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”

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”

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?”

MAT Creates An Equal Playing Field

Women’s rehab has its own difficulties. When it comes to traditional addiction treatment, women can sometimes be at a disadvantage. For example, in Narcotics Anonymous meetings, men often outnumber women significantly. Unfortunately, women can have more difficulty getting involved because of this imbalance. Continue reading “Women’s Rehab: How Women Quit Heroin with MAT”

Are 12 step programs helpful in quitting opioids?

Heroin Anonymous is one of many 12 step programs. When I say “12 step”, I mean a program that has been modeled after Alcoholics Anonymous.  It is called a 12 step program because the program has a set of 12 steps to help you to get clean and stay clean. If you decide to go to a 12 step meeting, you have a lot of choices. Therefore, you may choose to go to Heroin Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous or one of many others. Continue reading “Heroin Anonymous: The Power Of 12 Step Recovery in Quitting Heroin”

Did you know that you can get free suboxone for a year?

While I have written about this topic in the past, it is worth revisiting. The cost of Suboxone is high. So, how is it possible to get free suboxone for a year? Continue reading “Free Suboxone For A Year: How Does It Work?”

What is Bootleg Fentanyl?

What we refer to as “Bootleg Fentanyl” is an illegal product that is finding its way from countries such as China and Mexico into the US, Canada, The United Kingdom and many other free nations. As described in this article, illicit labs in these countries are exporting analogs such as furanyl-fentanyl and others. Continue reading “Bootleg Fentanyl: Chemical Warfare That Must Be Stopped”

Prescribing Suboxone Should Not Cause Distaste Amongst Doctors

According to this article, doctors not prescribing Suboxone is hindering the fight against the opioid epidemic. Then, why are doctors averse to prescribing life saving therapy? With so many benefits to suboxone treatment, why won’t more doctors get involved? Continue reading “Prescribing Suboxone Saves Lives”