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Only a Superficial Understanding of Buprenorphine Diversion

First Posted 11/19/2013 In ‘Addiction Treatment with a Dark Side’, Deborah Sontag of the New York Times shared her observations of the clinical use of buprenorphine for treating opioid dependence, warts and all.  Readers of the Talk Zone know my bias, that buprenorphine/Suboxone is one of the only effective treatments Read more…

Suboxone Makes Me Fat and Boring and Stupid

Originally posted 3/6/2013 A late post tonight, since my new exercise program has pushed my blogging back by an hour or so each night.  My suspicions about exercise were correct, by the way; it is much easier to suggest exercise to other people than it is to actually exercise.  I’ve Read more…

Suboxone Side Effects Pt. 2

Originally posted 1/2/2013 We can now leave naloxone out of the discussion, and focus on the side effects of Suboxone that are caused by buprenorphine. Side effects are symptoms caused by a given medication that are not part of the therapeutic benefit of that medication.  Whether a symptom is a side Read more…

Methadone vs. Suboxone

In response to the comments about methadone… a post about Methadone vs. Suboxone. I am not aware of the idea that a person’s choice of Suboxone vs methadone should be dictated by their tolerance level, and I certainly do not agree with that idea.  I also do not see any Read more…