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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 […]

May 8, 2019

Why Do I Need to Detox From Alcohol?

Detox from Alcohol You have been in this place before. You’re wondering why you can’t “just cut back” on your drinking. You’ve made the decision a hundred times to stop drinking. You may have denied for a long time that you even have a problem, but you know deep down that you cannot control your […]

May 7, 2019

How Can Clonidine Manage Withdrawal Symptoms?

What is Clonidine? According to Medline, Clonidine was originally intended to treat high blood pressure or symptoms associated with ADHD. Clonidine treats high blood pressure by decreasing the heart rate and relaxing the blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily through the body. Clonidine extended-release tablets may treat ADHD by affecting the part […]

April 24, 2019

How to Get Clean From Opioids

Get Clean from Opioids You’ve tried to control, slow down or stop your use of opioids. But, you can’t. It might even feel like it is impossible to stop taking your opioids, and that is because it is. One of the hallmarks of addiction is not being able to control your use and, chances are, […]

April 17, 2019

Is Quitting Heroin Cold Turkey a Good Idea?

Can I Quit Heroin Cold Turkey? One of the many hallmarks of drug or alcohol addiction is the inability to stop or slow down use. Chances are, you have tried before to control your heroin use, only to later be met with a binge session. It can be very disheartening when you try to control […]

April 2, 2019

What Can I Expect In Detox?

What is Detox Like? Aside from making the decision to enter treatment for addiction, detox is one of the most important parts of the recovery process. It is also one of the most feared parts of the recovery process, since detox has long been notorious for being an uncomfortable, scary process. However, detox has evolved […]

January 10, 2019

What is Medically Assisted Detox?

What is Detox Like? When a person is ready to get sober from drugs or alcohol, one of the first things they will experience once they’ve entered treatment is the detoxification process. The good news is, medically assisted detox is available to help make it easier. Detox is the process of the body getting rid […]

January 10, 2019

Why Should I Choose Medicated Assisted Detox?

What Can I Expect? Becoming sober from drugs and alcohol is not a cut-and-dry process for the many people around the world suffering from addiction. It is a more involved process including therapy, aftercare and ongoing work. The first stages of becoming sober can often be the most feared and difficult. This includes making the […]

October 24, 2018

Recovery Mentor

What is a Recovery Mentor? Much like using a weight loss coach, wellness coach or a life coach, you can now have a Recovery Mentor, also known as a recovery coach. Coaches and Mentors are leaders, someone who helps guide in a general sense. They are the ones with all the knowledge for their particular […]