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“Addictive Nature”

By Jennifer Jope| Staff Writer | November 26, 2002

Dr. Punyamurtula S. Kishore is an addiction specialist. But unlike many in his field, he doesn’t believe in prescribing more drugs to treat an addiction, Kishore prescribes more holistic remedies.



“Taking a new approach to detox”

By Ken Maguire| TAB Staff Writer

~ Doctor’s care extends beyond patient ~

After four failed tries to kick heroin habit in area detox programs, Theresa and her husband heard from a friend about an addiction specialist in Brighton named Dr. Punyamurtula Kishore. Must have been a good friend. “ If it weren’t for Dr. Kishore…I probably would’ve ended up in jail on a drug charge,” said Theresa. “ [Her husband] would’ve ended up killing himself or he would’ve overdosed. He couldn’t have continued at this pace.”



Q & A with Boston Metro

June 28-30, 2002 | Volume 2 | Issue 40 | www.clubmetro.com



” ‘Accidental tourists’ have a home after all”

By Beverly Beckham | Boston Herald

Dr. Punyamurtula Kishore doesn’t call his patients addicts or substance abusers. He calls them “accidental tourist,” people who can’t find their way out. He doesn’t politicize or moralize about this, He says, “In the old  days, we say, ‘Many roads lead to Rome.’ Addiction is like that.”


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“Rethinking alcohol use and abuse”

By Dan Mac Alpine | May 15, 2003 | Melrose Free Press

~ Drugs in Melrose ~

Area mental health and medical experts say adults and teens need to rethink their perception of alcohol abuse – drinking to get drunk – even as the community faces abuse of so-called “hard” drugs such as OxyContin and heroin.  Experts say they see general belief from both adults and teens that accept alcohol use among minors as “safe” or “OK, as long as they aren’t driving.”


India New England

‘Boston doctor focuses on addicts”

By Martin Desmarais | INDIA New England Staff | May 2001

~ Dr. Kishore argues for treatment of drug users before crisis point hits ~

BOSTON – Dr. Punyamurtula S. Kishore offers a different approach to treating addictions that has attracted close to 5,000 patients a year to his Boston-based Primary Care Associates and Addiction Medicine Associates.  The key to Kishore’s different approach is what he calls “home detoxification” – which, he said, is a less expensive and more effective option than simply sending an addict to a detox center or hospital.

∞ See Also ∞

Journal of National Library of Addictions

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National Models of Addiction Treatment

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