Day: June 23, 2022

Opioid Addiction

Alternative Treatments for Opioid Dependency

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is usually provided by a clinician with specialized training in treating addiction in an outpatient setting. Medication is usually prescribed for a week or a month at a time, and addiction counseling should be included as a standard part of treatment.

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Opioid Addiction

Pregnancy and Opioid Addiction

Opioid use during pregnancy can be challenging and affects women from all walks of life, ethnic groups, and socioeconomic classes. Women that misuse prescription opioids and/or heroin during pregnancy often have other co-existing mental health problems, and a history of depression, anxiety or trauma.