DEA supporting Medication-Assisted Treatment in Opioid Recovery Efforts in Rural Communities

The DEA is providing support in improving access to MAT (medication-assisted treatment), especially in rural communities where those suffering with an opioid use disorder are affected the hardest and are very limited in their treatment options.

“Thankfully, prescription opioid overdose deaths have declined more than 13 percent, but thousands of … Read More

Self Management Techniques for Chronic Pain

 

PACING

Info from takechargeohio.org

Pacing is an effective strategy that helps to break the undergoing or overdoing activity cycle when you’re experiencing pain with movement.

Learning pacing techniques can be a very powerful tool in helping to self manage chronic pain by managing and balancing activity and rest.

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Paying for Addiction Treatment 

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Comparing insurance for opioid addiction treatment and a self-pay addiction treatment program 

Battling the opioid epidemic is a complex task, the government, physicians, and even citizens are working together to help curb the epidemic and help those in need. 

Opioid addiction treatment programs come in many forms and they all Read More

4 Tips for Relapse Prevention

Addiction Outreach Clinic Tips to prevent relapseOpiates are powerful drugs which are either derived from the naturally occurring opium found in the poppy plant or synthetically engineered.

Opiates are mostly used to relieve severe chronic pain. Unfortunately, opiates are highly addictive and often become abused. Opiates come in liquids, pills, or suckers and are taken by

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Your Pharmacy Visit Dos and Don’ts

your pharmacy visit addiction outreach clinicTips for a positive pharmacy experience

Don’t….

DON’T be rude, aggressive or threatening to pharmacy staff.

DON’T assume your prescription will be ready exactly when you want it to be.

DON’T expect the pharmacist to give you information about your prescription without accurate prescription information.

DON’T rush pharmacy staff. They Read More

10 Dos and Don’ts in Responding to an Opioid Overdose (ASAM)

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The following list ten dos and don’ts when responding to an opioid overdose was created by the American Society of Addiction Medicine.  A link to the full digital brochure can be found by clicking here.

  1. Do call for help (dial 911)
  2. Do support the person’s breathing by administering oxygen
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6 Facts about Suboxone | What Is Suboxone?

Suboxone Treatment is Proven To Help

Suboxone combined with counseling is changing the lives of patients from all walks of life.  This article explains information on suboxone describing 6 suboxone facts that prove it indeed helps lead to better results for patients struggling with addiction.

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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

 

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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

 

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