Methadone is an effective pain medication
Dealing with a Urine Drug Screen
Dr. Jana Burson
Drug screens are essential to detect ongoing drug use or relapse to drug use. It’s kind of like using X-rays to detect growth of cancer. The earlier it’s detected, the better.
Addiction is a disease that convinces its sufferers to lie so that the […]
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 […]
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 has been used for decades as a blood […]
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, […]
Methadone vs Suboxone for Narcotic Addiction Treatment
Denali Healthcare uses suboxone for narcotic addiction treatment. We are frequently asked how this is different from Methadone replacement and why do we use Suboxone.
Understanding The Science
That is the first problem, we develop tolerance to the Vicodin, and must take more and more […]
How We Use Methadone for Pain Management
Mention methadone and many people think of ‘methadone clinic’. But the real story is that methadone is a low cost, highly effective pain medication. At Denali Healthcare, we use methadone as a scheduled medication for baseline pain control.
Reasons We Use Methadone For Pain […]