SAMHSA Publishes Best Practices on Medication-Assisted Treatment

26 February 2018
SAMHSA's new medication-assisted treatment guidelines.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has codified and published a set of guidelines and best practices for dealing with medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction. Desi...

Is Probuphine Treatment Right for Me?

7 July 2017
Probuphine implant.

In May of 2016, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first-ever six-month buprenorphine injectable implant in the hopes of helping patients successfully recover from long-term opioid dependency. Since ...

Medication-Assisted Treatment: Is It Right for Me or My Loved One?

14 June 2017
Vivitrol used in medication-assisted treatment.

Medication-assisted treatment or MAT is a viable form of ongoing maintenance for a variety of substance abuse-related conditions, specifically opioid and alcohol addiction. Many patients experience considerable...

US Prisons Using Vivitrol to Curb Post-Release Opioid Addiction among Inmates

14 November 2016

Addiction and incarceration have been closely linked for decades. One of the primary critics of this country’s current drug laws is that they disproportionately punish non-violent offenders, needlessly crowdi...