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The New Michigan Medical Marijuana Application

The new Michigan Medical Marijuana Applications
They are new Michigan Medical Marijuana Applications are not that much different than the ones from 2014.

A key difference is that the confusing caregiver change form has been broken down into to separate forms, for for a patient to change their name, address or […]

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What is Holistic Health? How is it different from Traditional Medicine?

What is Holistic Health?

Holistic Health is best defined as an approach to medicine that treats the entire person, not a particular organ system.  In chronic pain management, for example, we deal with chronic pain.  Chronic pain has a cause, it has a character (dull, burning, tearing), it has […]

By |January 4th, 2015|Categories: Medical Marijuana, Pain Management|Tags: |Comments Off on What is Holistic Health? How is it different from Traditional Medicine?

The Pain Management Movement

The Pain Management Movement
In the late 1990’s, organizations like the American Pain Society and the American Academy of Pain Management declared that doctors in the U.S. were doing a lousy job of treating pain, and were under-prescribing opioid pain medications, due to a misguided fear of causing addiction. As […]

By |January 3rd, 2015|Categories: Pain Management, Suboxone Therapy|Tags: |Comments Off on The Pain Management Movement

The Drug War Debunked

FAIL: Dr. Kevin Sabet’s Drug War Arguments Debunked
Posted by RadicalRuss at 4:04 PM on August 29, 2012

This week, the Huffington Post is doing a feature called “Shadow Convention” where they address topics that neither the Democratic nor Republican conventions will address. Today they took a look at the War on […]

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Addiction to Pain Pills- Why are we seeing an epidemic?

Why are so many people addicted to prescription pain pills?
Posted by janaburson in cultural norms, History of Opioid Addiction, internet drugs, Opioid Addiction, OxyContin, Pain Pill Addiction, prescription monitoring programs. 

I was reading a great blog I’ve started visiting, http:addictionblog.org and came across an entry about why the U.S. has […]

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Opioid Withdrawal Medications- A Review

Medications to treat Opioid Withdrawal
Posted by janaburson in Clonidine, Naltrexone, Rapid Detox, Vivitrol.
This blog entry describes medications (other than methadone and buprenorphine) that treat opioid withdrawal. None of these medications are opioid stimulating drugs, and therefore have no potential to create addiction.
Clonidine
Clonidine has been used for decades as a blood […]

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Subutex in Pregnancy

The MOTHER trial – New Information about Buprenorphine and Methadone in Pregnancy
Posted December 16, 2010 by janaburson in Buprenorphine, Evidence-based Treatments, methadone, Opioid Addiction, OxyContin, Pain Pill Addiction, Recovery, Suboxone, women and addiction.

The long-awaited MOTHER trial is done, and the data just published. (1) MOTHER (Maternal Opioid Treatment: Human […]

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Which is Better, Suboxone or Methadone? Depends…

Which is better, Suboxone or methadone?
Posted August 23, 2010 by janaburson in Buprenorphine, Evidence-based Treatments, methadone, Opioid Addiction, Pain Pill Addiction, Recovery, Suboxone.

Patients often ask which medication is better to treat opioid addiction: methadone or Suboxone? My answer is…it depends.
First of all, the active drug in Suboxone is buprenorphine, […]

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Am I an Addict?

Am I an Addict?
Posted April 20, 2010 by janaburson in Opioid Addiction, Pain Pill Addiction.
I take prescription pain pills. Am I an addict?
Anyone who takes opioid pain medications on a regular basis for more than two to four weeks will have physical withdrawal symptoms if they stop. Does this […]

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The Challenges of the MMMA

The Challenges of the MMMA
In 2008 Michigan voters overwhelmingly passed the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act to allow those suffering serious illnesses access to medical marijuana.  Of the 63% that voted for the Act, many if not most did not suffer from serious medical conditions, nor did they use cannabis […]

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