Category Archives: Addictions Therapy

Methadone, Vivitrol, Buprenorphine, Naltrexone

[slideshow_deploy id='2357']   Methadone works on parts of the brain and spinal cord to block the "high" caused by using opiates (such as heroin). It also helps reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms caused by opiate use. The action of methadone is similar to other synthetic (man-made) medicines in the morphine category (opioids). Substances that are…
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Why Counseling Is Important in Addiction Treatment Kicking the prescription drug abuse habit -- or any other addiction -- is a major accomplishment. But for most people with opioid addiction, detox is only the beginning of a long-term battle against craving and relapse. Counseling is an essential part of drug abuse treatment for many people.…
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