Rapid Opioid Rip-Off

While I’m on the subject of rip-offs, I’ll mention an extreme form of ‘detox capitalism’; a process called rapid opioid withdrawal, rapid detox, or ‘the Waismann Method.’ The name of the process supposedly comes from a certain ‘Dr. Waismann’ who helped Israeli soldiers get off opioids after they were treated Read more…

Generic Subutex, aka buprenorphine– what's the dif?

I’ll take a break from the book to post a question and answer with a reader: My daughter’s doctor recently started prescribing her a pill called only ‘buprenorphine,’ instead of her usual Suboxone. Should I be concerned about the change? My answer: You don’t mention the age of your daughter, Read more…

Sick from naloxone, maybe?

A person wrote about feeling sick after taking Suboxone, thinking that naloxone is to blame and frustrated that her physician would not prescribe Subutex: I first read your blog last week as I was going through the despair and misery of withdrawal from Percocet, and considered suicide. I didn’t want Read more…

Sick When Starting Suboxone: Abres Los Ojos!

An interesting case from a reader: Thanks Doc for your efforts. I appreciate you. I am a four year hydrocodone addict 55 years old. I became addicted when I used the drug for an injured cervical disc. A couple of years ago I found out about suboxone and got in Read more…

Suboxone / Subutex Difference

I will bop off an easy question before finishing for the night…  again, from the search terms, someone searched ‘Suboxone Subutex difference’.  For those wondering where I am getting the search terms, I’ll explain again– go down the right column of the blog to the list of recent visitors– on Read more…