Gabapentin: too risky in addictions?

Gabapentin can be addictive. Search for gabapentin or pregabalin abuse on Google Scholar and you’ll turn up more than 26,000 results in a fraction of a second. Pubmed is a little more specific, finding 420 papers on the subject. Vaults of Erowid has hundreds of gabapentin and pregabalin experiences detailed by users. It seems gabapentinoids … Continue reading Gabapentin: too risky in addictions?

Pain management – cat among the pigeons

“Life is pain…anyone who tells you differently is selling something” William Goldman, The Princess Bride Pain and addiction are intertwined. Prescribed medication for pain can be a route into addiction. In practice I regularly see people on multiple medications for pain, making treatment of their addiction challenging. Last year Public Health England found that one in four … Continue reading Pain management – cat among the pigeons

Hooked: The Unexpected Addicts

I've been listening to a BBC podcast on my way to work this last couple of weeks which I've really enjoyed. Called Hooked, it’s about 'all things addiction and recovery' and is frank, funny, well-informed, upsetting, entertaining, resonant, authentic and powerful. Melissa and Jade share their lived experience but also interview experts and others who … Continue reading Hooked: The Unexpected Addicts