medication-assisted treatment

Substance Abuse Treatment
March 27, 2020

Why Treatment is Essential During a Pandemic

By now, the majority of people in the United States are currently practicing some form of social distancing or self-quarantine. With the…

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ASAM encourages increased access to medication-assisted treatment as part of new grading system.
November 6, 2018

ASAM Pushes for Increased Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment As Part of New Grading System

Last year drug overdose killed over 72,000 Americans according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Over 49,000…

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Children at Increased Risk for Buprenorphine Poisoning
June 25, 2018

Children’s Exposure to Buprenorphine Rises over 200 Percent

Just as the FDA has approved the first-ever generic form of Suboxone® (buprenorphine and naloxone), a new study has revealed that an…

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FDA Approves Generic Suboxone to Treat Opioid Addiction
June 18, 2018

FDA Approves First Generic Versions of Suboxone® for Opioid Addiction Treatment

In a move that many are speculating will increase access to quality opioid addiction treatment, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has…

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FDA expands medication-assisted treatment.
March 5, 2018

FDA Expands Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioids

In the current addiction treatment landscape, only about a third of all facilities offer medication-assisted treatment (MAT) as part of their care…

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SAMHSA Publishes Best Practices on Medication-Assisted Treatment
February 25, 2018

SAMHSA Publishes Best Practices on Medication-Assisted Treatment

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has codified and published a set of guidelines and best practices for dealing…

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Vivitrol Treatment in Texas
June 14, 2017

Is Medication-Assisted Treatment Right for Me?

Medication-assisted treatment or MAT is a viable form of ongoing maintenance for a variety of substance abuse-related conditions, specifically opioid and alcohol…

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Vivitrol Treatment in Texas
November 29, 2016

How Vivitrol Helps Families after Treatment

Those of us who have helped our loved ones manage addiction know how difficult it can be. Even after the best treatment…

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US Prisons Using Vivitrol to Curb Post-Release Opioid Addiction among Inmates
November 14, 2016

US Prisons Using Vivitrol to Curb Post-Release Opioid Addiction among Inmates

Addiction and incarceration have been closely linked for decades. One of the primary critics of this country’s current drug laws is that…

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Vivitrol Treatment in Texas
August 16, 2016

Is Vivitrol Right for Me?

Vivitrol has proven to be an effective resource in helping sufferers of opioid and alcohol dependency manage their cravings and overcome their…

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Vivitrol Treatment in Texas
August 12, 2016

What You Need to Know About Medication-Assisted Treatment

Over the past few decades, numerous medications have been introduced in the addiction and chemical dependency treatment landscapes. These powerful, and sometimes controversial drugs have been enormously effective in the care of various substance use disorders like opioid and alcohol addiction, and it’s natural for them to draw widespread interest among those in need of help, as well as their families. It’s important though to understand the risks, benefits, fundamentals, and parameters of Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) to determine if it’s the right course of action. There are a great many variables that accompany this type of treatment, and prospective participants should have thorough understanding of the process. …

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Medical Detox for Alcohol and Drug Addiction
June 14, 2016

The Importance of Medically Supervised Detox in Addiction Treatment

Withdrawal is one of the most common roadblocks to long-term recovery. Even when an addiction sufferer recognizes they have a drug or…

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Vivitrol Treatment in Texas
April 1, 2016

New Study Shows Effectiveness of Vivitrol to Treat Addiction

On March 31, 2016, The New England Journal of Medicine reported on a joint study of seven different universities showing the the effectiveness of Vivitrol on opioid-addicted prison patients. All test groups showed remarkably low relapse rates and also decrease rates in other risk-behaviors and decreased incarcerations for chronic offenders….

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