Media Portrayal of Opioid Treatment

Why is the Media Portrayal of Opioid Treatment Important? When it comes to the media portrayal of opioid treatment, it is key to recovering addicts for other people to understand exactly why this is an important topic. So often, we see the media portray people suffering from addiction as people of low moral standards, poor […]

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FDA on MAT as a Treatment

What is MAT as a Treatment? According to an article in the New York Times, the Food and Drug Administration plans to begin permitting pharmaceutical companies to sell medications that help temper cravings, even if they don’t fully stop addiction. The health and human services secretary, Alex M. Azar II, said the agency intended “to […]

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Rise in Opioid Crisis and MAT

What Do We Know About the Opioid Crisis and MAT? According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 130 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids. The misuse of, and addiction to, opioids—including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl—is a serious national crisis that affects public […]

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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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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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