What’s better, Suboxone or ZubSolv?

So, you are about to start medication assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid or opiate addiction or dependence. Your doctor may present you with a choice of medication brands. While generics are being used more now, the big brands are still preferred by some health plans. Suboxone vs ZubSolv, which one is best? Continue reading “Suboxone VS ZubSolv”

How is the wafer different from Suboxone Films?

While we already have multiple meds available for treating opioid addiction, there will soon be a new one. Currently, we have dissolving films, tablets, injections and implants. So, how is the buprenorphine wafer different? Continue reading “Buprenorphine Wafer: A New Development”

Concierge Treatment For Opioid and Opiate Dependence and Addiction

There are true VIP residential programs, such as Borden Cottage in Camden Maine. However, there are also more affordable alternatives closer to home. To get the best in luxury rehab, you may have to pay at least $65,000 per month. Yet, if you are ready to overcome opioid addiction, you can get VIP, concierge treatment that will only cost around a few thousand dollars over the course of an entire year. VIP rehab is far less expensive than you may think. Continue reading “VIP Rehab: Getting The Best In Opioid Addiction Treatment”

Why do patients need medication for withdrawal symptoms?

If you have never experienced opioid withdrawal, you may want to consider having some sympathy for those who have. Words cannot express how difficult it is to get through the period of withdrawal symptoms. Additionally, it can take days, even weeks, for symptoms to subside. Therefore, to help determined patients get through without relapsing, medications to reduce the severity of symptoms are important. So, lucemyra vs clonidine: which one is best to treat withdrawal symptoms during detox treatment? Continue reading “Lucemyra VS Clonidine: Making Opioid Withdrawal Tolerable”

What does agency mean?

I once listened to an incredible podcast interview with Matt Mullenweg, founder of WordPress. He spoke at length about the word, “agency”. What he meant was a kind of freedom. In fact, his life’s work has been to provide people with a platform of self-expression that they can control and own for themselves. This use of the word can be readily applied to the process of recovering from addiction and finding freedom and authenticity in life. This is what I mean by addiction agency. Continue reading “Addiction Agency: Finding True Freedom In Life”

Learn to be happy by being true to yourself

Truthfulness and honesty are difficult subjects for an addicted person.If you are addicted to drugs, you have probably been confronted by your loved ones about your lack of honesty. “Where were you last night? Where’s my money? Are you using drugs again?” While lying is a symptom of active addiction, it is not who you are. Furthermore, just as important as your truthfulness with others is being honest with yourself. As part of your recovery process, you may want to consider eudaimonic addiction therapy. Continue reading “Eudaimonic Addiction Therapy: Finding Fulfillment Through Authenticity”

How To Save A Life

I was watching a CPR video this morning. The American Heart Association produced this short and simple YouTube video. While it demonstrated the basics of saving a non-responsive person, my thoughts immediately went to using Narcan as a part of CPR. Continue reading “Using Narcan To Save Lives From Opioid Overdose”