Elizabeth Brico

Elizabeth Brico is a freelance writer with an MFA in Writing & Poetics from Naropa University. She is a journalism fellow with TalkPoverty and a recipient of the 2021/22 Unicorn Fund. She is also a regular contributing writer for HealthyPlace’s trauma blog. Her work has appeared on Vice, Vox, Stat News, The Fix, and others. When she isn’t working, she can usually be found reading, writing, or watching speculative fiction.


What Is Naltrexone, and How Can It Treat Both Alcohol and Opioid Addiction?

Naltrexone can completely block the euphoric and pain-relieving effects of opioids, helping to deter opioid misuse by erasing the ability of a user to get high. It begins working slower and is longer lasting, so it won’t help in an overdose, but can help to manage an opioid use disorder. And, unlike naloxone, naltrexone can also be used in the treatment of alcohol use disorders.

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Why Is There Naloxone in My Suboxone?

There’s actually quite a lot of confusion surrounding the role of naloxone in buprenorphine among opioid addicted populations. Today, I’m here to clear up some of the confusion around the role of naloxone in buprenorphine treatment.

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Suboxone Taper Tips

I can give you some tips and tricks that I used to help ease the discomfort of withdrawal when I tapered from methadone and buprenorphine.

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Reducing Drug Addiction Stigma Through Language

But the fight to de-stigmatize drug use and addiction is far from over. Change also begins in the hearts and minds of regular people. One way to help bring that about comes in the fairly simple format of changing the way we talk about addiction.

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Benefits of Long-Term Suboxone (Buprenorphine) Treatment

When you think of buprenorphine (Suboxone) treatment for opioid addiction, what comes to mind? If you think of it as a detox aid, intended to help decrease the discomforts associated with withdrawal from heroin and other opioids of abuse, don’t feel bad. This is a common misconception—one that many people spread.

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