Opioid withdrawal is hard! The symptoms are so brutal that many who truly want to be rid of their opioid dependency don't even make a second attempt after their first experience stopping opioids. My patients describe their shock when they realized that they were addicted, especially after being told by the prescribing physician that the … Continue reading 5 Things That Thwart Opioid Addiction Recovery: Learn healing strategies for top reasons rehabilitation fails now!
Medication Assistance Treatment (MAT) is an important tool for preventing overdoses as the opioid crises rages on. The U.S. Substance abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website states, “A common misconception associated with MAT is that it substitutes one drug for another. Instead, these medications relieve the withdrawal symptoms and psychological cravings that cause chemical … Continue reading The Problems with Using Medication Assistance Treatment (MAT) in Opioid Treatment Programs (OTP’s)
I have to admit that I have a guilty pleasure; Yahoo™ News. Anytime I utter something ridiculous to my daughter she asks, “Have you been reading Yahoo™ News again mom?” In any case, an article this past week was written by a mother in California who lost her son to an opiate overdose. Because this … Continue reading Trolls Blame Mother for Son’s Death
Herbs can be used effectively to ease symptoms of withdrawal such as sweats, muscle spasms, cravings, anxiety, nausea, and so on. Our son has been struggling with opioid-opiate addiction for some time now and has tried to stop using opioids many times and in every way possible. He only experienced symptom-free withdrawals was when he … Continue reading Natural Herbal Remedies for Opioid-Opiate Withdrawal
This is the second in a 2-part series explaining how patients in my clinic typically go about utilizing herbs and acupuncture for a painless, symptom free withdrawal from opioids. I will detail specific herbs used in future posts, but you can find our Chinese Herbal Clinic formulas for opioid recovery linked here. For patients on … Continue reading Natural Treatment Options for Opioid-Opiate Withdrawal-Part 2 Tapering Method