Sarz Maxwell, Psychiatrist and Addiction Specialist – Galena Clinic Patients maintained on methadone are no more addicted to methadone than diabetics are addicted to insulin. Both cases are medical dependence, where a drug is necessary to remain healthy. This differentiation is not mere semantics, it is a crucial medical concept, which I shall explain. Most…… Continue reading Patients are Not Addicted to Methadone
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You may be aware of the opioid epidemic in the US right now. Opioids include heroin and prescription pain medication. There are now nearly 100 deaths a day from opioid overdoses. Deaths from opioids have been rising sharply for years, and drug overdoses are projected to increase. The toll…
What’s the difference between Methadone and Suboxone? I’ll try to make this short and simple. Throughout, ‘Methadone’ means any form of Methadone given by licensed Narcotic Treatment Programs (NTP), and ‘Buprenorphine’ means Suboxone or Subutex—any sublingual (under-the-tongue) pill or film. There are individual preferences, but basically all forms of the two medications are the same.…… Continue reading Methadone vs. Suboxone: What’s the Difference?
The holidays are a time of celebration and joy, a time to enjoy gala foods and exchange special gifts, to spend time with friends and re-unite with distant loved ones. Holidays are a time of happy memories and cherished traditions…. … But many aspects of the holidays are difficult, and for some people the holidays… Continue reading Holiday Blues by Dr. Sarz Maxwell
Galena Clinic was founded by Kenneth Davis, MD, Ph.D.in 2010. Dr.Davis operates two medication assisted treatment clinics in the Chicago area, where he has been in business for over twenty years. He saw a need in the rural area of Jo Daviess County and opened the clinic in order to serve people who are dependent…… Continue reading Galena Clinic