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Glossary of Addiction Terms

Specific terminology, acronyms and abbreviations are a big part of life for those seeking recovery. We’ve put together two guides to help you navigate the terminology you may hear or...

How Is Acamprosate Used in the Detox Process?

Acamprosate is the generic name of a prescription drug, often sold under the brand name Campral, which is used in the clinical treatment of alcohol dependence, detox, and relapse prevention....

Using Naltrexone During Drug Detoxification

Naltrexone is the generic name for a medication used to treat both alcohol use disorder and opioid addiction. As an anti-craving medication, naltrexone may have other applications for other substance...

Comparing the Addictiveness of Suboxone and Subutex

Since 2000, the United States has suffered an opioid addiction epidemic. Although narcotic drugs like heroin and morphine have been problematic for many people for several decades, the development of...

What Is Methadone? What Are the Phases of Withdrawal?

What Is Methadone? Methadone is a synthetic narcotic with a long half-life, which is intended to ease people off opioid dependence if they suffer from opioid addiction. Beginning in 1964,...

Choosing Methadone or Suboxone in Treating Heroin Addiction

When it comes to heroin addiction recovery, therapy can work wonders. A trained therapist can help people with addictions to understand their cravings and work through trauma and underlying mental...

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