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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Perpetual Student, Recovering Psychiatrist After college I completed a PhD in Neuroscience... Full Bio
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Rush! by SuboxDoc Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction This is one way to fire up all of the brain’s pleasure centers! For best results, watch in ‘full screen’ mode, wearing headphones. Stare and enjoy! ... Read on »
Questions, Excuses, Krokodil by SuboxDoc Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction I’ve been in more of a chatty mood lately, as regular readers have likely noticed.  I find it interesting that weeks will pass when I have little or nothing to say… a ... Read on »
Avoiding Precipitated Withdrawal by SuboxDoc Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction I received the following question earlier today: Hello Dr. Junig, I am opiate dependent or rather an opiate addict. I want to seek treatment because I can’t conti ... Read on »
Suboxone Withdrawal in Newborns by SuboxDoc Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction One of the top search terms for Suboxone relates to pregnancy, and fear that the baby will experience withdrawal; official name ‘neonatal abstinence syndrome.’  I wro ... Read on »
New Ads by SuboxDoc Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction I am trying out a new ad system– my ongoing efforts to fund the site… I am not happy about the links to online pharmacies, and I will be experimenting a bit to se ... Read on »
Kratom, Recovery, Elections by SuboxDoc Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction I received a question about Kratom, and searched for a earlier post about that plant/substance.  That post came shortly after Obama’s inauguration, after someone wrot ... Read on »
Clean Enough by SuboxDoc Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction In regard to my last post… There are many directions that we could take as we review that message.  My overall impression, as I read the letter, was of a person s ... Read on »
An Addict’s Story by SuboxDoc Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction I received the following email last week.  I considered trimming it down, but the story is well-written and describes a history that is similar to that of many of my ... Read on »
Post-op Pain on Suboxone by SuboxDoc Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction I often receive emails from patients on buprenorphine (or Suboxone) who are preparing for surgery or other painful medical procedures. Ideally in such cases, the surg ... Read on »
Antidepressant Use With No Psychiatric Diagnosis Raises Public Health Concerns by SuboxDoc Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction The following article was provided by a guest author, cited at the bottom of the page: Antidepressant Use With No Psychiatric Diagnosis Raises Public Health Conce ... Read on »
Tough Choice by SuboxDoc Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction I have been struggling with part II, primarily because there are no easy answers to the situation. I realize that I could easily criticize whichever path a doctor sug ... Read on »
Short-Timers by SuboxDoc Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction Another question from a reader: The current blog brings up the notion of long term use of Bupe or short term detox.  You say you are a fan of long term use, and t ... Read on »
Hydrocodone (Vicodin) Addiction and Buprenorphine by SuboxDoc Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction I recently accepted a young man as a patient who was addicted to hydrocodone (the opioid in Vicodin), prompting a discussion about treatment options for someone who h ... Read on »
Children Deserve Pain Treatment Too by SuboxDoc Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction I hope that people recognize the tongue-in-cheek nature of the title. After working as a physician in various roles over a period of 20 years, I can state with absolu ... Read on »
Pretty Cool Starlings by SuboxDoc Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction Every now and then I post something just because it is an example of the beauty of our short human existance…. Read on »
Treating Depression with Opioids? by SuboxDoc Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction I received this message today: Hi, you probably answer this quite a bit. I’ve been depressed for as long as i can remember. Ive been on the ssris, snris, amph ... Read on »
Uncoupling of analgesia, tolerance, and euphoria from mu-agonists using buprenorphine by SuboxDoc Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction I presented this topic at the Atlanta meeting of ASAM a couple weeks ago.  There are too many slides, but the historical stuff was just too fascinating to leave out.  ... Read on »
Inconvenient Truth by SuboxDoc Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction Next month I will be presenting a paper at the annual meeting of ASAM, the American Society of Addiction Medicine. The paper discusses a new method for treating chron ... Read on »