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Misconceptions about Maintenance Treatment

April 7, 2020

Addiction treatment, called MAT, or medication-assisted treatment, is a highly effective evidence-based method of helping those with substance use disorder…

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California Fentanyl Crisis

March 25, 2020

With fentanyl addiction rising in California, the state is facing a new drug crisis. In 2017, deaths from synthetic opioids,…

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COVID-19 Coronavirus Disease 2019: How to Stay Safe

March 20, 2020

The media whirlwind concerning the current outbreak of COVID-19 has been nothing short of overwhelming. With social media giving us…

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Suboxone® (Opioids) and Gabapentin

March 18, 2020

Opioid medications like Suboxone® have drug interactions with a variety of medicines. One of these medications, gabapentin, treats seizures and nerve…

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What Is the Opioid-Sparing Effect?

March 11, 2020

With opioid misuse and overdose rates at high levels, many doctors want to find alternative treatments to opioids for pain….

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What Are the Most Commonly Misused Opioids?

March 4, 2020

Opioids come in many forms with different administration methods, potencies and appearances. Some opioids have higher rates of misuse due…

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Codeine Addiction Treatment and Common Symptoms

February 26, 2020

Codeine is an opiate used to treat acute or moderate pain. Because codeine disrupts the brain’s pain-relieving functionality, users can…

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Alcohol and Methadone: A Dangerous Combination

February 21, 2020

Methadone and alcohol shouldn’t be taken together. The side effects of combining these two substances can be severe and impair…

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How Much Stronger Is Oxymorphone Than Oxycodone?

February 10, 2020

Severe pain can interfere with daily activities, making life difficult. While some pain-relieving medications can provide temporary relief, they seldom…

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How Attachment Style can Impact Addiction

February 3, 2020

Those who think addiction is a choice or merely a behavioral defect may be unaware of how early development can…

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