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Outpatient Addiction Treatment Timeline

Detox is the first step toward recovery from drug or alcohol abuse and addiction. Choosing the best detox program depends upon your unique needs and the severity of your substance use disorder. Withdrawal symptoms are different for everyone and are determined by the type of substance, length of use, and amount in your system upon…

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What to Expect from Outpatient Addiction Treatment

Millions of people suffer from substance use disorders (SUD). Treatment for substance use disorders generally falls into inpatient or outpatient care. Inpatient rehab is intensive, 24-hour supervised treatment in a residential setting. Outpatient rehab is a part-time treatment option that enables individuals to receive substance abuse treatment while maintaining regular daily routines. Not everyone struggling…

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What Are the Anti-Craving Medicines Used in MAT?

Studies show that individuals with an opioid use disorder (OUD) who attempt total abstinence following detox are significantly more likely to relapse than individuals with other addictions. Relapse is a normal part of the recovery process. However, relapsing on opioids carries a higher risk for fatal overdoses. Because of the power of opioids, individuals with…

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Can I Maintain Employment While in MAT?

Opioid and alcohol addiction are serious problems that affect millions of Americans from all walks of life. While many addiction rehab programs believe that total abstinence is critical to recovery, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is becoming more widely accepted, especially for treating opioid and alcohol addictions. Current research shows numerous benefits to incorporating MAT into comprehensive…

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3 Benefits of Medication-Assisted Treatment

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) refers to using federally approved medications to help treat substance use disorders, specifically opioid and alcohol addictions. While still controversial, recent research indicates that carefully monitored MAT is highly effective as part of a comprehensive, individualized approach to addiction treatment. This combination of interventions helps address addiction’s physical, psychological, social, and emotional…

Aftercare Services

3 Benefits of Aftercare Services After Substance Abuse Rehab

Addiction is a chronic disease and, like other chronic diseases such as diabetes or heart disease, requires constant tending. While there is no cure for addiction, it is treatable and can be effectively managed. Relapse is a common part of addiction, so an aftercare program is critical for addiction treatment. Going through detox and drug…