How Do I Get Off Methadone?

How Do I Get Off Methadone?

I had the pleasure of seeing my patient Isabel (not her real name, but I love this name) in the office for her regular monthly Vivitrol injection. Vivitrol is a long-acting, injectable form of naltrexone. Naltrexone is an opiate blocker, also called an opiate...
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...