A Serious Concern

Suboxone constipation can be very unpleasant. While Suboxone is a unique medication, it is still an opioid and can cause constipation. In fact all opioids can cause constipation. As described in this article, buprenorphine induced constipation is a significant issue. It is important to let your doctor know if you have this side effect. Continue reading “Suboxone Constipation: How To Address This Serious Issue”

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”

How is the wafer different from Suboxone Films?

While we already have multiple meds available for treating opioid addiction, there will soon be a new one. Currently, we have dissolving films, tablets, injections and implants. So, how is the buprenorphine wafer different? Continue reading “Buprenorphine Wafer: A New Development”

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”

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”

Sublocade And Vivitrol: The two monthly injections for opioid addiction

Sublocade vs Vivitrol. Which one is better? is there, in fact, a better choice for all patients? And, if one monthly shot was clearly better than the other, why would there be a need for both to exist? Continue reading “Sublocade VS Vivitrol”

Will this revolutionary addiction treatment be available for free?

Free Sublocade will soon be a reality. For people with insurance, there is already help to get the cost very low. Many patients pay only $5 per monthly injection. However, patients without insurance cannot take advantage of this copay assistance program. Fortunately, a full assistance program is coming soon. Continue reading “Free Sublocade: Read This To Learn How You Can Get The “Suboxone Shot” For Free”

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”

Fake pills are real

If you are addicted to opioids in the form of prescription pills or tablets, the issue of fake pills on the street are a real danger. In fact, you may believe that you are safe because you only use legitimate pharmaceuticals rather than street heroin. Unfortunately, this is not the case, especially now. Continue reading “Fake Pills: A Serious Danger For Opiate and Opioid Users”