confirming this. (2) Some users find it helpful, some don’t.

If you or someone you love has an addiction problem to Molly or is abusing MDMA, then please give Gods Mountain Recovery Center a call today at (877) 463-7686 for a FREE consultation. Our women's molly recovery and rehab center will help you to regain your life.

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