60% Intravenous Opiate Detox Drug Users Hep C

60% Intravenous Opiate Detox Drug Users Hep C say, “I think I’ve got Hep. C”. It is an all-too-common phrase I hear in my addiction medicine practice (West Palm Beach, FL).  As a matter of fact, I would estimate our patients (60% Intravenous Opiate Detox Drug Users Hep C) who are intravenous drug users are, in […]

Narcan Education by Opiate Detox West Palm Doctor

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Opiate Doctor West Palm Beach announces quartrly Narcan and CPR Trainings. In an effort to combat negitive stigma that is being reinforced by the media. Headlines below are in newspapers, magazines, and reported on the daily news now on a horrifyingly regular basis. Many of these articles have perpetuated that Narcan entices addicts to continue […]

Taste of Recovery

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About The Event OLD SCHOOL SQUARE | DELRAY BEACH | 6PM The inaugural Taste of Recovery, a benefit for The Crossroads Club in Delray Beach, Florida, will be held on Saturday, June 3 from 6 – 10 pm at the Old School Square Pavilion at 51 North Swinton Ave, Delray Beach. Guests will enjoy savory […]

Unchecked Addiction Treatment Diseases

Recognizing unchecked addiction treatment diseases must be included in every person’s treatment plan. We see many cases where our clients have been in treatment and did not know they had diseases directly related to their addiction. In a recent instance, Mary, a 23-year-old female with a long-standing history of intravenous drug and alcohol abuse. We […]

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Hep C | Close Connection Between Drug Addiction and Infection

Hep C and and other infections have a close connection to addiction. Most IV drug abusers have very little understanding of what else they are injecting into themselves besides their chosen drug.  Bacteria, fungus, viral contaminates, chemicals and even heavy metals can and usually do enter the blood stream each time a drug is injected. […]

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MAT Part 2: Addiction Antagonist Therapy

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MAT Part 2 is the second part, and follow-up, article to the first which explained the definition and use of MAT or Medication Assisted Treatment, in addressing patients struggling with particular substance use disorders. The first article examined the use of opiate agonist MAT therapy (i.e. buprenorphine products/”Suboxone” and methadone), while this installment will examine […]

Disease Models of Opiate Addiction

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As most of us are aware, the opioid and heroin problem in our country is at epidemic proportions, and I would go so far as to state unequivocally that we are dealing with a magnitude and severity of a situation in addiction medicine that is unprecedented in nature.  Suddenly, relapse isn’t an “oops let me […]

Treating Addiction in Pregnant Women

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America’s response to drug and alcohol addiction warrants an immediate and drastic approach in thinking.  For many, addiction has been perceived as a character flaw or a deficit in moral upbringing, rather than as a chronic disease of the brain. Drug related fatalities are rapidly increasing and currently hold the leading cause of accidental deaths […]