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Addition Treatment Medications

There are five FDA-approved anti-craving medications to treat substance use issues, as well as medications used off-label and in detox. The most common medications for addiction are buprenorphine, methadone and naltrexone.

Buprenorphine

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What is Subutex?

The Subutex brand was discontinued in 2011, but the word is used to describe buprenorphine-only medication, as opposed to Suboxone which also contains naloxone for a safeguard.

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Methadone

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A Simple Guide to Methadone Dosing

The goal of methadone dosing is to reduce cravings and stop withdrawal symptoms without giving off the high. Dosages are constantly adjusted and monitored, per federal opioid treatment standards.

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The Top 5 Methadone Myths

Misinformation about methadone stops people from getting life-saving treatment. After you read, please help spread the facts about methadone.

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Naltrexone

Addiction Treatment Thearpies

All major health organizations recommend combining medications with talk therapy to treat addiction issues. There are various inpatient and outpatient options for therapy. Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) are becoming more common based on research of effectiveness. 

What is Harm Reduction?

Harm Reduction refers to policies, programs and practices that reduce adverse consequences of the misuse of legal and illegal drugs without necessarily reducing drug consumption.

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Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

IOP Group Room

What is an IOP program?

Unlike going away to inpatient rehab, IOP patients live at home. They come to the clinic 3-4 days a week for group and individual therapies.

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Opioid Use Disorder

Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) is the official name for addiction to opioid drugs, which is a chronic brain disease. Opioids include illegal drugs like heroin, as well as prescribed pain medications like Oxycodone, hydrocodone or morphine.

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