Medication-Assisted Treatment – MAT

Medication-Assisted Treatment – MAT

Recently, the New York Times ran an article proposing that most opiate addicts should receive Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT). I couldn’t agree with them more. Success rates for patients with opiate addiction who are not treated with any form of MAT are...
Online Porn May Damage Teenage Brains

Online Porn May Damage Teenage Brains

The internet is a marvelous thing. It can bring us information at lightning speed and help us learn things, get places, and entertain ourselves. Some of us older folks can remember life before the internet, but it is hard for anyone to imagine life now without the...
Expecting Miracles

Expecting Miracles

I’m not saying that miracles can’t and don’t happen anytime and anywhere, but seeing miracles is a daily occurrence in my job. For instance…this week James* came in to get his second naltrexone implant. April did the implant, but she grabbed...
The New Fentanyl Epidemic

The New Fentanyl Epidemic

Just when you thought the heroin epidemic was bad enough, now we are seeing a new and even worse epidemic – Fentanyl. We started to hear about Fentanyl since it has been a contributing factor in many recent overdose deaths. In its prescription form, Fentanyl is...

Probuphine – A New Buprenorphine Implant

Titan Pharmaceuticals has been developing their long lasting Buprenorphine implant for about 10 years now. They have been trying to get the FDA approval for many years. They have made a lot of progress and have come close to getting FDA approval a couple of times, but...