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Medications Used in Medication Assisted Treatment

Medical treatment for addiction does not only involve emergency drugs used to counteract an opioid overdose like the now common naloxone injection. Drugs like this are critical tools for first responders trying to save precious seconds in dire situations. However, there are many well-researched drugs that can be used to help end addiction itself through…

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5 Advantages of Outpatient Detox During Covid

The COVID-19 pandemic and the shutdowns used to manage it has dragged on long enough to up-end most people’s life plans in some significant way. Medically, there have been too many effects to count. This includes people who are struggling with addiction and need professional help to succeed. Following the changes in the science of…

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How Mental Health Affects Addiction

Addiction makes permanent changes to your brain. Even after you have successfully gone through detox and recovery, those changes to your neural architecture will still be there. This is what is often called a “chronic brain disorder.” This is the same name given to mental health disorders like schizophrenia and depression. Changes made by addiction…