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 you start addiction treatment, you should consider getting checked out by an addiction neurology specialist. Continue reading “Addiction Neurology: Should You Get Your Brain Checked Out?”

Harm Reduction Saves Lives

In other parts of the country and the world, safe injection sites are saving the lives of heroin users. An important part of this harm reduction system is the testing of heroin for fentanyl. The purpose of testing heroin is to ensure that the drug user has real heroin and not deadly, potent fentanyl. Continue reading “Testing Heroin For Fentanyl”

What is Tapentadol?

Surprisingly, there are many questions on the online forums about snorting Tapentadol. So, what is this drug? Another name for this potent opioid is Nucynta. You may or may not have heard about it. In fact, it has been around for quite a long time now. Continue reading “Snorting Tapentadol: Five Important Tips”

The New Recovery

The substance abuse treatment Broward County should have, without a doubt, would certainly include Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). If you have followed this blog over the past few years, you know that I feel strongly about this topic. For the best outcomes for all opioid addicts, MAT should be part of all treatment programs. Continue reading “Substance Abuse Treatment Broward County Needs For The 21st Century”

Fake pills are real

If you are addicted to opioids in the form of prescription pills or tablets, the issue of fake pills on the street are a real danger. In fact, you may believe that you are safe because you only use legitimate pharmaceuticals rather than street heroin. Unfortunately, this is not the case, especially now. Continue reading “Fake Pills: A Serious Danger For Opiate and Opioid Users”

Senate Bill 2680, opioid addiction treatment and Sublocade

There is a bill in congress now known as Senate Bill 2680. Could it possibly earn the nickname, “The Sublocade Senate Bill”? I believe that it could. Continue reading “Sublocade Senate Bill? Will The Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 Address This 21st Century Treatment?”

Sublocade versus Probuphine, which one is better?

Sublocade and Probuphine are two of the newest medical treatments for opiate and opioid dependence. In fact, they could possibly become the new standard, replacing the existing sublingual tablets and films. Sublocade is a monthly injection. Probuphine is a twice yearly implant. So, Sublocade versus Probuphine, which is better? Continue reading “Sublocade Versus Probuphine: The Evolution of MAT”

Suboxone withdrawal is real

While Suboxone withdrawal is a real condition that happens when you stop taking Suboxone, it is important to understand what it means to withdrawal from Suboxone. Some so-called “experts” have made an association between withdrawal and a substance being addictive. They then use this as argument to convince people who are addicted to opioids to not take Suboxone or to take it for too short a time. In fact, in this article about Suboxone withdrawal, the author calls Suboxone an addictive substance. Continue reading “Suboxone Withdrawal: The Truth about Quitting Suboxone”

How are we observing international overdose awareness day here in Broward County?

Unfortunately, for the heroin and pill dealers, it is business as usual. In fact, I have already seen a patient today who bought heroin and used it this morning. Thankfully, for this particular patient, the recovery process has begun with detox therapy. In observing international overdose awareness day, let us work together to help more of our loved ones get away from active addiction and into recovery. Continue reading “Observing International Overdose Awareness Day in Fort Lauderdale, Florida”

Artist Rehab: The Creativity Connection

What is artist rehab? It means to rehabilitate an artist from active addiction. Hence, it is the process of getting an artist into recovery. Continue reading “Artist Rehab: Creativity and Recovery”