Addiction Kills Connections

Addiction Kills Connections

I had a conversation with my 30-year-old daughter the other evening. I said some things that she thought were entertaining and she decided she needed to start a reverse baby-book for me, writing down things I say that she thinks are funny. (When they were little, I...
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...
Recovery Month 2018

Recovery Month 2018

Over eleven years ago I answered an ad in the paper for a job as a Family Nurse Practitioner. (Yes, we actually still used the newspapers and looked in the classifieds for jobs at that time.) The office was an easy commute (check). I liked the staff and the ambience...
Anesthesia Detox – Yesterday’s Treatment!

Anesthesia Detox – Yesterday’s Treatment!

Every now and then, I get questions about whether we still do the Anesthesia Detox. This treatment method has many names and variations, including an Advanced Rapid Detox, an Ultra-Rapid Detox (URD or UROD), a Rapid Drug Detox, an Anesthesia-Assisted Rapid Opioid...