Drug Rehab

Subutex: This Opioid Replacement Therapy is Highly Effective As a Treatment For Opioid Addiction

May 17th, 2019|

Subutex: This Opioid Replacement Therapy is Highly Effective As a Treatment For Opioid Addiction By now, most Americans know that opioid addiction is ravaging the country. Millions of Americans are addicted to opiates like heroin, Morphine, and Codeine, and synthetic opioids like Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, and Fentanyl. Opioid Addiction Has Taken America By Storm And The Individual Addict Still Suffers The problem is so devastating, President Donald Trump recently declared the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency. Since then, the federal government has promised to allocated millions of dollars to solving the problem. In

Sinner or Saint: Long-Term Effects of Suboxone Use

May 11th, 2019|

The question surrounding suboxone is a simple one: Is it a good idea to treat opioid addiction with another opioid? Sinner or Saint: Long-Term Effects of Suboxone Use Opioid abuse is well-known as a scourge across the country by those addicted to them, as well as police, doctors, rehab facilities, and even the federal government. It’s a public health emergency that kills tens of thousands of people each year, and appears to only be getting worse. Of course, because opioid abuse has become such a major problem, there is, obviously, a number of counter-strategies

Introducing Northpoint Washington: Our Inpatient Addiction Treatment Facility in Edmonds, Washington

April 8th, 2019|

Ashwood Recovery is proud to announce the grand opening of Northpoint Washington on April 26, 2019. This is our new inpatient addiction treatment facility that’s opening in Edmonds, Washington. This new location will provide us with an opportunity to offer more intense addiction treatment care to Washington state residents. Drug and alcohol addiction rates are on the rise in America. Washington is one of the states that are heavily impacted. More addiction treatment centers and resources are needed to combat this issue and put a stop to this crisis. Northpoint is happy to do

Why Don’t ERs Offer Addiction Treatment?

January 23rd, 2019|

“Research shows that people who have had an overdose are more likely to have another. Emergency department education and post-overdose protocols, including providing naloxone and linking people to treatment, are critical needs.” ~ Dr. Alana Vivolo-Kantor, Ph.D., Behavioral Scientist, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control In 2017, over 72,000 Americans died because of fatal drug overdoses. And for every death, there are estimated to be at least 30 overdoses where the victims survived.  Importantly, when you factor in other health problems such as infections, disease, injuries, and self-harm resulting from substance abuse, it

Why We Support Vivitrol Shots to Aid in Recovery

April 15th, 2018|

For drug addicts and alcoholics, Vivitrol shots can be a helpful aid in the recovery process. Many doctors and specialists believe that is among the safest medications offered in addiction treatment. Here at Ashwood Recovery, we’ve seen a number of success stories in prescribing the drug and support its use as a recovery tool. It is important to note that Vivitrol, like other addiction medications, are only helpful when used in combination with other forms of treatment. Recovery, after all, is a holistic process. Vivitrol injections can help the patient overcome certain physical barriers,

Fear Not: You Can Get Addiction Treatment AND Keep Your Job

March 12th, 2018|

Many People Don’t Get Substance Abuse Treatment Because They Want To Keep Their Job If you have a substance abuse problem, it’s completely normal for you to want to keep this information from your employer. Most people who are addicted to drugs or alcohol believe that having a problem with addiction will result in immediate termination. No one wants to be fired from a job. Not only can this be embarrassing, it can negatively impact someone’s career and have long-term consequences. However; you should not be ashamed if you have a problem with drugs

Nine Reasons Why Outpatient Rehab May Be a Great Fit to Reach Recovery

March 8th, 2018|

An Intensive Outpatient Program Could Be The Answer To Treating Your Addiction Do you have a problem with drugs or alcohol? If so, you have probably tried to quit on your own time and time again, only to find that you can’t do it alone. You’re sick and tired of being sick and tired and you have finally admitted to yourself that you need some help. The problem is, you have a job and family obligations that won’t afford you the luxury of checking into a 30-day inpatient treatment facility. An Intensive Outpatient Program

Vivitrol — Your Best Chance to Recover from Opioid Addiction?

November 21st, 2017|

During the ongoing opioid epidemic, Vivitrol may just be the addiction recovery drug that America needs. According to a new study published just this month in The Lancet, Vivitrol and Suboxone are equally effective at treating opioid dependence. This was the first American research to directly compare these two very different medications. Vivitrol — Your Best Chance to Recover from Opioid Addiction? The implication is clear –both medications should be considered viable treatment options. A smaller Norwegian study published in October reached the same conclusion. Because there is a sore need for evidence-based and

How to Best Use MAT Drugs (Medication-Assisted Treatment) in Addiction Recovery

November 10th, 2017|

Therapy known as MAT (medication-assistant treatment) receives a mixed bag of reviews. MATs are quite often used as part of the treatment plan for opioid, alcohol and substance abuse disorders. Some people have the opinion that you’re trading one addiction for another. Others believe that these medications can be helpful when used properly and in conjunction with evidence-based therapies. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), believes that using FDA- approved medications responsibly can be effective in treating addiction. Their conclusion comes from research that proves the theory of efficacy. There are certain

Are There Any Problems With Methadone Treatment?

October 10th, 2017|

Opioid addiction is on the rise. Methadone maintenance is also growing. Opioids are street drugs like heroin and painkillers like Vicodin and Percocet. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services says our country is having an opioid crisis. Methadone can be used to treat this addiction. But there are pros and cons to using it. This post can help you decide if methadone treatment is right for you. You’ll also learn about other opioid addiction treatment options. Looking at every option is ideal for recovery. This post covers pros and cons of all