Is Methadone Addictive?

Is Methadone Addictive?

Side Effects and Risks of Methadone   Methadone has proven effective in the battle against opioid addiction, but the medication isn’t without its risks and side effects. As with any prescription medication, patients and doctors must weigh the drug’s positive outcomes and adverse...
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02/22 2021
How Suboxone Blocks the Effects of Opiates 

How Suboxone Blocks the Effects of Opiates 

What Is Suboxone? Suboxone, a methadone alternative, is an opioid agonist administered to patients who are struggling with opioid abuse and dependence. The medication is considered a combination drug made of buprenorphine (a partial agonist) and naloxone (an opioid antagonist).  
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09/22 2020
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
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