Doctors Cutting Back on Opioid Prescriptions

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The opioid epidemic is not limited to street drugs like heroin, a massive part of the problem is prescribed drugs such as oxycodone and hydrocodone.

These prescription opioids are gateway drugs, they can lead to abuse and then addiction, which can start a patient on the road to heroin. Addiction Read More

Suboxone Side Effects and How to Manage Them

What is Suboxone?

Suboxone is an opioid addiction treatment drug used to wean someone who is addicted to opioids slowly off of the drug by 1) curbing cravings for the drugs and 2) minimizing withdrawal symptoms.

Suboxone contains 2 different drugs, buprenorphine, and naloxone. Buprenorphine is a partial opioid agonist, … Read More

Jacklyn: A Mother’s Story about Addiction Recovery

Jacklyn: Addiction Outreach Clinic Success StoryJacklyn regrets some decisions in her life, her story resembles that of many people with addiction who have gone through addiction recovery.

Jacklyn’s Early Life

Jacklyn’s life didn’t start off easy, her parents divorced when she was young, which led to a spiral of events that ranging from sexual abuse, … Read More

Loving an Addict Who Refuses Treatment | Help with Addiction

Loving an addict without enabling

Loving someone with a drug addiction can be one of the most difficult challenges in life. Intense cravings stimulated by drug use cause a loved one to keep using.

As someone continues to use they develop a dependency, over time it can become more difficult to seek treatment.  If a … Read More

What Are Opioids?

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Opioids and Opioid/Opiate Addiction

What are opioids/opiates?

Opiate is the term used in pharmacology meaning substance derived from the compound found in the naturally occurring opium poppy plant.

Today Opiate and Opium are used almost interchangeably, but the term Opioid is designated for all substances, both naturally occurring and synthetically … Read More

8 Most Important Personality Traits Of Addicts

The Personality Traits Of AddictsAddiction is not a certainty when someone possesses the traits listed below, but they are more than likely in a position where they have an addictive personality and may become an addict more easily. This article runs through a few characteristics that will point to an addictive personality in anyone

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6 Facts about Suboxone | What Is Suboxone?

Suboxone Treatment is Proven To Help

Suboxone combined with counseling is changing the lives of patients from all walks of life.  This article explains information on suboxone describing 6 suboxone facts that prove it indeed helps lead to better results for patients struggling with addiction.

Suboxone doctors can help patients … Read More

Fighting Opioid Addiction Disease with MAT Treatment

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What many people don’t realize about people with opioid addiction is that addiction is not a choice, it is a disease that is chronic and manifests biologically, psychologically, and socially. The American Society of Addiction Medicine, or ASAM, states that Opioid addiction is a primary, chronic disease of the brain Read More

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