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”

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?”

What is Tapentadol?

Surprisingly, there are many questions on the online forums about snorting Tapentadol. So, what is this drug? Another name for this potent opioid is Nucynta. You may or may not have heard about it. In fact, it has been around for quite a long time now. Continue reading “Snorting Tapentadol: Five Important Tips”

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?”

Addiction clinics are simply a place to get health care.

So, addiction clinics focus on health care for addiction.  Addiction is a medical condition.  There are changes in the brain that cause you to overuse and misuse uncontrollably.  Then, you realize that you can’t stop.  Yet, you know you are hurting yourself and others, but you need help to stop.

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How to get free buprenorphine meds for opioid dependence

Free Suboxone, Free Subutex, Free Zubsolv, Free buprenorphine?

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What happens when you get past one year clean?

One year clean is hard to imagine. That is, when you get through your first day clean.  An entire twenty-four hours is a huge accomplishment when it is your first day. You might not feel clean. It takes time to get the drugs out of your system. Then, there is the withdrawal and the cravings. Continue reading “One Year Clean”

Cravings For Drugs

When it comes to addiction, cravings for drugs are a big problem.  The word, “craving”, is almost too innocent for what it represents.  In the context of drug addiction, it is not the same as a pregnant woman having a craving for pickles and ice cream.  It is not like having a craving for a late night pizza or an ice cream cone.  There may be no word in the English language that captures the horror brought on those who suffer from addiction and the people around them by cravings. Continue reading “Cravings For Drugs”

How long will I be taking Suboxone?

How long will I be taking Suboxone?  This is a common question and a difficult one to answer.  Every new patient asks this question. It is, of course, reasonable.  When you decide that you want to quit taking drugs and finally be done with them, you don’t want to be told that the best way is to replace your drugs with another drug.  Yet, the fact is that for many people who are addicted to opioids such as heroin and pain pills, the safest way to get clean is to transition to Suboxone under the care of a qualified doctor.

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