Traveling while on methadone: Is guest dosing possible? Yes, guest dosing is possible when on methadone. Here, we review the planning required and answer your questions about using guest services while on methadone. Then, we invite your questions about traveling while on methadone at the end. Methadone and your travel plans People in addiction recovery that […]
METHADONE AND WEIGHT GAIN Author: Dr. Fabricio Alarcon, MD, FACP AMS of Delaware, LLC Medical Director Chronic opiate/opioid use has been associated with weight gain. Medical literature links opiate use and development of a preference for sweet-tasting foods. The preference for sugary foods can lead to increased consumption of such foods potentially resulting […]
The American Society of Addiction Medicine shows that new reports show increasing restrictions on addiction medications by state governments and insurance companies. Addiction is a treatable chronic disease and opioid addiction is show to be best managed with a combination of treatments, including behavioral interventions and medications. Click to read more about the restrictions and information […]
The latest data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that despite law enforcement and public health officials attempts, drug-related deaths in the U.S. continue to rise. Find out more details at LaTimes.com
Los Angeles Times reports that new data has shown an increase in fatal drug overdoses for the 11th consecutive year according to the National Center for Health Statistics, totaling to 38,329 total deaths in 2010. Read more about it here.
Today the Tomah Journal recognized Addiction Medical Solutions of Wisconsin for their efforts in the Onalaska area, helping prevent the area’s growing heroin problem. AMS specializes in the treatment of opiate addictions, and is reaching out to neighboring communities in attempt to help patients win their battle with opiate addiction. Read more about it here.
An article on Drugfree.org reports that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will soon consider whether prescription painkillers containing hydrocodone should be more tightly regulated. Read more about it here.
A very informative article just appeared on Today.com describing a growing prescription drug epidemic that kills more people a year than heroin and cocain combined. Read the entire article at “Prescription painkiller overdoses surpass ‘Street’ drugs.
AMS of Wisconsin was featured in a news segment of WKRT in La Crosse Wisconsin. Watch the video on our home page. The Article… ONALASKA, Wis. – Heroin and prescription painkiller addictions have become so common in the La Crosse area that a private opiate addiction treatment company with branches all over the country has […]