Wow (!) in Taipei, Taiwan

I often talk to my patients on buprenorphine (aka Suboxone) about the need to fill their minds with new ideas, plans, and experiences.  For years, those of us with addictions were focused on one thing– finding a way to avoid being sick for the next few hours.  That one issue became Read more…

My Lousy Bedside Manner

I receive about a dozen e-mails each day asking for advice; some are quite long, and while I would love to be more helpful there are days when I don’t have time to even read them, let alone answer– so please understand if I have not gotten back to you. Read more…

Suboxone's complicated relationship with traditional recovery

By now almost every opiate addict has heard of Suboxone, the amazing medication for opiate dependence that has taken the using world by storm.  I initially had mixed feelings about Suboxone, my opinion likely influenced by my own experiences as an addict in traditional recovery.  But my opinion has changed Read more…