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”

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”

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”

The Future Of Opioid Addiction Treatment

Medication Assisted Treatment Virtual Reality will be a part of the future of addiction treatment. In fact, it is already, in the form of telemedicine, in use today. Patients are getting medical help to recover from opiate and opioid addiction without having to leave their homes. MATVR will someday advance opioid therapy to the point that remote treatment may be superior to regular in-office visits. Continue reading “Medication Assisted Treatment Virtual Reality: MATVR”

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?”

Making the switch to a safer and easier opioid addiction treatment plan

Transitioning from Methadone to Suboxone can be done. However, if you are on methadone and doing well without any problems, you may want to continue with it. Experts consider Methadone to be the gold standard of treatment for opiate and opioid addiction. Yet, if you are not happy with the restrictive lifestyle and risks of Methadone, you may be interested in making the switch. Continue reading “Methadone To Suboxone: The Right Way To Make The Switch”

Recovering From Opiate Addiction In Your Own Home

A home detox program is simply a program that allows you to quit drugs and recover from addiction at home. While long-term inpatient programs can be excellent, not everyone is able to go away for weeks or months at a time. In fact, for opioid addiction, home detox is actually superior to residential programs in many respects. Continue reading “Home Detox Program: The Solution To Opioid Addiction”

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?”

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”

What is Sublocade?

Fort Lauderdale Sublocade doctors are learning the value of this new and important treatment for opioid addiction. Sublocade is a new medication that is given as a monthly injection. And, as reported in this New Start Recovery article, it provides a new hope for those who are addicted to opiates and opioids and their loved ones. Continue reading “Fort Lauderdale Sublocade Doctors Offer A New Hope”