How long are you going to take that stuff?

I have produced a few educational items, and I sell themt priced at a small fraction of the street cost of one tablet of oxycodone.  All proceeds go toward the support of this web site, the forum, and other educational efforts.  The most popular item is the e-book called ‘User’s Guide Read more…

Is She Still Using?

I have been involved in Q and A with a person in another part of the country, and will share some of our exchange after removing the identifying info. BTW, I receive many e-mails from people and I just don’t have time to answer most of them; I DO provide Read more…

Buprenorphine and the Dynamic Nature of Character Defects

What follows is a lightly-edited version of one of my posts from a couple years ago.  I still think that this is a good model for understanding the actions of buprenorphine. Buprenorphine and the Dynamic Nature of Character Defects ‘Suboxone’ and ‘Subutex’ are the trade names for medications that contain buprenorphine, a substance used to Read more…

Part of my story; part of my book

I’m often asked “hey, what is YOUR story?”  That opens the door to a long, drawn out presentation… or I’ll just say “I have a book about the subject ready to go– do you know any publishers?”  I DO have a book ready to go, by the way…  and I welcome any Read more…

Overdose Memorials during an Epidemic

I sometimes get the sense that there is a parallel universe besides this one, and I am not sure which one is real.  In one, the kids grow up safely, and every premature death is cause for alarm that generates immediate effective action by the community.  In the other universe, Read more…

Withdrawal in newborns: Lay off the guilt trip!!

I will share some thoughts that I left at a discussion at a ‘linked in’ group about addiction.  I was responding to someone who was equating addiction and physical dependence in a baby born to an opiate-addicted mother.  My feeling is that such women are given way too much of Read more…

Another one?

I have no idea what killed Brittany Murphy.  The press are reporting that she had a ‘heart attack’ at age 32, not fully understanding the difference between a ‘heart attack’– which typically refers to a heart that stops functioning because of an inadequate suppy of oxygen, usually from coronary artery blockage– vs. ‘cardiac arrest’, Read more…

Reckitt-Benckiser's 'Here to Help' Program– What do you think?

Reckitt-Benckiser, the first (but surely not last) manufacturer of orally dissolvable buprenorphine sold under the brand names Suboxone and Subutex, has been aggressively pushing doctors to refer addicts taking buprenorphine into a program called ‘Here to Help’ that they promote as something that will keep patients compliant with buprenorphine maintenance.  Read more…

SuboxDoc Goes Negative!

I received a couple responses to my youtube videos tonight that are worth responding to.  For people who haven’t stumbled across the videos, you will find them if you go to youtube and search under ‘suboxone’ or ‘suboxdoc’.  They are pretty much the same thing as what you read here—a Read more…

Suboxone vs buprenorphine: Time for a name change?

For the past 6 years, Reckitt-Benckiser has sold buprenorphine under the brand names ‘Suboxone’ and ‘Subutex’. Buprenorphine has been sold under other names in the past, notably ‘Temgesic’, which was buprenorphine intended for intravenous use by medical professionals treating pain. Many people, myself included, have been anxiously awaiting a less Read more…

How Long to Take That Stuff?

I ended the ‘85% off’ sale of the recordings listed to the right of the blog;  they are also listed at the web page ‘Sober After Suboxone,’ along with some other useful recordings about opiate dependence.  I have received good feedback about the recordings, and I think that the ‘how Read more…

My book

Hi all–   sorry for the infrequent posting lately.  I am trying to finish a book about Suboxone and about addiction, and by the time I finish working in my practice each day I have little time to divide between the blog, the book, and a few other projects.  I just Read more…