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Doctor's Notes - Articles Written by Doctors on Suboxone and Opioid Dependence

Choosing the Right Addiction Treatment for You
Dr. David Kushner
Written by: Dr. David Kushner
Opioids are frequently used for pain management but can be highly addictive. For some, opioids produce a sense of euphoria that is so intoxicating they find it hard to quit. The addiction can stem from other underlying issues like the environment, upbringing, and trauma. Intense anxiety. Persistent vomiting. Profuse Sweating. Insomnia. These are just a few of the symptoms people recovering from opioid addiction experience as they go through withdrawal. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that 40 - 6... Read More
Being Treated With Buprenorphine is not a Life’s Sentence
Dr. Thomas Locke
Written by: Dr. Thomas Locke
You can get off of buprenorphine when the time is right without having to experience withdrawal. We began developing a tapering protocol five years ago that we have now perfected. I have made it available to all stable patients desirous of discontinuing buprenorphine. Understand that a percentage of people who are addicted to opiates will be better served with long term maintenance with medication assisted therapy. However, after adequate counseling and implementation of appropriate lifestyle c... Read More