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”

MAT: What is it?

MAT is an acronym. Simply, it stands for Medication Assisted Treatment. Doctors use MAT in conversation when they are talking about medical treatment for opioid addiction. Continue reading “MAT for Opiate and Opioid Dependence and Addiction”

Heroin and Suboxone: Are they the same drug?

There are articles online proposing that heroin and Suboxone are no different. They make this argument by going down the list and checking off similarities. Both are opioids. Check. Both have abuse potential. Check. And, both heroin and Suboxone have a physical withdrawal syndrome. Hence, heroin and Suboxone are the same. Therefore, doctors are essentially prescribing heroin to drug addicts.

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