Drug Testing at Home

Understanding Drug Testing We know drug users will lie to protect their relationship to intoxication. One thing we have learned over the years is drug tests do not lie if drug testing protocol is followed properly from beginning to end. Drug Testing: Urine analysis testing is not only easy and convenient, but it also provides…

From Vicodin to Heroin?

In 2001 we treated many teens and young adults with prescription drug abuse. At the time, Ritalin was popular, Aderrall was even more popular, but it was really pain killers that dominated the prescription drugs being abused. At the time numerous clients reported using and buying hydrocodone, A.K.A. Vicodin. In subsequent years the number of…

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…