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3 Risks of Medication Assisted Treatment

Medication assisted treatment, or MAT, is the practice of using FDA-approved medication as part of a comprehensive treatment plan. MAT has been shown to be most effective for treating alcohol and opioid use disorders. Typical medications include Antabuse, naltrexone, and Campral for alcohol addiction, and methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone, often in the monthly, injectable form,…

Why Should You Consider Medical Detox?

Different parts of recovery are difficult in different ways. Detox is difficult because it can be extremely unpleasant and sometimes dangerous. However, it’s also necessary to go through withdrawal to begin treatment and recovery. If you are serious about getting sober and staying sober, here are some reasons you should consider medical detox. You’re more…

What to Expect After a Drug Detox

The real fight against drug addiction begins the moment you decide you want to stop using. Whether you’ve just started on your path to recovery or are helping a loved one, there are a few things you should know about the challenges of the detox period. The first 30 days of a drug detox are…

Drug Detox in Utah

One of the biggest fears for addicts is the process of detoxing from their substance. After someone becomes an addict this is one of the reasons they continue to use, to avoid withdrawal symptoms. For most drugs, these are simply uncomfortable but for others substances, such as alcohol and benzodiazepines, the withdrawal process can be…