Suboxone Benefits: Treating Opioid & Opiate Addiction

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated November 9, 2018

What Is Suboxone? Suboxone is a medication that has the potential to reduce symptoms of opiate addiction and withdrawal. Suboxone treatment programs are often combined with therapy and should always be followed by aftercare support. Addiction to Suboxone is a very real issue, which is why treatment should be monitored, but the Suboxone benefits tend Read More

Naltrexone or Buprenorphine: What’s the debate? – Dr. Kevin McCauley

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated January 17, 2018

As a solution to the opioid crisis in the United States there is a strong effort by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) to make medication-assisted treatment (MAT) accessible to everyone who needs it. At Northbound, we support Read More

Prescription Pill Addiction: No Moral Failure or Lack of Willpower

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated May 2, 2017

Good Lord is this country ever bedeviled over North Carolina’s well-chronicled HB2 law (the bill that requires transgender people to use public toilets that correspond to the sex listed on their birth certificates). No question it’s a significant issue and one that greatly impacts the lives of both supporters and opponents. But the mania surrounding Read More

Kratom and the Opioid Epidemic

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated August 25, 2016

The United States has been battling the opioid epidemic for years, more recently pushing through legislation that tightens prescription monitoring, improves access to treatment, increases addiction education, and raises awareness about addiction. Even with all of these programs in place, there is still (at least) one drug that may be slipping by: kratom. This psychoactive Read More

Fighting Back Against the Heroin Epidemic

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated May 26, 2016

The phrase “opioid epidemic” is one that has been popping up more frequently across the news over the past few years as efforts increase to prevent drug abuse and treat those with substance use disorders. Many people are aware of prescription opioid drug abuse problems, but may not realize that heroin is an opioid as Read More

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