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Physical Effects of Opiate Addiction

By Colorado Medication Assisted Recovery Colorado Medication Assisted Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: March 22, 2022 Updated: March 17, 2022 Opiates are naturally derived opioids that come from the poppy plant. Natural opiates include pain medication such as morphine and codeine, as well as illicit drugs like heroin. They are very effective in treating…

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Options for Pain Management Other Than Opioids

By Colorado Medication Assisted Recovery Colorado Medication Assisted Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Author Michael Damioli, LCSW, CSAT Michael Damioli, LCSW, CSAT read more Published: February 28, 2022 Updated: February 3, 2022 The advances in medical science over the years have benefited men and women struggling with addiction by reducing painful withdrawal symptoms and cravings.…

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Vivitrol Clinic Available near Thornton, Colorado

By Colorado Medication Assisted Recovery Colorado Medication Assisted Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: December 13, 2021 Updated: December 1, 2021 Drugs and alcohol can cause severe withdrawal symptoms and cravings that can be overpowering. You might feel that you need to continue to use these substances despite knowing the harm you are causing to…

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How Naltrexone Is Used to Treat Opiate Addiction

By Colorado Medication Assisted Recovery Colorado Medication Assisted Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: April 10, 2021 Updated: April 26, 2021 The way that opioids interact with the brain makes opiate addiction difficult to overcome. It used to be that the main approach to helping people with opioid addiction was to have them go through…

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Where to Find an Opioid Recovery Center in Boulder

By Colorado Medication Assisted Recovery Colorado Medication Assisted Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: September 5, 2020 Updated: March 16, 2021 Tens of millions of people in the US abuse opioids every year, with a few million developing tolerance and dependence on the drugs. Few of those who develop an addiction go to rehab, but…

Why Supporting Families Leads to Better Outcomes for Opiate-Addiction Recovery

By Colorado Medication Assisted Recovery Colorado Medication Assisted Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: July 26, 2020 Updated: March 3, 2021 Families aren’t just groups of people who live together, they are ecosystems. Our personal development is completely effected by, and often hinges on, the support, love, laughter, neglect, loss & abuse we experience at…

Stigma in Outpatient Rehab: Why Opioid-Dependent People Need Their Own Program

By Colorado Medication Assisted Recovery Colorado Medication Assisted Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: July 10, 2020 Updated: March 3, 2021 Opiate addiction is a unique disorder, that requires specialized care. Among other things, this means that opioid-dependent individuals need an outpatient treatment program just for them, tailored to their needs alone. This may sound…

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Opioids vs. Opiates

By Colorado Medication Assisted Recovery Colorado Medication Assisted Recovery Meet The Editorial Team Published: May 28, 2020 Updated: March 4, 2021 What are the differences between opioids vs opiates? Essentially opioids are a form of opiates with few variations between each substance.  However, there are some differences in opioids vs opiates. Knowing the difference may…