Tag: buprenorphine

The New Standard for Treatment In a move that’s sure to raise more than a few eyebrows, SAMHSA has officially endorsed medication-assisted therapies (also known as opioid replacement therapies). While they’ve long been supporters of buprenorphine (Suboxone and Subutex) and methadone, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration recently added wording to their grant

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How Long Does Suboxone Last? Medication assisted therapies, opioid replacement therapies, methadone and buprenorphine maintenance…there are a lot of options when it comes to using medicine to recover from addiction. The most popular option over the past several years has been, by far, Suboxone maintenance. With dedicated buprenorphine doctors and “sub clinics” opening all over

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Suboxone Withdrawal Getting off Suboxone stinks. That’s the simple truth about coming off this opioid. Suboxone withdrawal symptoms are unpleasant and last for longer than “normal” opioid withdrawal. Subutex withdrawal isn’t much better (I explore the differences between the two below). I say this as a former addict and someone who now works in addiction

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An Exciting New Way to Treat Addiction! A team of researchers from Yale University may have just discovered the magic bullet in treating opioid addiction! Okay, that’s a bit over the top, but a recent study from Yale does highlight a new and highly effective type of addiction treatment. Dr. Gail D’Onofrio, the Chair of

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A New Approach to Drug Court In a move that’s sure to ruffle some feathers, the federal government is throwing its weight around to make Suboxone mandatory in many drug courts. According to Michael Botticelli, the Director of the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy, the government will begin to cut off federal

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