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 [...]

Why Your Loved One Needs Family Support During Medication Assisted Treatment

Getting sober can be the hardest thing your loved one will ever do. It’s common for family members to just want their loved one “fixed”, but it’s not that simple. Even if you’re not the one dependent on a substance, addiction is a family problem. Without knowing it, you have adjusted your life based [...]

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 [...]

How Does Methadone Interact with Other Drugs? What You Should Know

Methadone patients commonly think it’s okay to use other substances because they’re not “addicted” to those. As with any medication, it’s important to be aware of possible interactions with other drugs as well as cross addictions. It’s easy to get trapped into switching one drug for another. Usually, it’s because the individual has not [...]

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 [...]

How To Help An Addict Who Doesn’t Want Help

The last thing you want to see is your loved one hurting, especially if they’re struggling with drug addiction. It’s human instinct to want to help. But what do you do when an addict you love doesn’t want help?  You may have searched for hours on the internet about what to do, but came [...]

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 [...]

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