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Overcoming Addiction: Hope with Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment

Overcoming Addiction: Hope with Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment

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November 20th 2013:Trapped On Buprenorphine/naloxone

It is estimated that 1.9 million Americans are addicted to painkillers (opioids), with each having a high risk of death, debilitation, and disability. Since 2002, the therapeutic medication buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone® & Zubsolv®) combination has been prescribed to reduce the risks and fatality of opioid addiction. But now, addiction experts are seeing that the drug combination to save patients from the drug addiction, is for many a trap. Dr. Shawn Williams and Raymond Scott are part of the team of addiction experts at Willingway Hospital that has led the nation in providing a compassi

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Shawn R. Williams, D.O.

Shawn R. Williams, D.O. earned his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine in June of 2003, completing his residency in family medicine in 2006. Since then he has worked both family practice and emergency room medicine before establishing himself at the prestigious Willingway Hospital for addiction in Georgia. He is board certified in Family Practice and Addiction Medicine.
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Raymond Scott

Raymond Scott began his career at Willingway as a Substance Abuse Counselor and was recipient of the Employee of the Year award in 1998. Raymond coordinates and advises the counseling staff at Willingway. He began working in the addiction field as an Intern Counselor and has since become a Certified Clinical Supervisor, and a Certified Addiction Counselor II (CAC II). Raymond serves the community by coordinating alcohol and drug education programs for companies and their employees, families and churches. His primary goal is to reeducate people about the stereotypes and myths about alcoholics and drug addicts. Raymond and his wife, Geraldine, enjoy making time for regular family activities
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