Appointment Program For Cocaine Abuse Or Cocaine Addiction
Before you begin treatment, we will ask you questions about your medical health history, your mental health history, and your substance use history, including your current opioid use. There are no wrong answers to these questions.
Visits are on day 1, then every two weeks for 3 more visits. If needed, further visits would be at a per visit rate.
Dr. Wassef is using cutting edge anti-craving medications for cocaine addiction disorders with very high success rate.
It was reported at a meeting of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), in a panel presentation about Naltrexone, that Yale University researchers reported that Disulfiram (Antiabuse ) reduced Cocaine use independent of alcohol use. It was suggested that a combination of Disulfiram (Antiabuse) and Naltrexone (Revia) might be useful in treatment of Cocaine abuse or Cocaine addiction. The Yale date was confirmed by researchers at the university of Pennsylvania.
Later studies reported that the combination of Buprenorphine and Disulfiram (Antiabuse) reduced Cocaine abuse. This was published by the National Institute od Drug Abuse (NIDA)
We began prescribing Disulfiram (Antiabuse) to our opiate dependent patients after detoxification and Naltrexone injection when they reported using Cocaine. Patients reported dysphoria and/or nausea when they used Cocaine.
There seems to be a biological basis and there is currently no other medical treatment for Cocaine abuse or Cocaine addiction. Both medications have a wide therapeutic index when used as prescribed. A trial of this combination in these scenarios seems justified based upon the literature, the relative safety of the medications, our understanding of the similar biology of these drugs of abuse, and anecdotal reports.
In conclusion, if you are struggling with any form of Cocaine addiction, come see Dr Wassef at Care First Medicals Today!
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