Understanding the Treatment of Opiate Addiction: Buprenorphine (Suboxone, Subutex) & Support

Treating Opiate Abuse: Buprenorphine (trade names Suboxone and Subutex) & Support Written by Jon Daily, LCSW, CADC II & Claude Arnett, MD As mentioned in my previous newsletter, opiate (oxycontin, fentynal, heroin, etc) abuse/dependence is on the rise both locally and nationally. How do these drugs work? All drugs of abuse create intoxication. Each drug…

Oxycontin

Oxycontin in the Greater Sacramento Area: As indicated by the Monitoring the Future Survey, Oxycontin has been on the rise nationwide. In our area we have witnessed this epidemic first hand as the number of our clients using this drug has dramatically increased. In my practice alone it represents 25% of my clientele. Most teens…

Steroid Use

Men: Increased risk of prostate enlargement and cancer Decreased testicular size Gynecomastia (growth of breasts) Women: Increased risk of cervical and endometrial cancer Increased risk of osteoporosis Irreversible enlargement of the clitoris Irreversible hoarsening and deepening of the voice Irreversible increase in facial and body hair Decreased breast size Amenorrhea Uterine atrophy Where can I…