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One Patient’s Journey from Fentanyl to Suboxone®

Author: Joan Shepherd, Family Nurse Practitioner *Names have been changed for privacy. I met Jonathan* yesterday and immediately liked him. He came to our AppleGate Recovery office in Richmond, VA to…

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Top Questions About Suboxone®

Top Questions About Suboxone®

Suboxone® is a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone, two medications that can help decrease the severity of withdrawal symptoms and reduce a dependency on opioids. These two medications work together as an effective…

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The Danger of Abusing Suboxone® Through Snorting, Smoking or Injecting

Suboxone® is used in medical settings to treat opioid addiction. This semisynthetic opioid is made up of buprenorphine, which is a partial opioid agonist, and naloxone, which is an opioid antagonist….

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what happens during an opioid overdose

What Happens to Your Body When You Overdose on Opioids?

What Happens During an Opioid Overdose? As America wrestles with the opioid crisis, people experience overdoses every day. According to the most recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control…

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reasons not to use methadone

Is Methadone Really the Best Treatment Choice? Maybe Not.

Opioid addiction is a severe brain disease that requires treatment if the individual wants to live a life free of substance abuse. When choosing a form of addiction treatment for…

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Methadone and Buprenorphine treatment

FAQ: Methadone and Buprenorphine Treatment

When investigating possible options for treatment of opioid addiction, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) with either methadone or buprenorphine will invariably come up. MAT is defined as the use of certain medications approved by…

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