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...
Dopamine: “The Anticipation Molecule”

Dopamine: “The Anticipation Molecule”

For a long time, it has been known that dopamine is the pleasure molecule. After all, it is common knowledge that a large amount of dopamine is released in the nucleus accumbens area of the brain when we do pleasurable things – like eat food and have sex. When...
6 Ways to Keep your Resolution for Sobriety

6 Ways to Keep your Resolution for Sobriety

For those struggling with an addiction to alcohol or another substance, the end of the year can be a challenging time. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s can bring up old temptations and triggers that can make your goal for sobriety seem out of reach. But...