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How Medications Are Used in Drug Treatment

People in the beginning phases of addiction treatment often develop a range of mild, moderate or severe symptoms. Some of these symptoms appear during the initial process of detox (detoxification) and withdrawal, while others can appear later, during active recovery.

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Pros and Cons of Opioid Dependency Medication

People who take illicit opioid street drugs or improperly consume prescription pain medications can develop symptoms of dependence and addiction. Opioid treatment programs rely on the use of several medications to provide help for those affected.

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Oxycodone Vs. Hydrocodone for Pain

Oxycodone Vs. Hydrocodone for Pain: What Is the Difference?

Oxycodone and hydrocodone are two of America’s most widely prescribed opioid pain medications. They are known for their potential to trigger addiction and rank among the nation’s most abused opioids.

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Medications Used with an Alcohol Use Disorder Treatment Program

Alcohol use disorder is a condition that includes both alcoholism and the dysfunctional use of alcohol in non-addicted people. In the U.S., more than 15 million people currently meet the terms used to diagnose this condition.

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Naltrexone to Treat Co-Occurring Disorders

Using Naltrexone to Treat Co-Occurring Disorders

Alcohol and opioids are different in many ways, but they both can result in a substance use disorder when consumed inappropriately or in excessive amounts. When used together, these substances can also trigger a dangerous reduction of activity inside the central nervous system.

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Treating Prescription Pain Reliever Drug Addiction

Treating Prescription Pain Reliever Drug Addiction

Year in and year out, prescription pain relievers rank among the most abused medications in the U.S.[i] People who consume these medications improperly can develop symptoms of a condition called opioid use disorder.

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Subutex vs. Suboxone

Subutex vs. Suboxone: An Honest Comparison

Treating opioid addiction poses many challenges. Quitting ‘cold turkey’ is usually not recommended due to continued cravings and potentially dangerous withdrawal symptoms. Certain medications can be used to supplement traditional behavioral therapy and group counseling session to help people in recovery.

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The Benefits of Drug Rehab

The Benefits of Drug Rehab

Drug rehab (rehabilitation) is another term for substance use treatment, especially treatment for people affected by drug or medication related issues. While millions of Americans have substance use and abuse problems, relatively few people currently seek or receive appropriate care.

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