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. Continue reading “Using Narcan To Save Lives From Opioid Overdose”

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”

What is the best way to find help close by?

If you are ready to quit opiates or opioids, you may want to start by looking for an experienced doctor. In order to get proper help, you are going to want to find a doctor certified to prescribe MAT medications. Once you know what MAT is, you may be wondering, “how do I find MAT near me?” Continue reading “MAT Near Me: Getting Help For Opioid Addiction Close To Home”

The Power Of The Addictive Mind

What is the Brain Trust? This is a concept described by Ed Catmull in his book, Creativity Inc. In the book, he talks about special meetings of the creative thinkers of his company. While a meeting is in session, the attendees cannot attack or judge each others ideas. Yet, candid criticism is welcome. In a Brain Trust meeting, members discuss and refine ideas. Interestingly, Addicted individuals tend to be highly intelligent and creative and they are encouraged to attend regular special meetings. Continue reading “Brain Trust: The Competitive Advantage Of Addiction”

How can you find the best addiction treatment programs in the Greater Miami Area?

As you may be aware, the Greater Miami Area refers to Broward County, Palm Beach County, and Miami-Dade County. My city, Fort Lauderdale, is right at the center of this large stretch of land. As you can imagine, there are a great many addiction treatment programs in this region. So, how can you possibly determine which one will be right for you? Inpatient rehab or outpatient treatment? Continue reading “Addiction Treatment Programs In South Florida: Inpatient Rehab Versus Outpatient”

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”

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”