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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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What Is Opioid Dependence?

August 6, 2019

Opioid dependence has impacted people across the United States. As a chronic disease, it has symptoms and diagnoses like any...

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What Is Methadone and How Does It Work?

May 13, 2019

Methadone is a synthetic opioid agonist whose effects are fully felt in a way that is very similar to morphine....

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Suboxone Dosage and Standards for Use

April 15, 2019

When you enter medication-assisted treatment (MAT), your doctor may recommend methadone or a form of buprenorphine like Suboxone. These medications...

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Thomas’s Story: The Future is Bright  

April 1, 2019

At around 15 or 16 years old, Thomas was prescribed Percocet for an injury. Not too long after, a skateboarding...

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Why Is Fentanyl So Dangerous?

March 21, 2019

In the midst of the deadliest opioid epidemic in history, the concern has shifted from prescription opioid killers to more...

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Fentanyl Poses Great Risk to Law Enforcement

March 21, 2019

With methadone clinics popping up in more and more cities in every state to help those struggling with addiction, the...

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