Patients are Not Addicted to Methadone

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

Methadone vs. Suboxone: What’s the Difference?

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?