A Fast and Easy Way to Detox off Opioids

A Fast and Easy 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...
What To Do If You Relapse Back Onto Fentanyl

What To Do If You Relapse Back Onto Fentanyl

Fred came for an implant yesterday. He detoxed off of street fentanyl 10 weeks ago. He was about a week late for his scheduled naltrexone implant and as the time drew closer to his return visit, he was getting antsy. An argument with his wife, who is rightfully having...
6 Things to Know If Your Child is Using Drugs

6 Things to Know If Your Child is Using Drugs

When I was a young mother with friends and family members having babies, I would often send a hand-lettered card with a poignant message by Elizabeth Stone: “Making he decision to have a child — it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking...