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Methadone's No Magic Bullet, But Our Recovery Must Be Based in Hope

Posted on May 1, 2017 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (0)


No matter how many days, months or years go by in stable, medication assisted recovery it’s important to remember that triggers remain & that the underlying temptations and urges resulting from our struggle with opiate use never completely go away. A fight with our husband/wife or partner, a death in the family, stress with our family or kids, frustration dealing with the clinic system — any number of things has the possibility to conjure up old desires to just ...

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Twelve Step Recovery and Medication Assisted Therapies

Posted on November 28, 2016 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (1)

by Louis E. Baxter, Sr., MD, FASAM | June 12, 2014

 

 

"You're not clean and sober if you keep taking that medication from your doctor!"

 

"You're just substituting one drug for another."

 

"You are depressed because you are not grateful enough."

 

These and other statements are often made to 12-step members who are legitimately prescribed and taking FDA approved medications to treat their addictions and other co-...

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Is methadone safe?

Posted on October 17, 2016 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (3)

Yes, methadone is generally a safe medication.

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When taken as prescribed, methadone is safe and effective. In fact, methadone allows people to recover from addiction and to reclaim active and meaningful lives. Still, there are risks of opia...

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