Category Archives: Medication Assisted

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Medication for Drug Addiction: Should Drugs Combat Drugs?

A staggering 20.2 million American adults struggle with a substance use disorder today. To put that figure into perspective, that’s 8% of the total population. Drug addiction destroys the lives of both users and their families. It’s complicated, confusing, and devastating. And when left untreated, it can be fatal. With

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Dealing with Alcohol Withdrawal: What You Should Expect

Do you drink too much? If so, you’re not alone. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 15.1 million adults over the age of 18 suffer from an alcohol use disorder. In fact, alcohol kills about 88,000 people annually. As the numbers show, this disease affects a

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The Ways Suboxone Can Help With Your Heroin Addiction

How Suboxone Works Suboxone is a medication created for the treatment of opioid addiction. Suboxone is a combination of two different substances, buprenorphine and naloxone. Naloxone will block any high you receive when using heroin and buprenorphine is a medication used for opioids. Suboxone will make your withdrawal more comfortable

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Is It Common For A Doctor To Recommend A Prescription Drug Detox?

Some people become addicted to the prescription medication prescribed to them by their doctors. Most people take their medication as prescribed with no addiction issues, but approximately one-quarter of patients will be become addicted to their prescription medication at some point and will require detox. Doctors are trained to watch

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How Long Is The Taper For Suboxone Detox?

Suboxone is a combination product used to help opioid addicts stay clean from heroin and other opioids. It contains buprenorphine, a synthetic opioid, and naloxone, a drug used to reverse opioid overdose. The naloxone is there to prevent potential intravenous abuse of the buprenorphine. When taken orally as directed, buprenorphine

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Can I Still Go To Work While Going Through An Opiate Detox Program?

Recovering from an opiate addiction can be a long and often painful process both physically and emotionally. Of course, the alternative of continuing your opiate addiction can have far more damaging consequences and even potentially end in death. Still, the unfortunate truth is that many addicts fail to get the

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Does Vivitrol Help With Drug Withdrawal?

Vivitrol is an opiate blocker. It’s used to help recovering alcohol and opiate abusers to remain clean. It will not help with drug withdrawal. In fact, it can only be administered after the detox process. This is because it can cause an active opiate addict to become very sick. More

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What Suboxone Doctors Don’t Know

Doctors prescribe Suboxone in hopes their patients will kick their opiate addiction and ease symptoms of withdrawal. It almost sounds great, doesn’t it? Detox with no symptoms or lessened symptoms? It isn’t. To start, you are only trading one addiction for another and never addressing the root cause of your

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Should I Go To A Heroin Detox Center Or Go On Suboxone?

Virtually all heroin detox centers use Suboxone. The difference is that they use it in gradually reducing doses to wean you off the heroin, while doctors who are authorized to prescribe Suboxone generally do so for the long term. These doctors can also wean you off Suboxone, but typically they

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What is Rapid Detox?

Rapid detox is a controversial procedure that promises to get a client through the withdrawal process in as little as a day. It’s not medically endorsed. It makes no scientific sense. It makes no common sense, either. It’s little more than a medical gimmick. Moreover, it’s inherently dangerous. The process