Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Action is needed today on the Addiction epidemic

Addiction is killing our youth and adults more so today than ever before. Chris Christie is back working with Trump to take on the opiate epidemic. Click here for more news on today's discussion. 

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Relapse is similar to Chronic Disease.....

Relapse with addiction is similar to other chronic diseases and here is why

Just as a CHF exacerbation can be triggered by too much fluid, or a person with diabetes can have a reaction if they eat too much sugar, a drug addict can be triggered to return to drug abuse. With other chronic diseases, here relapse serves as a signal for returning to treatment. The same response is just as necessary with drug addiction. As a chronic, recurring illness, addiction may require repeated treatments until abstinence is achieved. Like other diseases, including COPD, drug addiction can be effectively treated and managed, leading to a healthy and productive life. However, to achieve long-term recovery, treatment must address specific, individual patient needs and must take the whole person into account. You cannot simply get a person off of drugs but you have to address each physical, social and psychological change that has taken place in order to help people stay away from drugs for good.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Addiction....A Disease

Similar to other chronic, relapsing diseases, such as diabetes, asthma, or heart disease, drug addiction can be managed successfully. And as with other chronic diseases, it is not uncommon for a person to relapse and begin abusing drugs again.

Relapse, however, does not signal treatment failure—rather, it indicates that treatment should be reinstated or adjusted or that an alternative treatment is needed to help the individual regain control and recover.

Monday, October 5, 2015


People who are addicted to...

Alcohol are 2 times more likely to become addicted to heroin.
Marijuana are 3 times more likely to become addicted to heroin.
Cocaine are 15 times more likely to become addicted to heroin..
Prescription opioid painkillers are 40 times more likely to become addicted to heroin.

SOURCE: National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 2011-2013.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Suboxone Clinics for Detox from opiates

Here is a general list of suboxone clinics I have mapped out on Long Island. If you are a provider and wish to be listed, contact me.

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