Do all doctors test for fentanyl?

When an addiction treatment doctor orders urine drug tests, there are various choices. The basic drug test will test for heroin, morphine, methadone, marijuana, cocaine and usually a few other drugs. For doctors who prescribe Suboxone, it is important to specially request drug test kits that include buprenorphine. Surprisingly, most drug test panels do not include fentanyl. In light of the current opioid crisis and rampant fentanyl abuse, this may change in the future. For the time being, doctors who treat opioid addiction may want to order a separate fentanyl test. Continue reading “Specialized Testing Can Prevent Fentanyl Overdose”

Where was Jimmy?

This is a story about overdose. I used to eat breakfast with a small group of friends every Sunday. It was a quiet, relaxing time to get together and talk. One of my friends was named Jimmy. Jimmy lived in a neighborhood nearby. That was one thing we had in common. He wasn’t in the same immediate housing development, but he lived in the next one over. Continue reading “Jimmy’s Overdose – The Story of a Lost Friend”

Your addiction is not your fault

It is not your fault.

Your addiction is not your fault. addiction is caused by a combination of factors.  It is partly genetic.  If you are addicted to drugs, you were born already at risk.  This birth right was passed down to you from your parents and grandparents.

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Under the Tongue Absorption of Subutex Treatment

Why do you have to put subutex under your tongue for it to work?

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