A New Addiction Treatment Product That Changes Everything
About one month ago, as of the writing of this post, Mylan has released a generic version of the Suboxone Sublingual Film. It is so new that GoodRx.com does not even have a discount price listed for it. However, I have heard reports back that prices are very low. The affordable Mylan generic Suboxone strips make it possible for anyone struggling with opiate addiction to get treatment. Continue reading “Mylan Generic Suboxone Strips For Opiate Addiction”
If methadone is such a bad drug, why do we use it to treat addiction?
As you are probably aware, methadone has a terrible reputation. People believe that it gets into the bones and rots the teeth of the methadone user. There is no truth to these methadone myths. While it is true that methadone can be dangerous if misused, under the care of a licensed treatment program, it can be safe and highly effective. Especially in today’s world of tainted heroin, methadone can be the best option available. Dangerous fentanyl analogs found in street heroin wreak havoc with the user’s opioid receptors and make it difficult for any medical addiction treatment to work. Yet, methadone’s unique properties make it an ideal treatment in this situation. Continue reading “How Long Do I Need To Wait To Take Suboxone After Taking Methadone?”
Podcasts About Addiction And Recovery
What are the best recovery podcasts? First, I should explain what a podcast is. For those of you who have not heard the term before, a podcast is like a radio show. Typically, podcasts are similar to talk radio programs. While there are video podcast programs, most are currently audio only. Continue reading “Best Recovery Podcasts: Listening To The Voices Of Recovery”
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”
How do I know if I have an addiction neurology problem?
Drug use often puts a strain on the human nervous system. Hence, after many years of persistent using, damage will occur. While the brain and nervous system can recover and bounce back over time, some damage can be long lasting or even permanent. When you start addiction treatment
, you should consider getting checked out by an addiction neurology specialist. Continue reading “Addiction Neurology: Should You Get Your Brain Checked Out?”
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”
Opiate VS Opioid
What is an opiate?
The word opiate generally refers to naturally occurring drugs that bind to receptors found in the human body known as opioid receptors. Opiates are derived from the opium poppy plant. Morphine is an example of an opiate. Codeine is another. Heroin is synthesized from morphine and is in a category known as semi-synthetic opioids. So, here is where the confusion between opiate and opioid begin. Heroin, a major drug of abuse all over the world, is not an opiate, yet it is often referred to as an opiate. Continue reading “Opiate VS Opioid. What is the difference?”