Medication-Assisted Treatment

What’s the Difference Between Suboxone and Subutex?

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Friday, May 17, 2024

Opioid addiction is a serious public health crisis in the United States, with millions of Americans struggling with substance use disorders related to prescription painkillers and illicit opioids like heroin. Thankfully, effective medications are available to help individuals overcome opioid addiction and maintain long-term recovery. Two of the most commonly prescribed medications for opioid addiction … Continued

Fentanyl Withdrawal Symptoms

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Monday, March 18, 2024

Fentanyl is a highly potent synthetic opioid that has become a major contributor to the ongoing opioid epidemic in the United States. Originally developed as a prescription pain medication for severe pain management, particularly in cancer patients and post-surgical settings, fentanyl has increasingly been manufactured and distributed illegally for recreational use. The drug’s powerful effects … Continued

Tips for Living with an Alcoholic Spouse

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Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Living with an alcoholic spouse can be challenging and emotionally taxing. Dealing with the effects of alcoholism within a marriage requires understanding, patience, and resilience. In this blog, we will provide valuable tips and strategies to help individuals cope with the complexities of living with an alcoholic partner. Educate Yourself about Alcoholism The first step … Continued

How Does Crystal Meth Affect the Brain?

Brain affected by meth abuse

Sunday, July 16, 2023

Crystal meth, also known as methamphetamine, is a powerful and highly addictive stimulant drug that can wreak havoc on the brain and overall health of individuals. With its euphoric and energy-boosting effects, crystal meth has gained notoriety as one of the most dangerous illicit substances. In this blog, we will delve into the intricate ways … Continued

Methadone vs. Suboxone: Understanding the Key Differences in Opioid Addiction Treatment

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Thursday, July 13, 2023

Opioid addiction is a complex and challenging issue affecting millions worldwide. Thankfully, medical advancements have provided effective treatment options to help individuals overcome opioid dependence. Two common medications prescribed for opioid addiction treatment are methadone and Suboxone (buprenorphine/naloxone). In this blog, we will explore the key differences between methadone and Suboxone, shedding light on their … Continued

Understanding the Risks: How Can Benzo Withdrawal Pose a Lethal Threat?

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Sunday, July 9, 2023

Benzodiazepines, commonly known as benzos, are a class of prescription drugs often prescribed to manage anxiety, insomnia, and certain medical conditions. While they can be effective when used as directed, prolonged or improper use can lead to dependence and addiction. The prospect of benzo withdrawal can be daunting, as it comes with various physical and … Continued

Can Meth Intoxication Cause a Seizure?

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Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Methamphetamine, commonly known as meth, is a powerful stimulant drug that affects the central nervous system. While it is well-known for its immediate euphoric effects, it is equally notorious for its detrimental impact on physical and mental health. Among the many dangers associated with meth use, the potential to induce seizures has become a significant … Continued

Methadone Detox Vs. Methadone Maintenance


Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Addiction to opioids, such as heroin or prescription painkillers, can be difficult to overcome— but it is possible. Methadone is often used as a treatment option for opioid addiction because it reduces withdrawal symptoms and cravings. However, there are two different approaches when it comes to using methadone: detoxification and maintenance.    In this blog … Continued

How Safe is Medication-Assisted Treatment for Pregnant Women?

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for pregnant women living with opioid use disorders might at first sound like a risky proposition, but, for many in the addiction treatment industry, it could be just what the doctor ordered. And with nearly 88 infants diagnosed with neonatal abstinence syndrome every day, health care systems in Kentucky are taking measures to … Continued