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8 Actions to Take to Recover From Opioid Addiction

“Sometimes, it is difficult to recognize when something turns from a medication to a drug. A women’s initial reason for taking opiates could be medically warranted; however, these medications have a way of working themselves into the fabric of our lives and becoming a necessity just to function. Being open to hearing this feedback takes…


Lofexidine – The First FDA Approved Drug for Opioid Withdrawals

There’s some fairly exciting news happening in the addiction recovery industry. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finally approved a prescription medication for managing opioid withdrawal symptoms. This medication is known as lofexidine. Lofexidine is sold under the brand name Lucemyra. This non-opioid prescription medication is used specifically to treat opioid withdrawals. It…

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Behavior Modification: How Well Does This Therapeutic Approach Work for Those Seeking Addiction Recovery?

Formerly known as behavior analysis, behavior modification is a kind of psychotherapy that can be used during addiction recovery. It compliments other therapies because it addresses certain aspects of addiction that other therapies don’t. Also known as behavior therapy, it helps to reduce or get rid of negative behaviors through conditioning techniques that help a…

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MAT Options: The Anti-Addiction Medications You Need to Know

“(Anti-addiction medications) have been proven as the gold standard for really helping people recover… That makes a huge difference in folks coming forward and looking for treatment.” ~ Marlies Perez, Division Chief, Substance Use Disorder Compliance Division, California Department of Health Care Services The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse reports that more than…