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Diagnosis of Opioid Addiction

This is a basic service of an addiction psychiatrist. It is based on the Diagnostic Criteria from DSM-V.  As compiled by the American Psychiatric Association, which is the world wide standard for psychiatric diagnosis.

Opioid Addiction is abuse of narcotics such as Heroin, Morphine, Percocet, Oxycodone, Vicodin.

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MULTIPLE ADDICTIONS

Diagnosis of Co-occurring Dependencies

Frequently patients present with more than one dependence on substances. The doctor will help make this diagnosis and then suggest what is to be done about the co-occurring dependency. For example, cigarette smoking may be treated at the same time or at some other time. This needs to be a joint decision between the doctor and patient.
 

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WHAT IS SUBOXONE?

Suboxone is a combination of two different active ingredients, Buprenorphine and Naloxone. Buprenorphine is a partial opiate agonist. This means it shares some but not all of the features of opiates such as morphine and Heroin. Naloxone is an opiate antagonist.

Suboxone works by replacing the physical and euphoric effects of the narcotic the person is addicted to, which makes it possible to treat their addiction. Naloxone is the medication in Suboxone which prevents it from being misused.

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About Dr. Fettman

Dr. Fettman graduated from medical school at the Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1973 and then completed a residency in Psychiatry at the University of Michigan Hospital’s Neuropsychiatric Institute in 1976. He became fully licensed to practice medicine in Michigan in 1974 and licensed in Ohio in 1991. He became Board Certified in General Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in l978.

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