28 Reasons To Use Long-Acting Naltrexone

28 Reasons To Use Long-Acting Naltrexone

I recently attended a conference where participants were challenged to surrender their electronics, tobacco products, alcohol, sugar, caffeine, gum, any medications or supplements not prescribed by a medical provider, and between-meal snacks for the duration of the...
How Did We Get Here?

How Did We Get Here?

It should be no surprise to anyone reading this newsletter that we are in the middle of the worst opioid epidemic to ever strike our country. Thanks to fentanyl (a powerful synthetic opioid), the 2016 mortality figures are even worse than 2015 – over 60,000...
Rapid Opiate Detox: Too Good To Be True?

Rapid Opiate Detox: Too Good To Be True?

I had a great visit with my patient, Edward (not his name) earlier this week. Edward grew up in West Virginia and started using Oxycontin toward the end of his high school years. He got hooked and when pills became expensive, he started using heroin. Edward is kind,...
Is Pot Safe?

Is Pot Safe?

In the last 10 years or so, we have embarked on a big experiment in this country – by allowing much easier access to marijuana. There are many reasons this has happened. We have come to believe that marijuana is not really that dangerous – a lot safer than...