Posts Tagged ‘opioid addiction’

drug addiction and substance use disorder

Drug Addiction vs. Substance Use Disorder: The Impact Language Can Have on Social Stigmas

New York City Drug Addiction Statistics in 2016 According to the most recent data from The National Survey on Drug Use, drug addiction and substance use disorder metrics in New York City are actually, slowly, improving. The national average of residents that reported using illicit substances in the past month is 8.82% and New York […] Read more…

suboxone treatment

Suboxone Treatment: What You Need to Know

Seeking treatment for any addiction takes tremendous courage. Addiction to opiates is a national crisis, and a crisis for any family. Suboxone (buprenorphine/naloxone) treatment is thought to be the most effective available option for opiate use disorders. So, what do you need to know about suboxone and suboxone treatment to decide if it’s right for […] Read more…

pain medication addiction

Why is it So Hard To Stop Using Pain Medications and What You Can Do About It?

While the vast majority of people who rely on prescription painkillers do so as directed and don’t develop any issues, studies show that as many as 6000 people per day start using them non-medically. In this post I want to discuss several subjects…among them: Where is the line between appropriate use and addiction? What are […] Read more…

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How, Exactly, Can a Psychiatrist Help with My Addiction?

Addiction affects millions of people each year but it’s not a battle you have to fight alone, nor is it one that is easily fought alone. Help is available by way of AA meetings, support groups, therapy, and medication and more. In fact, sometimes the treatment options can be dizzying. Working collaboratively with a psychiatrist […] Read more…