Can we cancel heroin?

What does it mean to cancel heroin? It means for all of us to get together as a community and make a commitment to put an end to this deadly drug. We can do this worldwide through social media. All it takes is to promote opioid treatment and stop giving heroin undeserved attention in the media spotlight. Read on to see what else we can do.

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Heroin and Suboxone: Are they the same drug?

There are articles online proposing that heroin and Suboxone are no different. They make this argument by going down the list and checking off similarities. Both are opioids. Check. Both have abuse potential. Check. And, both heroin and Suboxone have a physical withdrawal syndrome. Hence, heroin and Suboxone are the same. Therefore, doctors are essentially prescribing heroin to drug addicts.

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Powerlessness is not hopelessness

If you are addicted to drugs, you may know how it feels to want to stop and not be able to stop. You think you are making your own decisions when you justify using drugs just one more time. Just one more and you will quit after that one. Just one good one and that’s it. Tomorrow you will quit. Soon, you realize that you are lying to yourself. Self-control is an illusion. You really cannot quit on your own. Continue reading “Powerlessness and the Power to Change”

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In 2018, I started a podcast called, “The Rehab”. The topic is generally medical addiction treatment, though I have explored a wide variety of topics related to addiction recovery. So far, I have had an incredible response to the show. My patients are listening and listeners from around the world are discovering it online.

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Should you go to Narcotics Anonymous?

Throughout history, there have been periods where an illness could be readily diagnosed but there was no adequate medical treatment. Whenever this has been the case, society has done the best it can to protect the sick and those around them. In fact, when it comes to addiction, at this point in time, there is little that the medical community can provide in the way of treatment. That is, for most forms of addiction. There is psychotherapy and rehab. Yet, there is little in the way of effective medical therapy with the exception of opioid addiction treatment. Continue reading “Narcotics Anonymous: Should You Go to Meetings?”