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Opioid Addiction: The Silent Epidemic


Kamyar Farhangfar, MD is a board certified physician involved in treatment of opioid addiction. He set up to help educate public regarding the dangers of opioid addiction. Dr. Farhangfar is using an FDA approved medication called Suboxone in addition to psychological counseling for treatment of opioid addiction.

According to Dr. Farhangfar “From 1992 to 2003, misuse of opioid prescription painkillers in the United States increased by 140%”. Currently almost 2 million Americans are opioid dependent. Approximately 4.7 million teenagers and adults used opioid prescription painkillers for nonmedical purposes. “We want people to become aware of this silent epidemic and to get help” said Dr. Farhangfar in a recent article in

Historically, the primary treatment option for patients with opioid dependence has been methadone, most often administered in a methadone clinic. A new treatment option has been available since 2003, which can be prescribed by trained physicians in the privacy of an office setting. Now opioid dependence can be managed medically—in the same way other chronic illnesses like diabetes and hypertension are managed. This can be done in the privacy and convenience of a physician’s office. For additional information please visit our site at:


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