Out to Change Attitudes About Buprenorphine (Medical Insight)

Out to Change Attitudes About Buprenorphine (Medical Insight)

The contradictions in the practice world that Jeffrey T. Junig, MD, PhD, inhabits offer a sharp reminder of the addiction community’s divisions over medication treatments. In his private medical practice in Wisconsin, Fond du Lac Psychiatry, Junig has remained right at the 100-patient federal limit for buprenorphine patients ever since the maximum was increased, and he says demand for the medication is so great that at any time he could easily maintain a 50-patient waiting list. Yet at the residential and outpatient addiction treatment facility where he serves as medical director, Nova Counseling Services in Oshkosh, buprenorphine treatment is not being used at all, and the center’s counselors look warily at the medication.

Out to Change Attitudes About Buprenorphine (Medical Insight)

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