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23Apr, 2018

12 Myths of Drug and Alcohol Addiction

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12 Myths of Drug and Alcohol Addiction If you have ever experienced drug and alcohol addiction, whether it was your own substance use or a loved one’s, you were likely on the receiving end of opinions from others. US culture and its collective views on addiction are often rooted in shame, degradation, and negativity. More importantly, however, the mainstream conversation is all too often shrouded in myths and misinformation. These myths of drug and alcohol addiction are not only untrue,  they are dangerous for those who are in need of treatment and […]
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17Apr, 2018

Medically Assisted Treatment is the standard of care for opioid use disorder

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It was a honor meeting Dr Elinore F. McCance-Katz, first assistant secretary for mental health and substance use with the Department of Health and Human Services at the American Society of Addiction Medicine Conference in San Diego. “Medically assisted treatment ,” said Elinore F. McCance-Katz, first assistant secretary for mental health and substance use with the Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. McCance-Katz spoke Friday to thousands of psychiatrists and other health and social work professionals at the annual conference of the American Society of Addiction Medicine in San […]
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8Apr, 2018

SUBOXONE Clinic

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SUBOXONE We provide treatment for opioid dependence and addiction with a medication called Suboxone, which contains Buprenorphine and naloxone. Buprenorphine is the active part of the medication and is considered a “partial opioid agonist.” This simply means that it produces a milder form of the opioid effect (as compared to other opioids, which are “full agonists” and produce a much stronger effect.) The advantage of using Suboxone (Buprenorphine/naloxone) is that it fills the brain’s opioid receptors without producing the “high” that other opioids produce. Thus, the potential for abuse is […]
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22Mar, 2018

New Clinic Hours

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Please note our new clinic operation hours. Monday      9 AM to 4 PM   Tuesday     12 PM to 6:30 PM(evening hours)   Wednesday closed   Thursday    9 AM to 4 PM   Friday         9 AM to 4 PM   Saturday and Sunday closed. Please also note that we will be  on a limited schedule during spring break week of April 2nd thru April 6th.  We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your support.
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2Feb, 2018

How long will I be in Suboxone treatment?

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Every person is different. The length of time in treatment depends on many factors: How long the person has been using What drugs they were taking Willingness to fully engage in the program Strength of support system Level of physical wellness Many other things contribute to how long it might take to be well again. It’s safe to say that most people with our center  are patients with us for at least one year. Contact us!  There are lots of ways to do that. Visit  our website Call our number (470) 424-8888 […]
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1Feb, 2018

What will we talk about in addiction medicine counseling sessions?

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What will we talk about in counseling sessions? There’s a lot to talk about during your treatment at Fast MD. Like you, we wish for your complete recovery so you can move on to the things in life that bring you balance, health, and happiness. To get there, we start with a Psychosocial Assessment. Going forward we will begin by discussing the following topics: The Biology of Addiction & Recovery Orientation to Medication-Assisted  Treatment (MAT) Early Recovery Triggers, Thoughts, Cravings, Use External Triggers Internal Triggers Your Body Chemistry in Addiction […]
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1Feb, 2018

How does the Flu lead to death?

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The United States is in the midst of a deadly flu season. The latest statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that 37 children have died so far this flu season, which began in October. The flu is currently widespread in 49 states, and doctors across the country continue to see more cases, more hospitalizations, and more deaths from influenza infections. Over the past several weeks, deaths of Americans of all ages from the flu have made headlines. While flu is most dangerous for adults over the age […]
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1Feb, 2018

Synthetic Fentanyl Deaths Rise in Americans Opioid Epidemic

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Illegal, lab-made fentanyl helped kill at least half the people who died of opioid overdoses in 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday. The report demonstrates just how deadly the opioid epidemic has become. These synthetic fentanyl-like drugs are extremely potent. It also shows that the most lethal effects of the opioid epidemic are coming from the streets and not out of doctors’ offices and pharmacies, the CDC team said. “Illicitly manufactured fentanyl is now a major driver of opioid overdose deaths in multiple states, with a […]
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25Jan, 2018

No Insurance Here

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No Insurance here Years ago, doctors made a living by getting paid for their services directly by the patients they treated. That arrangement was simple. It made sense back then and it still makes sense today. “Health Insurance” has a lot of benefits, but it can also be a problem for patients and doctors. Let me explain. When doctors accept insurance they are quickly burdened with a lot of things like paperwork, insurance authorizations, electronic filings, phone calls and all sorts of other distractions. Not only that, but paying for […]
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