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Dr. Glen Z. Brooks

Addiction Medicine
Holtsville, NY
48 years experience

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Dr. Brooks completed his training in Anesthesia and Pain Medicine at Harvard's Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston. He has been a faculty member at Yale University College of Medicine, and Anesthesia Department Chairman at Cabrini Medical Center in Manhattan. More recently he has dedicated his career to the diagnosis and treatment of Opiate and Alcohol abuse. His center, NY Rapid Opiate Detox LLC, www.nyrapiddetox.com is located in New York City. 917-261-7370

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Addiction Medicine

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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glen Z. Brooks
Addiction Medicine 48 years experience
Suboxone Awareness: Like methadone, Suboxone prevents withdrawal. It does so because it is an opiate like heroin or prescription pain killers. Unlike those drugs, Suboxone allows you to function in society. Physicians prescribing Suboxone have little alternative for patients who do not want to go through detox. But, realize that once on Suboxone there is no easy withdrawal. It is as addicting as the drugs it replaced.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glen Z. Brooks
Addiction Medicine 48 years experience
Genetics: Only a small percentage of patients who take prescriptin pain killers such as vicodin, Percocet or Oxycontin get addicted. Patients have individual brain chemistries, genetically determined, that control the amount of Dopamine that is released at their opiate receptors when activated by pain medications, and the way the drugs are metabolized. A partial explanation, but not an excuse for addiction.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Z. Brooks
Addiction Medicine 48 years experience
It may be.: The side effects of excessive hydrocodone use do not generally include rage. Patients with rage often have a dual diagnosis, meaning addiction combined with other mental disorders that preceded the addiction. These patients need psychiatric evaluation to determine a treatment plan for both problems. That may include an inpatient rehabilitation program.

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HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Brooks is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Brooks is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1

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University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School, NJ
Graduated 1973MD
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