Overcoming Opioid Dependence

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5 Important Facts About Opioid Dependence Treatment

Over the past decade, there has been a surge of Americans treated for prescription painkiller abuse, and long-term opioid therapy for conditions such as chronic pain has led to addiction in many cases. The good news is that opioid dependency is treatable. Take a look at your options ›

Medications to Help You Kick Your Opioid Habit

Opioids are notorious for producing withdrawal symptoms that include restlessness, muscle and bone pain, insomnia and diarrhea. Medications can help prevent or ease these symptoms and reduce cravings. These medications can restore normalcy to people's lives and enhance their motivation to change

How Much Do You Know About Prescription Abuse?

It's far more common than you might think.

10 Types of Therapy for Addiction

Different psychotherapeutic techniques target different needs. Some help people sort through their feelings about their addiction to clarify their motivation for change. Others work to change the relationship between thought patterns and behaviors that can impede recovery. Here are 10 techniques that work

Getting Help

Behavior change rarely occurs quickly. Instead, people are more likely to journey through several distinct phases before attaining their goal. Learn about each of the stages of change ›

Road to Recovery

Doctors can now get special training in addiction medicine. Some experts think that addiction medicine will become a medical specialty. Get the full story ›

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