Rod MacTaggart

name Rod MacTaggart is a Florida-based freelance writer who contributes articles on health.
Contact: info@novusdetox.com

New OxyContin Detox Protocol Helps Anyone Overcome Addiction

15th May 2009
OxyContin addiction is the new doorway drug to ruined careers and lost lives, even when it begins as a legitimate prescription for the pain of injury and illness. Thousands of Americans are becoming dependent and addicted to the opioid painkiller OxyCo... Read >

Ireland Drug Czar Condemns Long-Term Methadone Maintenance

30th March 2009
The Obama administration and all state legislatures could learn a lesson from Ireland, where John Curran, Ireland's minister for drugs strategy, has called for a review of methadone addiction, and how effective methadone programs actually are at getting p... Read >

Life After Successful Methadone Detox Is Like Getting Out Of Prison

04th March 2009
Giving someone a methadone addiction is like putting that person in a prison where they are not confined by walls but by their dependence on the drug, says a detox expert, and getting off the drug is like getting out of jail. Using the highly-addictive... Read >

Methadone Detox Widely Unavailable For High-Dose Methadone Addicts

20th February 2009
Few methadone detox or rehab facilities will accept addicts taking more than 80 milligrams per day, making methadone addiction almost untreatable in this country -- but new detox protocols are offering help. Thousands of Americans already suffering fro... Read >

Court-Ordered Drug Rehab Instead Of Jail Gets A Boost From Utah Bikers

17th August 2007
Drug courts are a recent innovation in the country. They're designed to help stop the abuse of alcohol and drugs and related criminal activity by ordering offenders into drug treatment programs instead of serving jail time. In exchange for completing the ... Read >

Drug Rehab for Actiq: The Lollipop That Causes Addictions, Injuries and Deaths

06th August 2007
You may have heard about a drug called Actiq - a berry-flavored lozenge on a stick that looks and tastes like a lollipop. It was approved by the FDA for cancer patients only, but is being prescribed for everything from migraines to back pain, and has foun... Read >

Prescription Drug Addiction – Which Method of Drug Detox is Best?

11th July 2007
Choosing the right drug detox can mean the difference between success and failure. When looking for help for themselves or a loved one with a prescription drug problem, people are often unsure which detox program is best. Choosing the right program co... Read >