Entries by Sunnie Southern

Facts about Buprenorphine from SAMHSA

Buprenorphine is a medication that is used in the treatment of Opioid Addiction.  Buprenorphine is a primary component of a Medication-Assisted Treatment program or MAT for short.  Medication Assisted Treatment programs also involve counseling and support from families and friends.  Opioids are also called opiates, narcotics, pain medicines, and many Read More

Important FDA Statement about Dangerous Substance Wrongly Being Used by Patients for Opioid Addiction

 

On Nov. 14, 2017, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a public health advisory to address concerns about the deadly risks associated with a botanical substance called kratom for treating opioid withdrawal. The FDA says patients wrongly believe they can use kratom to treat opioid withdrawal symptoms, but … Read More