Five Ways to Boost Energy After Opioid Withdrawal

Five Ways to Boost Energy After Opioid Withdrawal

Patients who have stopped using opiates and gone through the withdrawal process often wonder why their energy is so low and ask about ways they might boost it. After extended use of opioid pain medications such as Oxycontin, Percocet®, Opana®, Dilaudid®,...
How Pain Perpetuates Addiction

How Pain Perpetuates Addiction

My good friend sends me articles she reads that have to do with addiction. This morning she sent me a quick story from the New York Times that describes a woman’s experience of having surgery in Germany: “After Surgery in Germany, I Wanted Vicodin, Not...
My Doctor Refuses To Prescribe My Pain Medication!

My Doctor Refuses To Prescribe My Pain Medication!

John is a 60-year-old man who was the victim of a motor vehicle accident in 1996 that left him with multiple injuries, including skull, vertebral and other bone fractures. He was hospitalized for several weeks and basically had his entire face rebuilt and rods placed...

Low Energy After Opioid Withdrawal

A patient called the other evening. He finished his rapid opiate detox about a week ago. He has a very physical job and is father of a 4-month-old baby, Noah. Noah is the reason he finally decided he had to stop his drug use once and for all. He has been using high...

Help for Chronic Pain Patients

A lot of the patients who come to us to be detoxed off opiates have never used street drugs. They are chronic pain patients who have become dependent on opiate pain medicine prescribed to them in a doctor’s office. These are patients who started on narcotic pain...