Patient Education

Hazelden Introduces Medication Assisted Treatment into Recovery for First Time

In the past months, Hazelden has begin to prescribe the drug buprenorphine (Suboxone/BunAvail) for some patients addicted to opioids.  This includes the class of drugs that includes prescription pain relievers like Oxycontin as well as heroin. At low doses, buprenorphine acts like methadone or heroin, which helps addicts to avoid severe withdrawal. But when combined with Naloxone […]

Vireo Releases Protocol Aimed at Replacing Opioids with Medical Cannabis    This first-of-its-kind draft protocol is being called FREDOM (Flexible Reduction and Expedited Discontinuation of Opioid Medications) and has been developed to offer a potential path for physicians to help patients struggling with chronic or intractable pain replace opioids with medical cannabis. The protocol has […]

The Oxycontin Express Published on Feb 26, 2014 In this Peabody Award-winning edition of Vanguard, correspondent Mariana van Zeller travels to South Florida – the Colombia of prescription drugs – to expose a bustling pill pipeline that stretches from the beaches of Ft.Lauderdale to the rolling hills of Appalachia. The OxyContin Express features intimate access […]