The Week is yet another media source bringing attention to an escalating problem of prescription opiate abuse. In this article, it is reported that Purdue Pharma may be charged in a civil suit for misrepresenting the addictive potential of the drug OxyContin. Read the rest here. “A pernicious distinction of the first decade of the 21st …Read the full post.
The author of Huffington Post longform article on Suboxone, medications, oipate addiction and recovery is interviewed on NPR’s Fresh Air. “Police and public health officials in the U.S. have been struggling in recent years with the dramatic rise in heroin addiction and fatal overdoses from the drug. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported …Read the full post.
For those of us touched by the death of a loved one from a drug overdose, I know which option I would choose if given the option of a few years of life on Suboxone* or death. In our practice we have seen many individuals in the throes of opiate addiction and withdrawal transform almost …Read the full post.
Blog Post by: Andrew Kornfeld, B.A., B.S., Director of New Patient Services at Recovery Without Walls The title of the article is as follows: Dying To Be Free There’s A Treatment For Heroin Addiction That Actually Works. Why Aren’t We Using It? The front page of the Huffington Post is a …Read the full post.
“The opposite of addiction is not sobriety. It is human connection.” Read the rest of this article on Huffington Post.
Announcing A Series of Five Free Public Lectures Thursdays, 5:00 PM, 3 Madrona Street, Downtown Mill Valley December 18 and January 8, 15, 22, and 29 New Methods, New Medications in the Treatment of Chronic Pain Street parking available. Please walk up the stairs. We hope to see you there! Dear Patients, Friends, and Colleagues: …Read the full post.
No matter what your spiritual belief, everyone can benefit from these wise words. Enjoy this year’s post of the Serenity Prayer.
A recent report by the American Academy of Neurology declared that opiates are essentially a poor choice by physicians wishing to manage chronic pain conditions of their patients. The report detailed the risk for dependence, even in cases where the opiates appear to be providing relief. We agree that full agonist opiates like Vicodin and …Read the full post.
“Medtronic neurostimulator devices can offer hope for chronic pain sufferers. The innovative pain control devices could change the lives of patients afflicted by daily chronic pain as a result of physical injury or illness. These devices are not appropriate for every patient or pain condition. However, for those whom are deemed prime candidates, neurostimulator devices …Read the full post.
We have our copy and feel that this addition is truly the most objective and informative text in the field currently. More information here. “Topics include scientific, evidence-based facts and perspectives on abuse programs, pain and addiction, co-occurring addiction and psychiatric and neuroscience disorders, psychiatry, neuroscience and neurobiology, pharmacological advances screening, the brief intervention, laboratory …Read the full post.