What to Expect When Starting Oxycodone Addiction Treatment

The first step in oxycodone addiction treatment is identifying that there is a problem. Patients are required to commit fully to any medication assisted program, including their involvement in individual and group therapy. Every patient’s circumstances are unique, which is why there is no one size fits all recovery program for oxycodone addiction. The [...]

Vicodin Addiction Treatment: The Quick Guide

In the story of the opioid epidemic, Vicodin addiction has become a large contributor to the current crisis. Accessibility is one of the major reasons Vicodin addiction is so widespread, especially in terms of being overprescribed.  Like many opioids, addiction is created by multiple factors, but is often started by mismanagement of pain medication [...]

Medication Assisted Recovery Anonymous: The Group Addicts Should Consider

An essential part of any medication assisted therapy program is to find support systems to help you in the recovery process. It’s important to be with people who understand addiction and the problems that come with it. While many people are familiar with Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Medication Assisted Recovery Anonymous [...]

What You Should Know About Oxycodone Addiction Treatment

When someone enters treatment for oxycodone addiction treatment, — also known as medication assisted therapy — it may be their first or 5th attempt at recovery. Most commonly, patients usually have a lengthy history of opioid use. Patients seeking opioid treatment may also have a history of overdosing and even legal issues related to [...]

The Stigma of Medication Assisted Treatment

With the opioid crisis at top of mind for many people, a popular topic of discussion is also what do we do about it?  One thing that most doctors and counselors agree upon is the effectiveness of medication assisted treatment. Despite its ability to treat opioid addiction, the topic of medication assisted treatment — [...]

How Does Suboxone Work? A Simple (& Complete) Guide

Suboxone is often mentioned in relation to the opioid crisis, but not many people truly know what it is and how it’s used for medication assisted treatment.  When used correctly, Suboxone can be a powerful addition to addiction recovery. However, most patients who come to us, believing that they want to take Suboxone, have [...]

The Guide to Pain Medication: What to Know About Prescriptions, Addiction, and Alternatives

Opioids, such as hydrocodone or oxycodone, are most commonly prescribed by doctors for acute pain caused by acute injury or surgery. When taken as directed by a doctor, they are generally considered safe. That being said, it is important to take certain precautions if you’ve been prescribed opioids.    Prescription opioids act on opioid receptors [...]

Heroin Relapse Prevention: Causes, Triggers, And Steps To Avoid Relapse

Relapse is very common in early recovery. It is also very frightening for the person in recovery and for their loved ones.  In early recovery, the recovering person is afraid of relapsing and may even isolate themselves to prevent relapse. The family is excited about the person entering recovery, but fear of relapse quickly [...]

How Counseling Can Increase The Effectiveness Of Addiction Treatment

When someone enters a Methadone clinic, they are usually only thinking about the relief from withdrawal symptoms once they receive the medication. And who can blame them? Experiencing withdrawal symptoms from opioids is miserable. Most people who try to detox themselves end up using again to stop the withdrawal symptoms. However, in order to [...]

Myths & Facts About Suboxone: What You Need to Know

Are you familiar with Suboxone? Do you know the facts? Suboxone is considered Medication Assisted Treatment, which is medical treatment by a licensed physician. It’s important to know that an opioid use disorder is a medical diagnosis and some form of treatment is needed in most cases. Suboxone is a medication containing buprenorphine and [...]

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