Motivational interviewing (MI) has taken the world of addiction therapy by storm. The essence of MI is that the therapist maintains an empathic, supportive stance with patients while gently prodding them to focus on discrepancies between how they would like their life to be and how it actually is.
Suboxone (buprenorphine/naloxone) was approved by the FDA on October 8, 2002 for the treatment of opioid addiction. Until the approval of Suboxone, we had two options for treating opioid addiction— naltrexone and methadone.
Deputy Editor: Talia Puzantian, PharmD, BCPP, clinical psychopharmacology consultant in private practice in Los Angeles, CA
Executive Editor:Matt Phillion
Ronald C. Albucher, MD, is the director of counseling and psychological services and clinical assistant professor of psychiatry, Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA.
Steve Balt, MD is a psychiatrist in private practice in the San Francisco Bay area.
Richard Gardiner, MD, is a psychiatrist in private practice in Potter Valley, CA.
Alan D. Lyman, MD, is a child and adolescent psychiatrist in private practice in New York City, NY.
James Megna, MD, PhD, is the director of inpatient psychiatry and an associate professor of psychiatry and medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY.
Robert L. Mick, MD, is a contract physician in addiction medicine and military psychiatry in Bloomfield, NY.
Michael Posternak, MD, is a psychiatrist in private practice in Boston, MA.
Glen Spielmans, PhD, is an assistant professor of psychology at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, MN.
Marcia L. Zuckerman, MD is director of Psychiatric Services at Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham, MA.
All editorial content is peer reviewed by the editorial board. Dr. Albucher, Dr. Balt, Dr. Gardiner, Dr. Goldberg, Dr. Lyman, Dr. Megna, Dr. Mick, Dr. Posternak, Dr. Spielmans, and Dr. Zuckerman have disclosed that they have no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity. Dr. Balt discloses that his spouse is employed as a sales representative for Otsuka America, Inc.