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You Can Transition From Methadone to Suboxone – I’m Living Proof

You Can Transition From Methadone to Suboxone – I’m Living Proof   Getting off methadone can be difficult. When done properly, however, switching from methadone to Suboxone can make for a smart transition plan. People have different reasons for making the switch from methadone to Suboxone. Some of the most common motivations include: A desire to avoid daily clinic visits and long wait times to dose Perceived stigma associated with methadone and/or methadone clinics A desire to break free of highly regulated methadone treatment programs Long distance travel required in order to attend the methadone clinic Resolving adverse cardiac effects developed while taking methadone Continued abuse of opiates while in a methadone program What to Expect in Transitioning From Methadone to Suboxone When it comes to switching from methadone to [...]

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Myth vs. Fact: The Truth About Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Myth vs. Fact: The Truth About Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)   Every day, approximately 130 people in America die from opioid overdose. And for the first time in our nation’s history, people are now more likely to die from an accidental opioid overdose than a car crash. Medication assisted treatment (MAT) – a combination of counseling and an FDA-approved medication – is considered the gold standard treatment for opioid use disorder. Medications approved for use in treatment include: Methadone: An opiate agonist that binds to receptors in the brain, effectively blocking cravings and eliminating withdrawal symptoms. Buprenorphine (Suboxone): A partial opioid agonist that produces weaker euphoric effects and less respiratory depression. It has a “ceiling effect” that lowers the risk of misuse, dependency, and side [...]

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Alarming Opioid Overdose Report

Did You Know? Opioid Overdoses Surpass Motor Vehicle Crashes as the Leading Cause of Accidental Death in the U.S.

Did You Know? Opioid Overdoses Surpass Motor Vehicle Crashes as the Leading Cause of Accidental Death in the U.S. The nation’s opioid crisis has reached new and alarming heights. The National Safety Council (NSC) has recently reported that the odds of accidental death from an opioid overdose have surpassed motor vehicle crashes as a leading cause of death. According to this grim report, the lifetime odds of dying  from an accidental opioid overdose are one in 96. NSC has noted in this report that this crisis is worsening with an influx of illicit fentanyl. The odds of dying from an opioid overdose as reported by the NSC are statistical averages. The odds that any particular individual will suffer an opioid overdose are affected by [...]

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Locations Near Me Our Hours FOR ASSISTANCE CALL (833) 356-4080 Outpatient Medication Assisted Recovery Opioid and alcohol addiction treatment. We understand that patients battling a substance use disorder are more than a name on a sign-in sheet — they are individuals doing the hardest thing they will ever do in their lives. SaVida Health is committed to pursuing the most effective forms of evidence-based, outpatient addiction treatment with care and empathy. We can help your recovery from Opioid or Alcohol Addiction or Dependence. To be successful, outpatient treatment requires not just medication, but also counseling and case management. SaVida Health understands the chronic nature of substance use disorders and that, for most, [...]

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