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Can methadone treatment long-term affect brain function? by Dr. John Z. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 05 Apr 2011 12:00am - Methadone has been used to treat heroin addicts for nearly 50 years. Yet we have surprisingly incomplete knowledge about possible harmful effects from prolonged use. New research from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health shows that ... Read on »
Long-term opioid analgesia without tolerance, respiratory depression, or euphoria by SuboxDoc Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Tue 04 Oct 2011 12:14am I have been kicking these observations around for the past year, and have been unable to find a big fish willing to ‘bite’.  I truly believe that the observations below have the potential to dramatically change the approach to opioid treatment of chronic pain.  Since I have a blog, I have a soapbox– so I’ll share the idea, and welcome com ... Read on »
Methadone at The Fix by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Sun 05 Jun 2011 5:27pm photo credit: ntoper The Fix has an article arguing that methadone maintenance gets a bad rap and hints that critics should check their motives. (It’s noteworthy that the writer has been pretty hard on drug-free treatment providers. Bill White has also voiced support for methadone but also strongly criticizing the poor quality and lack ... Read on »
More on Methadone by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Thu 16 Oct 2008 7:57pm My recent post on methadone prompted several comments, some making really great points. I decided to post all of them so that they would not be missed. The last 4 comments are great, you can guess what I think of the first 2. armme said... Your still working on the idea that addiction is some spiritual malady. Your way of thinking is i ... Read on »
Recovery-oriented Methadone Maintenance, part 5 by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Thu 21 Oct 2010 2:41am Bill cites a methadone advocate making an important distinction --treating dependence vs. treating addiction. The stigma attached to methadone is also shaped by the expectations of methadone treatment as a system of care. Methadone advocate Walter Ginter comments on such expectations: Patients, former patients, staff, policy makers, and th ... Read on »
Methadone Treatment Begins Tomorrow by Calvin B. Patient Expert Posted Sun 20 Sep 2009 10:06pm Yep. This is going to be a post, on a blog called The Fibromyalgian, about fibromyalgia. What can I say (write)? It's a crazy world. As I think I mentioned in an earlier post, I'm switching meds, most likely tomorrow, from Oxycodone to Methadone. Why tomorrow? Because I have an appointment with my pain management doctor tomorrow. Let's call he ... Read on »
Methadone Babies by Dr. Country Doctor .. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:35pm 1 Comment I'm the attending physician for a family medicine residency program this weekend and our service is filled with babies being born. Two of them are babies born to mothers on methadone treatment for heroin addiction. In the past this was a rare event, but now we always seem to have at least one baby in the nursery going through narcotic withdrawal. ... Read on »
Recovery-oriented Methadone Maintenance, part 3 by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Tue 19 Oct 2010 2:54am Bill White  on efforts to broaden the definition of recovery : Consistent with Newman’s and Dole’s views are definitions of recovery that focus on health and functionality without reference to cessation of medical use of methadone. The examples below illustrate such definitions: Recovery is the process of pursuing a fulfilling and contri ... Read on »
Sickle Cell and Addiction, part 2 by Tosin Ola Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 05 May 2011 9:52am Written by Sickle Cell Warrior on 05 May 2011 This is the second part of the series, read the first part HERE . So now that we know what isn’t addiction …the next question is: what is? Once again I will rely on the combined definition of the American Pain and Addiction organizations. ... Read on »
Buprenorphine Down Under by SuboxDoc Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Sat 25 Sep 2010 1:57pm Much thanks to a doc in Australia for recent comments: From one Doc to another (I’m in Australia). You may be interested (or possibly know) how we do things here. Basically, addicts can register at any Dr who’s completed a programme and is then authorised to prescribe what we call Schedule 100 drugs: mainly buprenorphine and methadone. Almo ... Read on »