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Prescription Drug Dependence: Applied Neuroscience ™

Dr. Arredondo maintains a strong empathic stance in his treatment relationships with all patients.  Recent developments in neuroscience have made possible a more compassionate approach for patients who have become iatrogenically dependent on prescription medications, including painkillers (Percocet), tranquilizers (Xanax), and stimulants (Adderall).

Technically speaking, advances in pharmacokinetics and neuropsychopharmacology have resulted in development of more sophisticated treatments–agonists, partial-agonists, and antagonists for a number of neurotransmitters in the central nervous system.  Among these developments has been the development of a partial agonist for the mu receptor subset of endorphin receptors in the brain (buprenorphine) and a partial agonist/antagonist (SUBOXONE™).

The immediate application of these developments is help for people who have acquired iatrogenic dependence on opiates, tranquilizers, or stimulants.  Dr. Arredondo is happy to be able to provide this service in the context of a holistic and comprehensive approach to a small number of highly motivated and high-functioning individuals in Silicon Valley or San Francisco. Treatment is discrete and highly individualized.

For details about this please call (650) 521-0707 or use the Contact Us page.