Category: General

Do You Need Photo ID?

Some patients find themselves without any form of photo identification (ID), for various reasons. Maybe you lost your wallet, got robbed, ended up in jail and never had your ID returned to you when you were released. In any case, Photo ID is essential in our society. Maybe you are managing without it right now, …

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Seeing your Therapist as an Ally

Your therapist is trying to help you. This therapist may be your methadone doctor, psychiatrist, family doctor, counselor, psychotherapist,etc. In any case, they are trying to help you. In order to help you, they need all the information that you can give them. If you hold back some information, they may be missing some very …

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Trouble Sleeping?

Many people have problems with sleeping. And many more people have sleeping issues when they are coming off of street drugs. The good news is that there are many things you can do to help this situation. If you are having trouble with sleep, the first question you must ask yourself is ‘am I taking …

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Marijuana in Pregnancy (and in general)

Some interesting research has come up recently regarding Marijuana and pregnancy.  Although marijuana (also known as ‘pot’ or ‘weed’) is  considered a ‘soft drug’, as opposed to things like heroin or cocaine, it does have problems of its own. Weight gain, poor memory, and breathing issues are among the main concerns.  There are questions about …

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Methadone and Codeine

Over-the-counter (OTC) medications are medications that you can buy from a pharmacist without a prescription. Patients often complain that OTC drugs should not be restricted during the Methadone Maintenance Treatment program because they are available without a prescription. I will discuss the reasons you should not use OTCs drugs that contain Codeine. Codeine is a …

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Free Dental Clinics

Many people complain of problems with their teeth while in the methadone program. There are many rumors that claim that methadone ‘rots your teeth’. However, it is more likely related to the fact that Methadone causes dry mouth and sugar cravings. Put these two items together, and many people end up sipping on pop or …

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Health Supplement Evidence

Snake Oil – Scientific evidence for popular health supplements. I found this website that uses Flash. I’m not a big fan of Flash media, but this one is worth a look. They have included many health supplement claims, and evaluated the scientific evidence for using or not using them. I found some of the claims …

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Welcome

Welcome to my blog. I am a Methadone Physician working in Etobicoke, West Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This is where you can find some useful information about addictions and drugs in general. I will be adding posts frequently, so check back. Please feel free to leave some comments. You can do that at the bottom of …

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