A New Addiction Treatment Product That Changes Everything

About one month ago, as of the writing of this post, Mylan has released a generic version of the Suboxone Sublingual Film. It is so new that GoodRx.com does not even have a discount price listed for it. However, I have heard reports back that prices are very low. The affordable Mylan generic Suboxone strips make it possible for anyone struggling with opiate addiction to get treatment. Continue reading “Mylan Generic Suboxone Strips For Opiate Addiction”

If methadone is such a bad drug, why do we use it to treat addiction?

As you are probably aware, methadone has a terrible reputation. People believe that it gets into the bones and rots the teeth of the methadone user. There is no truth to these methadone myths. While it is true that methadone can be dangerous if misused, under the care of a licensed treatment program, it can be safe and highly effective. Especially in today’s world of tainted heroin, methadone can be the best option available. Dangerous fentanyl analogs found in street heroin wreak havoc with the user’s opioid receptors and make it difficult for any medical addiction treatment to work. Yet, methadone’s unique properties make it an ideal treatment in this situation. Continue reading “How Long Do I Need To Wait To Take Suboxone After Taking Methadone?”

How well does it really work?

You are interested in Suboxone treatment for opiate addiction, but you want to know what are your chances for success. Additionally, you would like to know how it compares to other treatments. So, what is the success rate of Suboxone treatment? Continue reading “What Is The Success Rate Of Suboxone Treatment?”

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 On To 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”