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The Benefits of Suboxone Treatment

The US continues to record high cases of opioid-related deaths and drug overdose deaths. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) assessments reveal that in 2018, an estimated 70% of 67,400 Americans died from a drug overdose after overindulging on opioids. Fortunately, full recovery from opioids addiction is possible when you consider the benefits…

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MAT for Addiction Treatment

What is MAT for addiction treatment? Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is a technique used by therapists to help people overcome opioid, heroin, or prescription painkiller addiction. It pays to understand more about the MAT program, its effectiveness, and how a doctor can tailor it to fit your addiction’s unique needs. Here at NC Wellness Center –…

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Methadone Treatment

The use of methadone treatment in the management of severe opioids withdrawal symptoms has been around since the 1960s. Other than treating addiction to opioids, methadone can also ease withdrawal from prescription painkillers and heroin. Methadone is an opiate; hence it can be addictive. However, its addiction is not as dangerous when compared to illicit…

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The Stigma Surrounding Medication-Assisted Treatment for Heroin Addiction

For approximately 50 years, medication-assisted treatment for heroin addiction has been part of recovery practices. Despite its decades of use and success, there is still a stigma surrounding this treatment during recovery. Not only do some believe that individuals are no fully-recovered, but they believe that could lead to the need for a separate medication-assisted…

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What Is Medication-Assisted Treatment?

There are numerous ways to address substance use disorder or addiction. However, you may have heard about medication-assisted treatment as an option. But what is medication-assisted treatment? Further, how does it work? Here at NC Wellness Center – Reidsville, our medication-assisted treatment combines medications designed to ease the discomfort of withdrawal with behavioral and other…

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Benefits of Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction

We learn from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that, during 2018, an average of 41 people died due to overdosing on prescription opioids. Data collected by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) indicate that, between 2011 and 2014, over 200,000 abused or were dependent on opioids within the past…