Opioid Addiction: Is Addiction Hereditary?

Is Addiction Hereditary?

In short, yes.

One of the most common questions people ask about addiction is whether it’s genetic, is there an addiction gene? In other words, can someone inherit addictive behavior from their parents or grandparents? Studies say the answer is yes.

While genes can’t definitively predict whether

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Medication and Counseling Treatment for Opioid Addiction

 

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is the use of medications with counseling and behavioral therapies to treat substance use disorders and prevent opioid overdose.

 

View Resource: https://www.samhsa.gov/medication-assisted-treatment/treatment#medications-used-in-mat

 

Finding Quality Treatment for Substance Use Disorders

 

THREE STEPS TO ACCESSING CARE
1. If you have insurance:
2. Review the websites of the providers
3. Call for an appointment.

 

View Resource: https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/12696_samhsa_findingqualitytreatmentforsud_final_508.pdf

 

Get The Facts on Opioid Misuse

 

Get the facts on the misuse, abuse and addiction of prescription opioids such as hydrocodone (Percocet), oxycodone, morphine, and codeine, and the illegal opioid, heroin.

 

View Resource: https://www.samhsa.gov/atod/opioids

 

The science is indisputable: addiction is a chronic disease that changes the brain.

 

Evidence and research show that addiction is a chronic disease that changes the brain. But the disease of addiction is also preventable and treatable.

From opioids to alcohol, prescription medications to illicit drugs, get information about different types of substances and signs that someone is misusing them.

 

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