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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.


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Subutex: 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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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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What is a Methadone Clinic?

A methadone clinic is a healthcare facility that is authorized to provide the medication methadone to patients struggling with opioid use disorder (ie. opioid addiction).

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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. 

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

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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ISO Drug: Stronger Than Fentanyl

The relative scarcity of fentanyl on the illicit drug market, caused by China banning its production in August 2019, caused a new deadly drug to emerge Isotonitazine, known as ISO.

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