5 Feb, 2019

Addiction Neurology: Should You Get Your Brain Checked Out?

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How do I know if I have an addiction neurology problem? Drug use often puts a strain on the human nervous system. Hence, after many years of persistent using, damage will occur. While the brain and nervous system can recover and bounce back over time, some damage can be long lasting or even permanent. When Read article…

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4 Feb, 2019

White Knuckling On To Suboxone

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The 24 hour struggle One of the most difficult parts of starting Suboxone treatment is waiting to take the first dose. Unfortunately, if you want the treatment to work properly, you have to wait until you are in withdrawal. Therefore, you have to prepare to wait for up to 24 hours. In some cases, you Read article…

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28 Jan, 2019

Suboxone VS ZubSolv

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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 Read article…

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23 Jan, 2019

Buprenorphine Wafer: A New Development

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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?

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19 Jan, 2019

VIP Rehab: Getting The Best In Opioid Addiction Treatment

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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 Read article…

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18 Jan, 2019

Lucemyra VS Clonidine: Making Opioid Withdrawal Tolerable

Lucemyra VS Clonidine

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 Read article…

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11 Jan, 2019

Addiction Agency: Finding True Freedom In Life

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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 Read article…

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9 Jan, 2019

Eudaimonic Addiction Therapy: Finding Fulfillment Through Authenticity

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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 Read article…

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1 Jan, 2019

Using Narcan To Save Lives From Opioid Overdose

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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.

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24 Dec, 2018

Subutex Doctors: What Happens When You Leave Rehab?

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After Subutex Treatment In Rehab, What Happens Next? There is a new trend in rehab. Finally, they are offering MAT to their residents. In fact, if you search Google, you will see an incredible array of rehabs that now offer MAT. The way it works is that a subutex doctor at the rehab prescribes buprenorphine Read article…

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