34 year old, female, teacher, mother of two

I had admitted to myself that I had an alcohol addiction long before I took naltrexone and had failed at every attempt to rid myself of the uncontrollable craving up to that point. Nothing worked. I attended AA meetings, went to an outpatient 12-step program, read all kinds of books on how to manage and/or […]

Kicking and Screaming!

Age: 20 Occupation: Student currently taking time off Drug of Choice: Alcohol Age of first use: 14 History With Drugs: I started drinking and smoking cigarettes and weed at the age of 14. It started as just use on the weekends but progressed pretty rapidly. I started smoking weed every chance that I got. I […]

My anger issues have disappeared…

Since 1993, I have struggled with opiate addiction. In the past 16 years, I’ve gotten married, had two children, started two businesses and been in 10 different drug treatment programs. Of those 16 years, I have been sober a total of 6 years and been on probation 3 of the 6 years. All in all […]

I was spinning out of control, and my world-and everything in it was crumbling down around me

I had become an addict to pain pills. It had started quite harmlessly-back surgery, knee surgery-and the next think I knew, I had to have them-daily, and in large quantities The worst part was that I felt hopeless. I remembered reading an article about Dr. Taca and his approach to addiction recovery. I made one […]

Vivitrol saved my life… A 42 year old physician

Vivitrol saved my life, my career, and my family. I had gone through so many treatment programs without much long lasting results. It wasn’t until I was introduced to the INSynergy program where I found out that there were FDA approved medicines for cravings for my alcoholism! Very ironic because I was an MD also […]

60 year old, RN, Addicted to Pain Pills

For years I had been using pain pills for an injury I had years ago. I knew I needed help when I started thinking of diverting them from the patients on the unit I worked on. At that time I Googled and found Insynergy. Dr. Taca and his wonderful staff took me in and made […]

My Mood was CRAZZYYY!!!!

I’m not joking when I say that my mood was crazy. At times I thought I was going crazy. I was doing things so recklessly that when I look back at them I feel embarrassed. I was doing things without thinking about them, I was reckless with money, sex, and thought at times I was […]

Dealing with family became enjoyable again, instead of scary

My experience at INSynergy began and finished with a real person who I got to know and trust. from the first phone call inquiring about the program, to my exit interview/evaluation on my last day, I was treated as an individual. INSynergy offered the basic out-patient services as other comparable programs, but once involved it […]

I was a 53 year old alcoholic with my life going nowhere

I would like to thank Insynergy for giving me my life back. I was a 53 year old alcoholic with my life going nowhere. I wanted help and needed people to show me the way. Dr. Taca and his staff of counselors were just the right people to help me. They are all caring and […]

INSynergy gave me power over the most powerful influence in my life

This note is long overdue. I would like to express my sincere gratitude towards everyone who makes up the INSynergy team. I came to INSynergy as a 40 year old male that had been struggling for years with alcohol. As life was spiraling out of control, I was fortunate enough to be referred to Dr. […]

Flanagan Counsels from Experience

  When Eric Flanagan counsels a patient with a substance abuse problem, he speaks from experience.Flanagan, a substance abuse associate counselor for INSynergy, overcame his own addition to drugs and now hopes his story will inspire others to do the same. “My addiction began because I had the wrong idea of what a real man […]

St. Louis Magazine gets expert opinion from Dr. Taca regarding opiate use in St. Louis, MO

Prescription opioid abuse is a national epidemic, but St. Louisans have reason to be especially concerned. “We, in St. Louis, are one of the worst cities for opiates,” says psychiatrist and addiction specialist Dr. Arturo Taca. “[And] when prescription painkillers become harder to get a hold of, people switch to heroin for a faster, cheaper […]

Dr. Arturo Taca, Jr. Elected President of ASAM Midwest

Elected Midwest Chapter President of American Society of Addiction Medicine Dr. Arturo C. Taca, Jr., Diplomate of ABPN / ABAM, a St. Louis-based psychiatrist, and founder / medical director of INSynergy, was recently elected President of ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine) Midwest Chapter for a 3-year term. ASAM has 39 state and regional chapters […]

Great Day St. Louis interviews Dr. Taca about heroin addiction

Dr. Arturo Taca from INSynergy explains how they can help with treating heroin addiction at Great Day St. Louis.

KMOV Interview with Dr. Taca and Ashley Halker

Kent Ehrhardt of KMOV interviews Dr. Arturo Taca and Ashley Halker about treatment options for opiate addiction.

The Bridge Device featured on The Fix

Could This New Device Offer Pain-Free Heroin and Opioid Withdrawal? The groundbreaking behind-the-ear device is designed to help users in the initial stage of kicking narcotics. Could This New Device Offer Pain-Free Heroin and Opioid Withdrawal? Innovative Health Solutions (IHS), a company based in Versailles, Indiana, has a bridge to sell you. No, really. The […]

The Bridge Device featured on CBS St. Louis

New Device to Treat Heroin Addiction Might Be Available Soon ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A new way of treating heroin addiction will soon be available to anyone suffering from withdrawal symptoms. Dr. Arturo Taca with INSynergy Addiction Treatment Center in St. Louis, joined KMOX Thursday morning to talk about the new device. He says it’s about […]

Heroin Withdrawal Gets Pioneering Treatment from St. Louis Doctor

Riverfont Times St. Louis | To break a heroin habit, an addict must live through the personal hell known as withdrawal. Like a debilitating flu, the process afflicts the body with fever, tremors, nausea, muscle aches and diarrhea. And those symptoms might not even be the worst part. “With the flu you don’t have this component […]

The Bridge Device now available at INSynergy

A new device designed to help with the pain during withdrawal from opiates could become another important tool in helping deal with heroin/opiate addiction in the county. The device attaches to the ear. The device, called the BRIDGE, was first used and developed by Dr. Arturo C. Taca, Jr., along with by an Indiana company, […]

Changing the Narrative of Opioid Dependency Treatment

Arturo C. Taca Jr., MD, FABPN, discusses the growing problem of opioid dependence in the US and potential treatment options.