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May 2021
what is naltrexone
What is Naltrexone used for? Naltrexone is a prescription medication that can be taken orally or by injection. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved naltrexone for the treatment of drug addiction in 1984. The drug addictions this medication addresses include heroin, oxycodone, and morphine. In 1994, naltrexone received approval to be used in...
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alternatives to opioids
Millions of people experience pain every year, leaving them in need of relief. Sometimes the pain is situational, such as related to an injury or accident. Other times a person develops chronic pain that may be long-term or even last the rest of their lives. In both cases, patients rely on their doctors to help...
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symptoms of alcohol withdrawal
One of the bravest decisions a person can make involves choosing to address their addiction to alcohol. Many people who struggle with a substance use disorder such as alcoholism have attempted to stop drinking more than once. They sometimes find that the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal they experience when trying to go it alone prove...
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detox from opioids
A common question asked of doctors and addiction treatment programs is this: How long does it take to detox from opioids? The United States began to deal with an opioid epidemic at the turn of the century. Since then, the medical community recognized the severity of becoming addicted to opioids. reports that only one...
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