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?”
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”
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”
When Will The Generic Suboxone Strips Be Available?
While pharmacies have been carrying generic Suboxone tablets for some time, patients want to know about a generic film or strip. Most patients prefer the film over tablets. The fact is that the film dissolves faster. Continue reading “Generic Suboxone Film: When Will It Finally Be Approved?”
Will this revolutionary addiction treatment be available for free?
Free Sublocade will soon be a reality. For people with insurance, there is already help to get the cost very low. Many patients pay only $5 per monthly injection. However, patients without insurance cannot take advantage of this copay assistance program. Fortunately, a full assistance program is coming soon. Continue reading “Free Sublocade: Read This To Learn How You Can Get The “Suboxone Shot” For Free”
Opioid addiction treatment for young people
Addiction affects people of all ages, including children. However, doctors have not focused adequately on medical addiction treatment for childhood opioid addiction. In fact, many experts still believe that the best treatment for addicted children is therapy without medication. Contrary to this belief, opioid addiction treatment should be comprehensive and include medication as well as therapy. Continue reading “Opioid addiction treatment works. Why don’t more young people get prescribed medication?”
Starting The Journey
What is the first step to getting better in your journey to recovering? You have found a way to get clean from opiate or opioid dependence and addiction through opioid treatment
. Now what? How do you figure out what to do next to make your life better? Are there things to change in your life to make it less likely that you will relapse and use drugs again? Continue reading “A Journey To Healing And Growth In Addiction Recovery”
Why are we not yet overcoming opioid addiction?
The crisis is getting worse. More people are dying than ever before from opioids. Yet, we pour more and more money and resources into addiction treatment programs that do not work. Why do rehabs fail? Continue reading “Overcoming Opioid Addiction”
Attending the Debate
As a physician working in Fort Lauderdale, I believed that I should attend the debate for mayor of Fort Lauderdale. The debate was held in the Abdo New River Room at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Thursday evening, January 4th, 2018. I parked in the parking garage across the street and made my way over to the venue. Continue reading “The Fort Lauderdale Mayoral Debate”