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My Doctor Refuses To Prescribe My Pain Medication!

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Oct 20

October 28, 2020

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 in his back, while other bones were screwed back together.

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How Do I Know It’s Safe to Stop Drinking Alcohol?

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Oct 20

October 20, 2020

How Do I Know It’s Safe to Stop Drinking Alcohol?



People in true recovery — beyond the physical act of not drinking or using, and in true emotional recovery — are easy people to be around. In the greatest of paradoxes, they, the wounded healers, have found strength through their weakness. They have learned wisdom not from doing it right, but from doing it wrong. (more…)
There Are Alternatives to Using Suboxone to Stop Pain Medications and Withdrawal

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Oct 20

October 15, 2020

There Are Alternatives to Using Suboxone to Stop Pain Medications and Withdrawal

COVID-19 aside, the landscape of family practice has changed dramatically in the last few years, especially as it pertains to prescribing medication for patients with chronic pain. The CDC reports that starting in 2006, the total number of opioid prescriptions dispensed continued to rise until it peaked in 2012 at “more than 255 million and a prescribing rate of 81.3 prescriptions per 100 persons.”

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The Safest & Best Way to Detox Off Fentanyl

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Sep 20

September 30, 2020

The Safest & Best Way to Detox Off Fentanyl



I’m a medical professional in the substance use/addiction field. When I started in this business about 13 years ago, the most common situations our patients presented with were their struggles to get off methadone, prescribed pain medication, or heroin. (more…)
Can I Use Kratom To Detox Off Heroin?

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Sep 20

September 29, 2020

Can I Use Kratom To Detox Off Heroin?

Several months ago a 26-year-old man from Northern Virginia came to the office for an Accelerated Opioid Detox.

He had been using heroin for about two years after being on oxycodone for surgeries he’d had shortly after high school. Jim had graduated from a good HVAC program and was a reliable employee. He loved working with his hands. He was just blowing all his money on heroin. (more…)
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