Skip to content

News

ADDICTED AMERICA

ADDICTED AMERICA Yesterday morning while having my first cup of coffee to get started for the day I turned on Fox News channel to see what was happening in the world. The first segment I watched dealt with the legalization of marijuana in three states. The states who are considering this new idea are New…

Read More

Awareness…….

Lethal Fentanyl and Cocaine Intoxication The New England Journal of Medicine reported an outbreak of opioid intoxication in patients who had not used opioids previously and who had non-opioid substance use disorder. Eighteen patients over four days presented to the ER by EMS for suspected drug intoxication after smoking “crack “cocaine. All patients had arrived…

Read More

Should Naloxone be in schools?

Naloxone in Schools     1. I was listening to Fox News and there was a discussion on substance abuse with students in the Junior and Senior High Schools. Naloxone should be administered in those institutions when appropriate. The argument was based upon increasing rates of opioid overdoses and deaths. Despite the fact the FDA…

Read More

Myths and Realities of Opioid Use…

  Myths Buprenorphine treatment is more dangerous than other chronic disease treatment. Buprenorphine is a replacement addiction. Detoxification for opioid use disorder is effective. Prescribing buprenorphine is time-consuming and burdensome. Reducing opioid prescribing alone will alone reduce overdose deaths. Realities Buprenorphine treatment is simpler than many other routine treatments in primary care, for example, insulin…

Read More

Opioid/Alcohol Abuse Statistics

How important is it to address the problems of Opioid and Alcohol Abuse? 1. 6% of pregnant women have a substance abuse problem. 2. Substance use exists in 40-80 % of families in which the children are victims of abuse. 3. Up to 2/3’s of all people in treatment for drug abuse report that they…

Read More

Pre- Assessment/addiction Questionaire

Freedom Medical Pre- Assessment  1. Do you acknowledge that you have a problem with opioid or alcohol abuse and requesting treatment for help? 2. Do you currently have any associated legal/criminal, employer, professional license, or child custody issues? 3. Are you willing to commit and sign a professional health-centered, behavioral modification agreement as derived from…

Read More

Vivitrol

Opioid addiction is a chronic, relapsing brain disease that affects people psychologically and physically. Effective treatment programs often focus on both aspects of addiction through counseling and medication. VIVITROL is a non-addictive, once-monthly treatment proven to prevent relapse in opioid dependent patients when used with counseling following detoxification. VIVITROL blocks opioid receptors in the brain…

Read More

The Bridge

The NSS-2 BRIDGE is a percutaneous nerve field stimulator (PNFS) device system, that can be used as an aid to reduce the symptoms of opioid withdrawal, through application to branches of Cranial Nerves V, VII, IX, and X, as well as branches of the occipital nerves identified by transillumination. IHS endeavors to always be on…

Read More
Scroll To Top