man helping another up a mountain, a metaphor for how Suboxone can help during recovery

Buprenorphine and Naloxone (Suboxone) for MAT

Suboxone is a combination medication that contains both buprenorphine and naloxone in one tablet. What is buprenorphine, then? Buprenorphine is proven effective in treating heroin addiction. The medication works by triggering your brain’s opioid receptors, but without delivering the euphoria or the potentially dangerous side effects of opioids. In this way, buprenorphine can both reduce…

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Is Alcoholism Genetic?

Addiction is a chronic disease of the brain, affecting the reward and motivation centers, and it is also a genetic problem. Indeed, scientists have argued about the genetic and hereditary influences on addiction for decades. To truly understand the influence of genetics and heredity, we must understand the difference between the two. Alcohol use disorder,…

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What Is IOP?

An IOP or intensive outpatient program is a form of outpatient rehab proven effective for treating mild substance use disorder or alcohol use disorder. For most moderate or severe addictions, residential rehab, also known as inpatient treatment, is typically the most effective delivery method for treatment. This also applies when you need medical detox, or…