Overcoming the Fear of Stopping Methadone

Overcoming the Fear of Stopping Methadone

I was moved to write a letter to a patient who completed an Accelerated Opioid Detox off Methadone last week. She is in the Post Acute Withdrawal (PAWS) stage, which can be very challenging. I have changed the name of the patient, but wanted to share the sentiments...
What To Do If You Relapse Back Onto Fentanyl

What To Do If You Relapse Back Onto Fentanyl

Fred came for an implant yesterday. He detoxed off of street fentanyl 10 weeks ago. He was about a week late for his scheduled naltrexone implant and as the time drew closer to his return visit, he was getting antsy. An argument with his wife, who is rightfully having...
6 Things to Know If Your Child is Using Drugs

6 Things to Know If Your Child is Using Drugs

When I was a young mother with friends and family members having babies, I would often send a hand-lettered card with a poignant message by Elizabeth Stone: “Making he decision to have a child — it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking...