The Importance of Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

The Importance of Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

What is Medication-Assisted Treatment? Medication-assisted treatment, commonly referred to as ‘MAT’, is a type of evidence-based treatment that is used to help those who are struggling with substance abuse and addiction. The combination of therapy, behavioral counseling, and MAT is said to...
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09/10 2020
Opioid Alternatives for Pain Management

Opioid Alternatives for Pain Management

What Are Opioids? Opioids are a class of drugs that interact with opioid receptors in the brain and on nerves throughout the body.  They include the illegal street-drug heroin, synthetic opioids like fentanyl, and prescription pain medications like morphine, codeine, oxycodone, and...
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09/07 2020
How to Choose the Right Residential Treatment Center

How to Choose the Right Residential Treatment Center

Learn the Importance of Finding the Best Rehab Center When it comes to selecting a residential treatment center, there are numerous options to consider. Potential patients must weigh the treatment programs, facilities, and location of the center. However, with so many choices...
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09/02 2020
The Importance of Mental Wellbeing

The Importance of Mental Wellbeing

Caring for Your Mental Health is of Utmost Importance Many individuals underestimate how much the state of their mental health affects everything else in their lives, from relationships to addiction. If your mental health is suffering then you will not be in...
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09/12 2019
The Benefits of Social Connection During Recovery

The Benefits of Social Connection During Recovery

Staying Connected to Friends and Family Aids Mental Health and Recovery Recovery from drug or alcohol addiction can be tough, especially if you were a long-term user. While recovery is always a work in progress, there are certain things that you can...
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09/03 2019
Underlying Mental Health Disorders

Underlying Mental Health Disorders

Knowing the Signs and Symptoms of Co-Occurring Disorders When it comes to locating the foundation of an individual’s addiction, it can often be difficult to pinpoint. The reality is that close to half of those who struggle with drug or alcohol addiction...
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08/08 2019
Telltale Signs of Alcohol Abuse

Telltale Signs of Alcohol Abuse

Knowing Whether a Loved one is Struggling With Alcohol Abuse Across the United States, alcohol is one of the top-most abused substances due to its ease of accessibility and the mere fact that it is legal. Unfortunately, too many individuals fall victim...
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07/30 2019
How to Prevent Drug Relapse

How to Prevent Drug Relapse

Relapsing on Substance of Abuse is Preventable With the Right Support When you are a recovering addict, one of the most common fears is relapsing. After such hard work to obtain sustained sobriety, relapse would put you right back at ground zero....
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07/23 2019
What Does Medical Detox Involve?

What Does Medical Detox Involve?

The Process of Medically Assisted Detoxification When an individual is severely addicted to drugs or alcohol, they will require a period of medically assisted detox in order to safely and effectively manage their withdrawal symptoms. This is the first step in the...
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07/09 2019
Substance Abuse in Urban Areas vs. Rural Areas

Substance Abuse in Urban Areas vs. Rural Areas

Addiction and Substance Abuse Vary by Locality Recent studies have discovered a shocking difference in drug and alcohol abuse between those who reside in rural areas when compared to those living in urban areas. Substance abuse can affect anybody, regardless of age,...
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06/27 2019