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MAT For Alcohol Use Disorder Reduces Liver Disease Harm

Medication-Assisted Treatment, also known as MAT, is considered the gold standard for opioid use disorder treatment. Less known is that effective and safe medication is available for Alcohol Use Disorder. The research followed three medications for AUD: acamprosate, disulfiram, and naltrexone. All patients observed in the study were using these drugs, which showed it lowered

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Army Sued For How They Discharge People With Substance Use Disorder

A lawsuit against the US Army alleges the military refuses to give people with substance use disorders honorable discharges. The result is the loss of federal benefits that would help them get treatment for physical and mental health issues. The lawsuit, filed last Thursday, seeks to help people with substance use disorder recover vital benefits

2022-04-30T01:00:53+00:00Tags: , , , , , , , |
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Using Therapeutic Digital Gaming and VR For Addiction

Many people learned new technologies on computers and cell phones during the pandemic. However, Zoom and other video sessions became indispensable for people in recovery, people with mental health disorders, and treatment professionals. Now, researchers want to take things a step further. They are currently working on creating therapeutic digital games and virtual reality simulations

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3 of 4 Addicted People Recover

Research analyzed by David Eddie, Phd. and Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, shows that three out of four addicted persons recover. While there is still an epidemic of opioid addiction in the US, people are highly likely to seek treatment or recovery. Some are even able to

2022-01-21T22:58:14+00:00Tags: , , , |
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More Californians Are Smoking Fentanyl

Research from the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence helps medical, and addiction professionals focus on substance use trends and overdose patterns. For many years, the patterns revolving in these research areas stayed relatively the same, with some years with higher numbers across the board but no fundamental changes in which drugs were being used. That

2021-09-28T19:07:10+00:00Tags: , , , , |
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Alcohol Addiction and MAT

There is approved and studied medication available for alcohol use disorder. However, these medications are rarely used, especially in the United States. Why is Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) so underused in the US?   What the Research Shows on MAT and Alcohol Research shows that few people can access Medication-Assisted Treatment in Federal guidelines recommend using

2021-06-26T01:13:29+00:00Tags: , , , , , |
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