A Serious Concern

Suboxone constipation can be very unpleasant. While Suboxone is a unique medication, it is still an opioid and can cause constipation. In fact all opioids can cause constipation. As described in this article, buprenorphine induced constipation is a significant issue. It is important to let your doctor know if you have this side effect. Continue reading “Suboxone Constipation: How To Address This Serious Issue”

A new addition to traditional rehab

Not long ago, most rehab programs refused to offer Suboxone therapy. Now, however, they are finally coming around to the fact that it works to save lives. While Rehab MAT (medication assisted treatment) is a big improvement over traditional treatment, there are some issues to address. Continue reading “Rehab MAT: Following Through To Success”

A subcutaneous solution to opioid addiction treatment

What do surgical implants have to do with opioid addiction treatment? By placing an implant device under the skin to steadily release medication, we solve many problems. The medication works better, the patient does not have to remember to take daily meds. Additionally, the doctor and loved ones don’t have to worry about the patient misusing their meds. Unfortunately, there are problems with implant surgeries. The doctor must cut the patient’s skin to implant a medical device. After therapy is complete, the doctor must cut again to get it out. Hence, a non-surgical solution is the holy grail of implant therapies. Continue reading “Non-Surgical Implant: The Unique Nature of Sublocade”

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 may have to wait longer. Fortunately, when you do take that first dose, the withdrawal sickness will subside and you will feel better. During the waiting period, you must resist the urge to get high again. In recovery circles, they call this struggle to resist drug cravings, “white knuckling” as described in this article. Continue reading “White Knuckling Onto Suboxone”

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”

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 tablets and the staff watches the patients take it. The problem is, what happens after discharge? What happens when you no longer see the Subutex doctors in rehab? Continue reading “Subutex Doctors: What Happens When You Leave Rehab?”

Jumping On The MAT Bandwagon

If you are looking for an addiction treatment center for opioid addiction, you may notice that many now offer MAT. When it comes to residential rehab MAT, this is a new phenomenon. Historically, the addiction rehab community has despised MAT. So, what has changed? Continue reading “Residential Rehab MAT”