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Naltrexone Implant: Opioid Addiction

Naltrexone Implant: Opioid Addiction

In 2016, the United States Food and Drug Administration approved a new treatment for opioid addiction: buprenorphine implants, called by the brand name Probuphine. Before this, the FDA approved no implants for treating opioid addiction. Instead, medication for treating opioid addiction was only offered in injection or pill form. Similar to Probuphine, the naltrexone implant […]

10 Alcohol Poisoning Symptoms: Essential Tips That Might Save A Life

10 Alcohol Poisoning Symptoms: Essential Tips That Might Save A Life

People consume alcoholic beverages to elevate their moods, increase confidence, or just to have a good time. However, drinking a lot of alcohol within a short space of time can have very dire consequences. In medical terms, this is called alcohol poisoning. Your ability to recognize someone exhibiting alcohol poisoning symptoms can help save a […]

Alcohol Abuse – Denial and Self-Told Myths

Alcohol Abuse – Denial and Self-Told Myths

One of the largest issues with alcohol abuse is that of denial.  Until the wall of denial is dropped, the person engaging in this addictive behavior will not accept or seek help for their illness.  Often times, a person isn’t even intending to deny or lie, but their minds and bodies need the drink so […]

Alcohol Abuse – Signs, Symptoms, and Effects

Alcohol Abuse – Signs, Symptoms, and Effects

In the previous article concerning the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of alcohol abuse, we talked about how this addiction can arise in individuals, how we methodically decide that we are actually dealing with an alcohol addiction, and how we should approach treating the client.  In the current article, we are going to cover the signs, […]

Alcohol Abuse – Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Alcohol Abuse – Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Alcohol abuse goes by many names in society, including “alcohol use disorder,” “alcohol dependence,” and more.  We will rotate these various terms throughout this article so you’re used to encountering them.  Although “alcoholism” and the term “alcoholic” are both now considered impersonal and insulting, all of these labels are all clear in their communication, which […]

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