Posted by Lorraine on August 24, 2001, at 9:58:34
In reply to Re: Elizabeth, Santa Barbara Guy, posted by Neal on August 22, 2001, at 23:38:44
Martin Jensen seems to support opiate use. In his book "Diagnosis and Treatment of Brain Chemical Imbalance" he includes opiate use and notes that it is supported in the literature and by his personal observations as effective with depression. He is in Laguna Niguel and can be reached at 949-363-2600.
Good luck with all this. I suspect that you will need to change pdocs entirely to get opiates. What I mean is that it seems unlikely that one would just take on the opiate part of the program for you. Is it your intention to switch entirely? Even though Laguna Niguel is closer than Santa Barbara it's not convenient for weekly or even bi-weekly appointments. The other thing is that Martin Jensen (whose book I love, by the way and who has a very interesting approach generally to meds) will work with local therapists. So maybe you could see him and then have him refer you to someone in the LA area that is comfortable prescribing opiates.