Addicted To Rehab

Addicted To Rehab: Overcoming The Florida Shuffle

Michael A. gives an incredible account of going through 28 rehab programs in South Florida in a six year period. The ineffective system, which values a good medical insurance card over a patient’s wellbeing, could not help him to get clean. Finally, Michael found a program that worked for him. He discovered that he needed […]

Bob Coates

Bob Coates: The Opioid Crisis Response Act Of 2018

Frequently, I am asked about free and low cost treatment for opioid addiction. Whenever I write an article about patient assistance programs, I get a flood of calls and emails from people struggling with opioid addiction and also from the loved ones of the opioid addicted. Unfortunately, there are few options available right now. But […]

getting off suboxone

Getting Off Suboxone: Tapering To The Drop Off

How do I go about getting off Suboxone? First of all, you should only do this under the supervision of your doctor. However, it does not hurt to have a conversation about it first. After all, it is you who will go through the taper. So, what should you discuss with your doctor about getting […]

new buprenorphine

New Buprenorphine Is A Shot Of Hope For Opiate and Opioid Addicts

A New Hope For Recovery From Opioid Addiction Buprenorphine saves lives. In fact, it has been helping people to overcome opioid addiction for nearly two decades. While it is one of the best tools we have, there are problems. The new buprenorphine solves several of the more significant issues. Problems following directions As they say […]

norepinephrine withdrawal

Norepinephrine Withdrawal Connection: How Does Lucemyra Help You Quit Opioids?

Making the norepinephrine withdrawal connection Opioid withdrawal is extremely uncomfortable. When you stop the heavy use of an opiate or opioid, you will very likely get physically sick. For example, if you quit heroin, within hours, withdrawal sickness will begin. So, what is the norepinephrine withdrawal connection? And, what does Lucemyra have to do with […]

snorting tianeptine

Snorting Tianeptine And Other Forms Of Tianeptine Abuse

What is this drug and why is it available? Tianeptine is an anti-depressant medication. If you live in the US, you may not have heard of it. This is because the FDA has not approved it. While it is not an opioid, it does activate the opioid receptors. Because of this, Tianeptine abuse is possible. […]

naltrexone therapy

Naltrexone Therapy

What is naltrexone? This drug, used in naltrexone therapy, is an opioid receptor blocker. Hence, when you take Naltrexone, it blocks many of your body’s opioid receptors. So, why would you want this to happen? Why would you want naltrexone therapy? What is naltrexone therapy good for? Interestingly, this drug helps with both opioid addiction […]

subcutaneous buprenorphine

Subcutaneous Buprenorphine: The Answer To The Opioid Crisis?

Getting under your skin When you start medication assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid addiction, your life gets better quickly. However, if you are like many other people, you may have some problems with the treatment. Most MAT medications are sublingual. What this means is that you put the medication under your tongue. You may experience […]