Buprenorphine safer than methadone for neonates born to opioid addicts

A presentation at a recent meeting of ACOG, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, compared the use of buprenorphine or methadone for treating opioid addiction during pregnancy.  I hear from pregnant women often, who write out of frustration that their OBs have never heard of buprenorphine or Suboxone and asking what they should do … Continue reading “Buprenorphine safer than methadone for neonates born to opioid addicts”

Pregnant and taking buprenorphine a.k.a. Subutex or Suboxone

As I’ve mentioned, I was at a ‘summit’ about buprenorphine in Washington DC earlier this week.  I didn’t hear anything earth-shaking at the meeting, but will share a couple things that I learned there over the next few posts.  One night I was reviewing messages in my hotel room and I received an e-mail from … Continue reading “Pregnant and taking buprenorphine a.k.a. Subutex or Suboxone”

My ebook guide to Buprenorphine/Suboxone

I have talked about the book I am working on– I decided at some point to come out with two things. I receive so many questions about Suboxone– apparently many doctors don’t come up with suggestions for dealing with surgery, pain, etc. So I have produced an e-book that describes my approach to dealing with … Continue reading “My ebook guide to Buprenorphine/Suboxone”

My book

Hi all–   sorry for the infrequent posting lately.  I am trying to finish a book about Suboxone and about addiction, and by the time I finish working in my practice each day I have little time to divide between the blog, the book, and a few other projects.  I just told the folks at MedHelp.org … Continue reading “My book”

On Suboxone, Confused, Wanting to be Pregnant

A person added a comment asking a question related to pregnancy. I have moved her comment/question up here: Please help. I am confused by the information I am finding on the internet. I am on Suboxone, it will be 2 years in April ’09. I was planning on getting off Suboxone this summer — as … Continue reading “On Suboxone, Confused, Wanting to be Pregnant”

Addiction and Will Power

A person posted the following after one of my youtube videos about Suboxone: While SuboxDoc knows what he’s talking about in his videos, not everything he says is always true. Not everyone needs permanent blocker therapy. Everyones willpower varies. The simple fact is, the worse withdrawal is, the more likely that person is to not … Continue reading “Addiction and Will Power”

Suboxone (buprenorphine) and Opiate Withdrawal in Newborns

I received an e-mail today related to an article I had placed on a different web site about using Suboxone during pregnancy: My son was born November 19th 2008 and is still in the hospital because the mother is on Suboxone. He has tremors, has trouble sleeping and is excessively strong and ‘tight’. The doctors … Continue reading “Suboxone (buprenorphine) and Opiate Withdrawal in Newborns”

Suboxone vs Subutex: Where did the high go?

I encourage addicts doing the work of staying clean to ‘bring the memory full circle’; with every pleasant recollection, be sure to think about where the use took you, and where the pleasant sensations ended.