Category: Opioid Rehab

What’s the Difference Between Opiates and Opioids?

The difference between opiates and opioids is how they are made. Although the terms “opiates” and “opioids” are often used interchangeably, there is a difference. While some people are careful to distinguish between the two, others do use them
interchangeably, and recently, many people tend to refer to both of these drugs as “opioids.”

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Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Cravings

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid addiction is an evidence-based approach to treatment that remains misunderstood. Many traditional or step-based programs believe that using medications as part of addiction treatment is like trading one addiction for another. While it is true that these medications can have the potential for abuse, when used properly, they are highly […]

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Signs of Opioid Overdose

Opioid addiction is a chronic disease that can cause significant medical, mental, social, and economic impairments. Opioids are a class of drugs that affect the central nervous system by blocking pain and creating feelings of intense pleasure. The most immediate danger from opioid use is the very high risk for overdose. Many mistakenly believe that […]

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