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Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction What You Should Know

Medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction involves administering medication, in combination with behavioral therapy, to help individuals overcome an opioid addiction for the long-term. Opioid addiction affects over 2.5 million Americans.1 A large body of research shows that medication-assisted treatment is very effective for helping people get off—and stay off—heroin or prescription pain relievers. According to …

Is Medication-Assisted Treatment for Alcohol Addiction an Option

Medication-assisted treatment is the use of medications, in combination with therapy, to help an individual end a substance use disorder. Medication-assisted treatment for alcohol addiction is effective and available. Medication alone has been shown to be ineffective in addressing addiction.1 But when used in combination with therapy, it can help successfully treat substance use disorders, …

3 Ways a Sober Living Brotherhood Helps You Recover

Recovery from an addiction can be isolating, especially for men. Choosing to reside in a sober living brotherhood gives you the opportunity to develop healthy relationships with other men, and the brotherhood that develops can have a far-reaching impact on your long-term recovery. Here’s how your relationships with other sober men can strengthen your recovery. …

8 Reasons Why Sober Men Are More Attractive to Women

Sobriety can do wonders for your love life. Sober men make better dates, and they make better partners. That’s why many women prefer dating someone who doesn’t drink or use drugs. Here are just eight of the many ways in which sober men are more attractive to women. 1. They’re easier on the eyes. Heavy …

Why Is Suboxone Maintenance Not Offered at Some Sober Living Facilities?

Suboxone maintenance is one of the options that may be offered to people recovering from an alcohol or opiate substance use disorder. Suboxone is a medication that is both a partial opioid agonist-antagonist and an opioid antagonist. It works by interfering with the way the brain processes opioids, essentially canceling out the pleasurable effect of …