Opioid Addiction
Nov20

Opioid Addiction

The number of addicts is of epidemic proportions. If you include the commonest drug, alcohol, you will find there are hidden alcoholics in friends or family of all of us. There are 60,000 heroin users and 100,000 current opioid prescription abusers in the greater Baltimore area. There are 5 million U.S. residents that use illicit opiates. Existing addiction services can treat fewer than 210,000 nationwide at any one time. We Care...

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What is Suboxone Film?
Nov19

What is Suboxone Film?

SUBOXONE Film is a discreet and effective treatment for opioid dependence. You can begin your treatment in a doctor’s office and then take SUBOXONE Film at home—without interrupting your daily routine. Taking SUBOXONE Film can help reduce your physical withdrawal symptoms and cravings, so you can begin to work toward recovery. Because opioid dependence is a complex condition that involves more than just physical symptoms—it can also...

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Intro to Zubsolv
Nov19

Intro to Zubsolv

An advanced formulation for the maintenance treatment of opioid dependence ZUBSOLV (buprenorphine and naloxone) sublingual tablets (CIII) ZUBSOLV is a maintenance medication for adults with opioid dependence ZUBSOLV should be used as part of a complete treatment plan that also includes counseling and behavioral therapy ZUBSOLV delivers a comparable concentration of active medication to previously approved buprenorphine/naloxone...

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What is Methadone?
Nov19

What is Methadone?

Methadone is a synthetic opioid that blocks the effects of heroin and other prescription drugs containing opiates. Used successfully to treat pain as well as opioid withdrawal for more than 40 years, methadone has been shown to eliminate withdrawal symptoms and relieve drug cravings from heroin and prescription opiate medications. It works by interacting with opiate receptors in the brain.  Federal law and regulations require that...

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Road to Recovery
Nov18

Road to Recovery

Road to Recovery is a successful model Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program (MMTP) in the criminal justice system that has been in existence for over two years. It was created by the Anne Arundel County Health Department in Maryland for the previously and/or currently opiate addicted population who became incarcerated, generally for drug related offenses. Its goal was to decrease recidivism, relapse and overdose rates after their...

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Comorbidity
Nov18

Comorbidity

Comorbidity- Methadone/ Suboxone for Addiction and Chronic Pain When an addictive type personality is coupled with the stresses of everyday living and chronic pain from whatever cause, the combination results in what is commonly called a comorbid state of affairs. This frequently includes psychological states of anxiety and/or depression. Comorbidity can also be considered as a “dual diagnosis” when disorders have a mental health as...

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