State needs more doctors licensed to administer the Suboxone alternative to narcotics, but the treatment may have to continue for a long time.
My husband, a family physician, is, like other clinical colleagues, simply overwhelmed by the sheer numbers of patients presenting with drug problems.
His patients are waitresses, business managers, bloodworm diggers, students, health care professionals and people with disabilities. There is no “classic” profile of addiction in his practice. These are your family members, neighbors,or co-workers. Many, but not all, users come from troubled family backgrounds with many stresses in childhood.