what is naltrexone

What is Naltrexone and How Does It Work?

Addiction to drugs or alcohol can be addressed with individual therapy, group support systems, and medication-assisted treatment (MAT). When you are addicted to opioids or have an alcohol use disorder, MAT is a proven method of treatment. A combination of FDA-approved medications and therapeutic methods, MAT is effective for [...]

mental health and addiction medicine

Mental Health and Addiction Medicine

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the focus is not only on physical health but also on mental health across the country. May is appropriately Mental Health Month and a good time to look at issues that may be affecting you during this challenging time as well as [...]

self-care while social distancing

How to Practice Self-Care While Social Distancing

Stress and worry about the coronavirus are often made worse by the isolation of social distancing. During the COVID-19 pandemic, you need to stay healthy and safe and that means spending a lot of time alone. When you learn how to practice self-care while social distancing, though, you can enjoy a higher quality [...]

types of medication assisted treatment

Types of Medication Assisted Treatment

When you are addicted, you are physically dependent on a drug or on alcohol. One of the first steps in treating your addiction is to address that physical dependence. Some addiction treatment programs start with detox, to eliminate the drugs and alcohol from your system. There are several types of medication assisted treatment, [...]

Opioid MAT

Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

America’s opioid problem has reached epidemic proportions. Contrary to information provided by pharmaceutical companies, research has shown that even short-term use of these prescribed medications can result in addiction and eventual overdose. Because the stakes of opioid use disorder are so high, it is vital that individuals who have developed a dependence have [...]

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