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Inpatient vs. outpatient addiction treatment

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Apr 30, 2019 12:59:08 PM

 

Addiction treatment looks different for every person. Some people struggling with addiction require inpatient treatment at a residential facility or drug and alcohol rehab center, while others are able to work towards recovery in an outpatient treatment program. Both have benefits and can help you or your loved one on the road to addiction recovery.

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Topics: Substance Abuse, Alcohol Dependence, addiction, rehabilitation

What to expect from an addiction treatment program

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Feb 22, 2019 12:12:28 PM

 

Whether you are in the first stages of finding opioid addiction or alcohol abuse treatment or you are trying to help a loved one struggling with opioid or alcohol use, knowing what to expect from an addiction treatment program can put your mind at ease and prepare you for the next step in recovery. There are a few different options for drug and alcohol addiction treatment. This article will help you better understand your options so you can choose a treatment program that is right for you.

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Topics: addiction, rehabilitation, Residential Care, medication assisted treatment

What is Vivitrol treatment?

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Feb 19, 2019 3:24:49 PM

 

If you are struggling with alcohol addiction or substance abuse, addiction therapy with Vivitrol may be a treatment option for you. Vivitrol is a prescription medication that is used as part of medication assisted treatment (MAT). It can help people struggling with addiction achieve and maintain their recovery.

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Topics: Substance Abuse, addiction, medication assisted treatment

Recovery vs. Sobriety: What's the difference?

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Jan 11, 2019 4:22:01 PM

Drug and alcohol abuse affects nearly 22 million people in the United States. Did you know that 1 in 7 people will develop an addiction in their lifetime? Though recovery and sobriety are related, there are important differences you need to understand if you or a loved one is seeking substance abuse treatment and looking to achieve long-term recovery. Let’s take a look at some of the similarities and differences in more detail.

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Topics: Substance Abuse, Alcohol Dependence, addiction, rehabilitation, medication assisted treatment

Why are opioids addictive?

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Nov 9, 2018 2:13:08 PM

Opioid addiction - also known as opioid use disorder - affects 2 million people. Opioid drugs were responsible for 33,000 deaths in the US in 2016 and over half of drug overdoses involved opioids. So, what makes opioids so addictive?

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Topics: Substance Abuse, addiction, medication assisted treatment

Can Vivitrol treat alcohol addiction?

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Nov 1, 2018 5:12:05 PM

Alcohol addiction, also known as alcohol use disorder (AUD), is a serious disease that affects 17 million people in the US. In fact, excessive alcohol use causes 88,000 deaths a year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The good news is that alcohol addiction, just like many other diseases, is treatable and recovery is possible. An addiction treatment program such as medication assisted treatment (MAT) with Vivitrol can help people struggling with alcohol use disorder leave a life of addiction behind.

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Topics: Substance Abuse, Alcohol Dependence, addiction, medication assisted treatment

Does Suboxone treatment work?

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Oct 26, 2018 1:53:01 PM

Addiction is a complex and chronic disease, but it is treatable. Treatment options like medication assisted treatment (MAT) with Suboxone can help you overcome opioid addiction.

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Topics: Substance Abuse, addiction, medication assisted treatment

Enfrentando el abuso de sustancias en la familia

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Sep 10, 2018 7:50:15 PM

El abuso de sustancias, el alcoholismo y la adicción pueden tener un impacto negativo en las familias. Las familias que están lidiando con el trastorno de abuso de sustancias de un ser querido pueden enfrentar situaciones como violencia doméstica, abuso físico o emocional, trastornos de salud mental concurrentes y dificultades socioeconómicas, ya que las personas que luchan con la adicción pueden tener dificultades para encontrar o conservar un trabajo. Puede interrumpir una dinámica familiar saludable al romper la confianza, agregar estrés significativo y prevenir la formación de límites saludables.

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Topics: Substance Abuse, Alcohol Dependence, addiction

Cómo iniciar una conversación sobre el abuso de sustancias en su familia

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Sep 10, 2018 7:49:50 PM

Juan piensa que su hermano, Fred, no era él mismo la última vez que se vieron.

La apariencia de Fred parecía arrugada a pesar de que, por lo general, se esforzaba para verse lo mejor posible. Fred también parecía desinteresado en las cosas que siempre le interesaban, es por eso que John sospecho que algo en la vida de Fred había cambiado.

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Topics: Substance Abuse, Alcohol Dependence, addiction

How medication assisted treatment (MAT) can support recovery

Posted by Jennifer Dellasanta on Sep 10, 2018 7:49:21 PM

Addiction is a complex and chronic disease, but recovery is possible. Addiction treatment like medication assisted treatment (MAT) can help someone with substance or alcohol use disorder achieve recovery and maintain sobriety. By combining behavioral therapy with specific addiction medications, MAT is the safest and most effective option for recovery.

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Topics: Substance Abuse, Alcohol Dependence, addiction, medication assisted treatment

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