My Patient’s Most Shameful Secret

My Patient’s Most Shameful Secret

One of the most troubling aspects of my job as a medical addiction professional reared its head last week as I entered the exam room for a follow-up visit with Gordon.* Gordon has had a very successful career in banking. He is the 64-year old divorced father of three...
Getting Off Opiates Quickly

Getting Off Opiates Quickly

As the opioid epidemic has exploded, so have treatment options. In the desperation of being personally trapped by addiction, or having a loved one on the brink of losing everything, it can be quite overwhelming to make an informed choice about the most appropriate...
The Easiest and Fastest Way to Detox Off Opioids

The Easiest and Fastest Way to Detox Off Opioids

These were not my words, but the words of a patient who completed a 5-day opioid detox with us a few weeks ago. A couple of years ago, his detox would probably have been 3 days—he believed he was using a gram or a gram and a half of heroin a day—but when fentanyl was...