The Naloxone Guide

Each day, individuals save lives by administering naloxone to those that have overdosed on opioids. As of today, Naloxone is an essential tool used by first responders in cities across the country. Even some communities offer free kits containing easy-to-use naloxone spray called Narcan. Naloxone is the go-to drug for people on the front-lines of the opioid epidemic but it is also an important contributor to medication-assisted therapy.

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How Effective is Medication Assisted Treatment?

Medication Assisted Treatment or Medication Assisted Therapy is the use of medications alongside psychotherapies like CBT. MAT is an evidence-based therapy meaning it has been researched and been shown to be effective for the treatment of substance abuse treatment; but how effective is it?

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The Historical Timeline of Opioids

During the end of 2017, the white house declared a state of emergency on opioids. How did we get here? According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, opioids consist of the illegal drug heroin, synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, and pain relievers available legally by prescription, such as oxycodone (OxyContin®), hydrocodone (Vicodin®), codeine, morphine,…

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