Dangers of Heroin Abuse

Heroin is one of the most notorious illegal drugs in the world. Approximately 9.2 million people worldwide suffer from abusing this drug. The dangers of heroin abuse extend far beyond merely its mental and physical effects – heroin often destroys communities. It leads to an increase in violence, poverty, fetal effects, HIV/AIDS, and disruptions to…

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What is Medication-Assisted Treatment?

What is the medication-assisted treatment? The answer is fairly simple. This term refers to the use of medication to treat drug or alcohol addiction. When combined with a treatment program that includes detox, rehab, and aftercare, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is effective in sustaining long-term recovery from substance abuse.  An addiction treatment center in Colorado offers a wide…

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DOES OUTPATIENT REHAB WORK?

Drug and alcohol treatment programs generally fall into one of two categories — inpatient Rehab or outpatient rehab.  Both programs focus on overall rehabilitation from addiction to drugs and/or alcohol and each of them has unique benefits with the same overall goal in mind, to help someone address their addiction issues.  Inpatient or residential rehab…

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