Category: Drug Addiction

Drug Addiction

The Killer Rise of Fentanyl

In cities across America, the synthetic opioid fentanyl has created a public health crisis of unprecedented magnitude. The drug, mostly unknown just a few years ago has led to record-setting overdose deaths and appears to be the new and deadly face of the opioid epidemic.

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How Addiction Affects the Brain

Brain researchers have made great strides in recent generations contributing to a much deeper understanding of what underlies the addictive processes. An understanding of the way addiction hijacks the brain can help to explain why so many who want to stop are powerless in the face of a strong desire to quit.

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Recovering From Opiate Addiction: What Is Suboxone, the Vivitrol Shot & the Naltrexone Implant?

While some discomfort when detoxing off opiates is inevitable, a significant amount can be alleviated with medication. Known as medicated-assisted treatment (MAT), this evidence-based approach to recovery involves the use of FDA-approved medications (along with counseling and behavior therapies) to treat those addicted to heroin and other opiates.

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