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Ali Safawi

Ali Safawi was an intern with Workit Health from May to August 2018. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan.

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Why Is Suboxone Taken Sublingually?

While we are used to swallowing most of the medications we take, Suboxone (buprenorphine/naloxone) is different in that it is most often taken under the tongue (sublingually) or on the cheek (buccally).

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Can I Take Pain Pills While On Suboxone?

Just because you are taking Suboxone to treat an opioid addiction doesn’t mean that you have to suffer needlessly after surgery or injury. There are medications you can take to manage acute pain while on medication-assisted treatment (like Suboxone or other forms of buprenorphine) for opioid addiction.

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Laws Affect Substance Use

6 Federal Laws for Substance Use

While opioid addiction and other substance use disorders are often thought of as medical issues, legislation passed in Washington, sometimes decades ago, can have a huge impact on your treatment experience.

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To Vape or Not to Vape

“Vaping” is a term for when someone uses an electronic device (often called e-cigarette, e-cig or vape pen) to inhale a vapor that is often flavored and can have a psychoactive substance like nicotine or THC added. According to the CDC, over 9 million adults vape regularly. Vaping really took off about five years ago and since then there has been a lot of confusion over what they are and what they aren’t.

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