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June 13, 2019

Heroin Treatment Options and Therapy Type

Heroin is an illegal opioid that is considered a Schedule I drug by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and has strong addiction potential and severe detrimental side effects. Heroin was developed in 1874 in Germany and soon made its way to the United States and the rest of the world. North America consumes more than […]

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June 13, 2019

Medically Assisted Treatment for Smoking

Tobacco threatens all living species including humans, animals, plants and our entire environment. Smoking is the world’s leading preventable cause of death. More than 1.1 billion people smoke worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. And more are continually joining the ranks. Every day in the U.S. alone, more than 3,200 youth 18 and younger […]

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June 13, 2019

Medically Assisted Treatment for Alcohol

Seeking professional treatment for an abuse disorder is imperative as quitting alcohol without any medical intervention can lead to severe withdrawal seizures and even death. Treatment initially aims to ease the withdrawal symptoms by close monitoring and prescribing a slow taper off medications, formally known as medication-assisted therapy (MAT). Medication-assisted treatment is used for opioid […]

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June 13, 2019

Medically Assisted Treatment for Opioids

Opioid abuse is a serious issue across the United States and the rest of the world, resulting in broken families, addiction, financial loss, death, severed relationships, and serious medical complications. Opioid abuse can begin from prescription painkillers after major surgery or can stem from a mental health disorder such as depression or can even be […]

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June 10, 2019

What is MAT?

Understanding MAT: Medication Assisted Treatment According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Medication Assisted Treatment (also known as MAT) is the use of medications with counseling and behavioral therapies to treat substance use disorders and prevent opioid overdose. While MAT is primarily used for the treatment of addiction to opioids, it […]

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June 6, 2019

Defining Alcoholism

According to statistics, alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in the United States: 17.6 million people or one in every 12 adults are diagnosed with alcoholism and millions of more individuals engage in risky behaviors such as binge drinking that can potentially lead to alcohol abuse disorder. Unfortunately, the individual who is abusing […]

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June 6, 2019

I Keep Relapsing, Why?

Why Do I Keep Relapsing? You finally made the decision to get sober and receive treatment for your addiction. You went through your program, experienced detox and received all the tools you need to be able to live a long, happy healthy life in recovery. However, you find that you keep slipping up. Relapsing is […]

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June 6, 2019

Coping Methods During Alcohol Withdrawals

Withdrawal from alcohol can be debilitating, if not deadly. Alcohol is one of the very few substances that can send the body into deadly withdrawals in someone who chronically abuses alcohol. It is highly recommended that a chronic alcohol abuser seek professional treatment to help overcome their cravings and undergo withdrawals in a safe, controlled […]

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June 6, 2019

Symptoms of Alcohol Withdrawal

Approximately 16 million people in the United States have an alcohol use disorder, defined by the National Institutes of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism as “compulsive alcohol use, loss of control over alcohol intake, and a negative emotional state when not using.” Withdrawing from alcohol is one of the most dangerous and life-threatening side effects associated […]

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