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Addiction Educational Video by PCSS-AAAP — featuring Dr. Lipi Roy

In this educational (and inspirational!) video created by PCSS Projects and the American Association of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP), I share my experiences as a doctor who initially was frustrated by patients who were struggling with addiction. Once I learned that addiction is a chronic disease, a remitting and relapsing disease of the brain, that can […]

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Opioid Addiction–Buprenorphine (“Suboxone”) by Dr. Lipi Roy

WHAT IS BUPRENORPHINE? Buprenorphine (a.k.a. “bupe,” “Suboxone™,” “Subutex™”) is a medication used to help people reduce or quit their use of heroin or other opioids such as prescription painkillers (oxycodone, percoset, morphine). Bupe was approved by the FDA in 2002. When taken as prescribed, buprenorphine is safe and effective. Buprenorphine saves lives. Watch as I […]

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Opioid Addiction in Pregnancy

Medications to treat pregnant women struggling with opioid dependence are available. But a tragically low number of women are accessing this life-saving treatment. “Current evidence suggests opioid agonist therapy (OAT) is safe and effective for pregnant women with opioid use disorder, yet barriers to accessing care and socioeconomic disparities prevent too many women from receiving […]

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