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What to Expect from Outpatient Addiction Treatment

Millions of people suffer from substance use disorders (SUD). Treatment for substance use disorders generally falls into inpatient or outpatient care. Inpatient rehab is intensive, 24-hour supervised treatment in a residential setting. Outpatient rehab is a part-time treatment option that enables individuals to receive substance abuse treatment while maintaining regular daily routines. Not everyone struggling…

Doctor explaining medication assisted treatment

What Are the Anti-Craving Medicines Used in MAT?

Studies show that individuals with an opioid use disorder (OUD) who attempt total abstinence following detox are significantly more likely to relapse than individuals with other addictions. Relapse is a normal part of the recovery process. However, relapsing on opioids carries a higher risk for fatal overdoses. Because of the power of opioids, individuals with…

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Can I Maintain Employment While in MAT?

Opioid and alcohol addiction are serious problems that affect millions of Americans from all walks of life. While many addiction rehab programs believe that total abstinence is critical to recovery, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is becoming more widely accepted, especially for treating opioid and alcohol addictions. Current research shows numerous benefits to incorporating MAT into comprehensive…

woman having early signs of alcoholism

Stopping Alcohol Addiction Early

The signs of alcohol addiction—or alcoholism—run through a long continuum from headaches and irritability during early-stage bingeing to death from internal bleeding during end-stage abuse. It is important to remember, however, that alcohol dependence can be successfully treated at any stage: don’t ever think you are too far gone to heal. The stereotypical side effects…

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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…