24/7 Helpline 888-242-7730 As Colorado’s Meth Crisis Continues To Grow, Doctors Try Medication To Treat Addiction – Colorado Public Radio

As Colorado’s Meth Crisis Continues To Grow, Doctors Try Medication To Treat Addiction  Colorado Public Radio

Medication-assisted treatment is standard care for people addicted to opioids, but practitioners are only just starting to use it for methamphetamine.

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Naltrexone Alcohol Medication – Does It Help Stop Drinking?

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Back when I was a problem drinker I had a conversation with a buddy, whom I would consider being a seasoned drinker, about his recent trials and success with the Naltrexone Alcohol Medicine.

Naltrexone Alcohol Medication is shown to get rid of the desire to overindulge while permitting the alcoholic to easily drink in small volumes. My friend recommended a documentary on the topic called One Little Pill.

The TV program details a specific method of using the medication referred to as “The Sinclair Method,” developed by the late Dr. David Sinclair.

The assertion of the film, which is produced and told by actress and Naltrexone promoter Claudia Christian, is that the traditional methods most notably the abstinence component are outdated. The modern-day claim is that research has since produced a better way.

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Medication Assisted Treatment for Alcohol and Opiate Use Disorder

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SBIRT Colorado provides educational webinar on medication assisted treatment for patients with alcohol and opiate use disorder.

Helpful resources:
-SBIRT Colorado : http://improvinghealthcolorado.org
-SAMHSA : http://www.samhsa.gov
-Medication for the Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder : A Brief Guide http://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content/SMA15-4907/SMA15-4907.pdf
-Medication-Assisted Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Pocket Guide http://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content//SMA16-4892PG/SMA16-4892PG.pdf
-Medication for the Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder: Pocket Guide http://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content//SMA15-4907POCKETGUID/SMA15-4907POCKETGUID.pdf
-Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction: Facts for Friends and Families http://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content/SMA09-4443/SMA09-4443.pdf
-Apply for Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) Certification http://www.samhsa.gov/medication-assisted-treatment/opioid-treatment-programs/apply
-Information on Buprenorphine Waiver Management http://www.samhsa.gov/medication-assisted-treatment/buprenorphine-waiver-management

Medication Assisted Treatment Opiates and Alcohol

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Medication Assisted Treatment Opiates and Alcohol

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Review some myths about Medication Assisted Treatment  Identify medications used to treat opiate dependence  Identify medications used to treat alcohol dependence  Discuss the mechanisms of action  Evaluate pros and cons of each
3.  Medications are a crutch ◦ We do what is more rewarding than the alternative  Medications can make sobriety “feel better” by addressing underlying neurochemical imbalances  Medications can remove the rewards from use by  Making it unpleasant (Antabuse)  Removing the “high” (Buprenorphine, Naltrexone)  Both (Suboxone)  Remember recovery is more than just NOT using.  Medications can help ease the transition until the brain has rebalanced and the new lifestyle is in full swing
4.  Using medication goes against 12-Step Philosophy ◦ Alcoholics Anonymous does not encourage AA participants to not use prescribed medications or to discontinue taking prescribed medications  The Big Book states, “God has abundantly supplied this world with fine doctors, psychologists, and practitioners of various kinds. Do not hesitate to take your health problems to such person …Try to remember that though God has wrought miracles among us, we should never belittle a good doctor or psychiatrist. Their services are often indispensable in treating a newcomer and in following his case afterward.”
5.  Medications Can… ◦ Increase energy and motivation (dopamine and norepinephrine) while the person’s brain and body are recovering ◦ Remove some of the reinforcing effects of the drugs ◦ Prevent relapse by making relapse very unpleasant ◦ Reduce the intensity of co-occurring disorders ◦ Reduce conflict/improve social support ◦ Reduce absenteeism from work

Medication Treatment vs Abstinence for Alcoholism

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Medication Treatment vs Abstinence for Alcoholism

Dr. Mendelson discusses alternative, medication-based treatments for alcohol addition which don’t require abstinence, and how they can be more effective in treating alcoholism.
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In this video, Dr. Mendelson speaks on the basics of medication assisted treatment (MAT), or medication treatment for alcohol addiction. Medication treatment is an alternative to 12 steps and other abstinence-based programs, and is shown to have greater effectiveness than abstinence alone. The Sinclair Method (TSM), which allows people with Alcohol Use Disorder to gradually reduce their cravings for alcohol and therefore the amount they drink, is one popular example.

Ria Health delivers evidence-based care that includes medications, one on one support, a digital app, and progress tools. We support people who want to either reduce or stop drinking with the care of an expert medical team and community support.

We use safe and FDA approved medications such as naltrexone, which is the cornerstone of the Sinclair Method. We also support not for profit advocates that promote awareness of options for people who want to change their relationship with alcohol. We are proud sponsors of Claudia Christian’s CThree Foundation and Moderation Management.

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Ben Affleck admit he's undergone treatment for alcoholism

We take a closer look at treatment options and how the movie star fought a battle against the bottle.
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24/7 Helpline 888-242-7730 DPH to distribute overdose reversing medication naloxone March 2, 2019 at AtTack Addiction 5K – news.delaware.gov

DPH to distribute overdose reversing medication naloxone March 2, 2019 at AtTack Addiction 5K  news.delaware.gov

NEW CASTLE (Feb. 13, 2019) – In an effort to reduce the number of individuals overdosing, and dying from drug overdoses in Delaware, the Division of Public …

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24/7 Helpline 888-242-7730 Study: Most U.S. outpatient treatment centers don’t offer medication for opioid addiction – The Hub at Johns Hopkins

Study: Most U.S. outpatient treatment centers don’t offer medication for opioid addiction  The Hub at Johns Hopkins

Nearly two-thirds of outpatient centers that treat substance abuse don’t offer any form of FDA-approved medication for opioid addiction, study finds.

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Medication Management at Drug & Alcohol Rehab

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Hawaii Island Recovery offers an innovative approach to healing that’s done through community-based treatment. Clients wonder how to handle their medications while participating in one of our rehab programs. Hawaii Island Recovery will prescribe medications during the initial assessment or the client can provide a list and/or their own medications, which will be approved by our psychiatrist. Listen as Dr. John Hibscher, Psychologist and Director of Clinical Services, briefly explains the simple procedures for dealing with medications during rehab at Hawaii Island Recovery. Free airfare with every 60 or 90 day paid program.