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by Dave
Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: Clinical Use of Buprenorphine
Topic: duration of treatment with buprenorphine
Replies: 72
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NoDrugs4u, Since drug addiction is a real disease like diabetes mellitus, it needs to be treated that way. A diabetic may lose weight (often very difficult for most) and not need treatment. Others cannot cure themselves and may need insulin for life. An opiate dependent person is rather like many in...
by Dave
Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: Clinical Use of Buprenorphine
Topic: Value of pill/strip counts
Replies: 23
Views: 6340

If you do not do observed urine collections on at least some of your patients, you will certainly be deceived by more than you think. Some of them are remarkably innovative, and one woman stands out as the queen of deception. She had connected an elongated, spiral red balloon to a metal stopcock, wh...
by Dave
Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: Clinical Use of Buprenorphine
Topic: Value of pill/strip counts
Replies: 23
Views: 6340

Pill counts are worthless. If a patient has been prescribed 3 pills a day but takes only one and sells the rest, how would you possibly know it? He will tell you he has no more because he has used them as prescribed. If he has been using street opiates most of the time, he could stop a few days befo...
by Dave
Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:33 am
Forum: Clinical Use of Buprenorphine
Topic: erectile dysfunction
Replies: 24
Views: 4806

It's a lot harder to get people to lose weight than to treat with testosterone. Testosterone in proper dosage has few undesirable effects and many desirable ones like improved libido, increased muscle strength, delayed aging symptoms, reduced body fat, and increased muscle mass.
by Dave
Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:33 am
Forum: Clinical Use of Buprenorphine
Topic: erectile dysfunction
Replies: 24
Views: 4806

I've never had a patient who could lose weight easily and many fail completely. Some go on a diet and when they quit dieting, they gain it all back and then some. Eating habits must be changed permanently. It is hard enough to stop one habit at a time, but working on two or more at once would be nea...

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