Month: September 2019

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How Do I Approach Someone With an Opioid Addiction?

September 26, 2019

With millions of people in the United States experiencing opioid addiction, most Americans know someone who has this disease. If…

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Linda’s Story: The Opportunity of a Lifetime

September 25, 2019

Now 70 years old, Linda began drinking at a very young age, smoking marijuana at 17 and using heroin in…

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What Are Buprenorphine and Naloxone Combination Medications?

September 23, 2019

The FDA approved buprenorphine and combination buprenorphine medications in 2002. This medicine for medication-assisted treatment (MAT) gives patients and doctors…

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Opioid Addiction Warning Signs

September 19, 2019

Opioid painkillers, also called opiates, are narcotic pain-relieving drugs such as morphine, Dilaudid and hydrocodone. These drugs provide effective pain…

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What Does Opioid Dependence Mean?

September 9, 2019

When you’re learning about opioids and their effects on the body, you may see the terms “dependence” and “addiction.” While…

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Which Is Better — Methadone or Suboxone®?

September 5, 2019

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) involves medications that include methadone and Suboxone®. Both of these medicines reduce withdrawal symptoms and cravings to…

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