Low Energy After Opioids: What’s to Blame?

Low Energy After Opioids: What’s to Blame?

“Please, Ms. Shepherd,” my patient begged, “please remove this naltrexone implant. I don’t want it anymore…” Evelyn is a 42-year-old high school teacher in New Jersey, and quite frankly, had one hell of a year in 2020. While all teachers deserve medals for Resilience...
3 Addiction Treatments to Turn Your Life Around

3 Addiction Treatments to Turn Your Life Around

Addiction is a difficult disease. It can be isolating, lonely, and painful. Unlike many other diseases, addiction is often paired with secrets and lies. It is hard to picture a life without addiction when you don’t know what treatment solutions are out there. Here are...
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...
You Have The Choice To Continue Using Heroin

You Have The Choice To Continue Using Heroin

Is the Opioid Crisis responsible for helping to mobilize some of the greatest new approaches to help people change? Or have these great techniques been brewing under the surface, being applied to different problems and issues, highlighted now because of the vast...
A Moral Failing Or A Brain That Needs Healing?

A Moral Failing Or A Brain That Needs Healing?

For those of you interested in learning more about how addiction specifically affects the brain, I encourage you to watch Dr. Kevin McCauley’s movies and YouTube presentations. Dr. McCauley was an Air Force surgeon who became addicted to pain medications after he went...