That Street Pill Might Be Fentanyl

That Street Pill Might Be Fentanyl

We see it almost daily. A patient comes in for a detox with us stating that they are buying pills, like opiates or benzodiazepines, on the street. They say their dealer is “trustworthy” and that the pills are “legit.” When we test their urine for substances, more...
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...
The Safest & Best Way to Detox Off Fentanyl

The Safest & Best Way to Detox Off Fentanyl

I’m a medical professional in the substance use/addiction field. When I started in this business about 13 years ago, the most common situations our patients presented with were their struggles to get off methadone, prescribed pain medication, or heroin. Nothing much...