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Alcohol Detox: What You Should Know

If you are interested in outpatient detoxification from alcohol, Dr. Locketz will assess your safety for this type of treatment. Here are some important things to know. DO I ACTUALLY NEED DETOX? Many patients come to their first appointment asking for detox. Frequently, after doing a history and exam with vital signs, we find that…

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FAQs: Opiate and Opioid Addiction Treatment

WHAT DOES OUR PROGRAM CONSIST OF? Buprenorphine is an FDA-approved medication for special office-based treatment of opiate and opioid addictions. Typically it is combined with Naloxone in formulations commercially available such as Suboxone or BunAvail. Dr. Locketz uses a number of other medications to make patients more comfortable during this process. Once established in our…

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Alcohol Abuse Treatment with Naltrexone and the Sinclair Method

The goal with the Sinclair Method is to eventually enable people to either stop drinking or to moderate their drinking. One of the receptors that alcohol stimulates is the mu-opioid receptor. This is the same receptor that is stimulated by narcotic pain medications such as Percocet and Vicodin. Activating this receptor causes a release of…

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Options to Help You Reduce or Stop Drinking

There are now a different number of medications that are available to help people reduce or stop their drinking. Contact Timewise Medical for an appointment at (651) 333 9133, and we can help you determine the right treatment for your needs. GABA DRUGS: Baclofen / Neurontin / Topamax / Campral Drugs that affect the GABA…

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