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AddictionBlueprint is an evidence-based resource providing knowledge, recommendations and practical guides for addiction and recovery. It is an independent information hive with no affiliations to any addiction treatment facilities or programs. AddictionBlueprint provides unbiased, unadulterated information on addiction treatment, addiction programs and addiction in general. Furthermore, we also provide a wide range of options for addiction treatment in Frisco, Texas.

AddictionBlueprint was founded in 2019 by Dr. Efosa Airuehia, a quadruple Board-Certified psychiatrist with board certifications in General Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Lifestyle Medicine and Addiction Medicine. Dr. Airuehia, who is fondly referred to by his patients and colleagues as Dr. Air, is a passionate, empathic physician who believes in a holistic evidence-based approach to treatment. He aims to provide a blueprint for addiction facts and treatment on this website.

Our goal is to facilitate the dissemination of information on addiction, decrease the associated stigma, suggest effective treatments and provide a supportive community to help with a successful recovery. In addition to providing the best evidence-based guide for addiction and recovery, AddictionBlueprint also highlights outstanding addiction treatment programs as well as various products which are beneficial in the journey of recovery.


Efosa Airuehia, MD, DABAM, DipABLM, FAPA

Hello! I am Efosa Airuehia MD, the Chief Blogger for AddictionBlueprint. Most of my patients refer to me as Dr Air. I am a quadruple board-certified psychiatrist with certifications in General Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine. I am a 2017 TopDoc, a 2018 Top Psychiatrist in Frisco and I’m also recognized by The Leading Physicians of The World as a Top Psychiatrist. My psychiatry training commenced in West Midlands School of Psychiatry, Birmingham, England where I obtained my Membership with the Royal College of Psychiatrists, England (MRCPsych). I subsequently moved to the United States where I completed 3 years of residency training in General Psychiatry and then an additional 2 years of training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry with the University of Missouri Columbia. During my training, I also received the APA Diversity Leadership Fellowship Award. My residency training was shortly followed by my board certifications in Addictions Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine. I am an Honorary Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a Member of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, Member of the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine, Member of the Clinical TMS Society and Member of the Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians. I am currently in clinical practice and actively see patients. Providing addiction and mental health education, recommendations and accessibility is my mission and passion. My clinical experience has exposed me to a wide array of cases and I never cease to be amazed at how different these cases can be. I am constantly reminded of the need to individualize treatment as no two cases are exactly alike. It is in this light that I provide my content for this blog. I hope it serves as a great source of information and help to all who need it. In addition to clinical treatment, writing about various addiction and mental health issues is my little way of providing help and support to those in need. In addition to the publications in this blog, below are some of my other publications on addiction and mental health.



  • A review of ‘Bath Salts’: Evolving Designer Drugs of Abuse –Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse. Published in March, 2015
  • Laundry Detergent Pod Abuse: A New Adolescent Trend? – Newsletter of the Missouri Psychiatric Association 2013
  • A Complex Equation: Low Mood, Fatigue and Hyperphagia – Psychiatric Annals, December 2013. Vol 43.
  • Suicidality and Melancholia in a 17 year old female – Psychiatric Annals. August 2014
  • Total Serum Cholesterol Levels and Alzheimer’s Dementia in persons with Down Syndrome – International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 2008
  • Interview Room Safety in Learning Disability Units; A Comparison with General Adult Units – British Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 2008
  • The First Confirmed Case of Down Syndrome with Dementia with Lewy Bodies – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2009

The goal of this blog is to provide as much information on various illicit substances of abuse and mental health conditions, recommendations, increase accessibility to treatment options, and very importantly, spark some discussion on these very important issues. I am open to your comments, discussions, suggestions and constructive criticisms. Guest postings are welcome.
Let’s do this!


Articles on Addiction


May 2019

By Efosa Airuehia | 2594 Comments | Drugs and Alcohol, Mental Illness, 

What You Need To Know About Spravato (Esketamine)

What You Need To Know About Spravato (Esketamine) What is Spravato? What is it used for? How does it work? Is Spravato for you? How is it given? Where is it given? What are the…

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May 2019

By Efosa Airuehia | 3359 Comments | Drugs and Alcohol, 

There are many reasons to avoid abusing Dextromethorphan

There are many reasons to avoid abusing Dextromethorphan Dextromethorphan is known to cause many negative effects and deaths have been reported from its use. In 2003, a 14-year-old boy in Colorado who abused dextromethorphan died…

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May 2019

By Efosa Airuehia | 2711 Comments | Addiction Treatment, 

What are the benefits of Medication-Assisted Treatment?

 What are the benefits of Medication-Assisted Treatment? You may have had treatment in an addiction treatment facility to help with your illicit substance use. Perhaps, two previous treatments. Maybe, even more. Your treatment may have…

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