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3 Professionals Who May Suffer from Substance Abuse

Substance abuse among professionals is an important issue that has received little attention. Teachers, doctors, and dentists tend to have higher than average rates of substance abuse, prompting the need for professional treatment programs. Substance abuse can lead to debilitating addictions without intervention, putting these professionals and those under their care in danger.At Promises Brazos …

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What Does Virtual Addiction Treatment Include?

Virtual addiction treatment is a growing trend that is helping people struggling with substance use disorders to access treatment more easily. You can participate in many of the same types of programs as in-person treatment, such as virtual intensive outpatient programs and partial hospitalization programs. But what exactly is virtual addiction treatment, and what does …

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Stages of Heroin Detox

Heroin is a highly addictive substance, with many people getting addicted relatively quickly after their first use. Fortunately, there are resources available to help people with heroin addiction recover. Heroin detox, or the period you go through heroin withdrawal, is often the first step in recovery. The heroin detox process at a professional drug detox …

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What Happens After Residential Treatment?

What do you do after you complete inpatient rehab? While residential treatment is designed to help you overcome your addiction, it is only one part of a broader recovery plan. Another aspect of that plan is transitioning to outpatient treatment after leaving an inpatient treatment program. Promises Brazos Valley is dedicated to supporting your lifelong recovery. …

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Will Naltrexone Ease Withdrawal Symptoms?

Overcoming opioid addiction can be incredibly challenging since withdrawal symptoms and cravings can be severe for some people. Getting the support of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) can make all the difference in your recovery. Medications—like naltrexone, buprenorphine, and methadone—can address withdrawal symptoms and reduce cravings that often interfere with healing and lead to relapse. Find a …

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What Is Buprenorphine and Can It Help Me?

With the current opioid epidemic have come more solutions for managing opioid use disorder through medication-assisted treatment (MAT). Buprenorphine is one such medication used to treat opioid dependence and addiction. Since opioid withdrawal symptoms can increase your risk of relapse, buprenorphine is used as part of MAT to keep withdrawal symptoms and cravings at bay. …

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3 Benefits of Methadone for Easing Withdrawal

Withdrawal from opioids can be very unpleasant. It can also be dangerous, especially with heroin withdrawal, which has a high risk of overdose. For this reason, it is vital for people struggling with opioid addiction to seek professional treatment from a medication-assisted detox center. Methadone for detox from heroin and other opioids can help people …

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What to Expect in Rehab for Young Adults

Addiction treatment programs can be beneficial for many different types of people. However, customized programs can be more effective since they target your needs. A young adult treatment program can provide people in their late teens and twenties with the most appropriate therapies to help them feel understood and respected as they navigate recovery.At Promises …

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How to Support Someone in Addiction Recovery

Addiction is a challenging disease that affects every aspect of your life, including your relationships with friends and family members. When someone you love is struggling with addiction, it can be tough to know how best to offer support or if it is safe to be around them when they are under the influence. You …

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