Clinical Roundup: Selected Treatment Options for Opioid Addiction —Part 2

Alternative and Complementary Therapies,Volume 25, Issue 1, Page 56-58, February 2019.
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Authors: Chen YL, Lee TC, Chen YT, Lo LC, Hsu WY, Ouyang WC Abstract High compliance with methadone maintenance therapy (MMT) is crucial to successful opioid abstinence in addicts. However, MMT has numerous side effects, including reductions in quality of life and quality of sleep. Many studies have demonstrated that electroacupuncture relieves withdrawal symptoms in opioid addicts. The present study was a case-control study. From January 2015 to September 2016, 106 patients undergoing MMT at a medical center in central Taiwan were recruited and separated into an electroacupuncture treatment group and a control gro...
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Conclusions: In conclusion, prescribing of opioids and benzodiazepines occurs across multiple locations in a large health care system to patients with a previous overdose. Risk factors, such as previous overdose should be highlighted through clinical decision support tools in the medical record to help prescribers identify patients at higher risk and to mobilize resources for this patient population. Prescribers need further education on factors that place their patients at risk for opioid use disorder and on alternative therapies to opioids and benzodiazepines.
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Deciding what type of treatment center to go to, now that you’ve made the decision to get sober, can be pretty difficult. Finding the right treatment center and the right treatment program will make all the difference in your long-term recovery and sobriety, so how do you know when you have found the right one? Sometimes, it can come down to the simplest details, which is why knowing how to determine luxury treatment vs normal treatment is extremely important. The Luxury Treatment Difference If you are used to a certain lifestyle, you don’t have to give it all up just to enter treatment for addiction. In fact,...
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This study aimed to compare the effects of auricular seed acupressure and foot reflexology on neonatal abstinence syndrome among the neonates of addicted women. METHODS: Thirty one neonates of addicted women were purposively recruited and randomly allocated through coin flipping to receive either foot reflexology then seed acupressure or seed acupressure then foot reflexology. Interventions were performed in two successive days with a 12-h washout interval. Foot reflexology was applied for 15 min to the first horizontal zone of the sole while seed acupressure was applied for 24 h through attaching acupuncture-spec...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Clin Pract Source Type: research
How Do I Pick the Right Facility for My Addiction? Finally making the decision to get help for your addiction is a huge, difficult step. Admitting you have a problem and expressing the desire to want to fix it is life-saving. Almost as difficult as making the decision to go to a facility is trying to pick the right facility. There are so many factors to consider, and finding the right facility can make all the difference in your long-term sobriety and recovery. As you do your research, we’ve compiled the most important points for you to keep in mind. Staff and Accreditations at the Facility When you are picking a fac...
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Addiction is a chronic condition that leads to overdose and death. Addiction ruins lives, families and devastates communities. If you are suffering from addiction, it can be normal to ask yourself hard questions such as, “will I suffer from addiction forever? Is there a cure for addiction?” While there is no magic wand that can cure addiction, it is a treatable condition. When addiction is treated, people can go on to live normal, happy, healthy lives. While addiction may cause a lot of destruction and fractured relationships in its path, people can repair and move on from them as well. The Cure for Addiction:...
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According to the National Institutes of Health, chronic pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. Chronic pain is often treated with opioid pain medications. But opioids have side effects, including the risk of addiction. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Brent Bauer explores complementary therapies as alternatives to medications. To listen, click the link below. [...]
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What is the difference between SMART Recovery vs 12 Step? If you or a loved one is suffering from addiction and have made the decision to get help, choosing the right program can be difficult. There are so many options available as far as treatment centers, residential rehab, outpatient rehab, whether to go out of town, stay at home and more. There’s also the decision of whether SMART Recovery or 12 Step might be right for you. Finding a program that clicks for you will make all the difference, so read on to find out more about SMART Recovery vs 12 Step. Understanding SMART Recovery According to SMARTRecovery.org, SM...
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You're reading 9 Facts That Exercise Helps Reduce Depression and Anxiety, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. It's a disheartening fact that an estimated twenty per cent of Australians will suffer from depression and anxiety at some stage of their lives. With a population of approximately twenty-five million that's around five million people. Although there's often a belief that the two conditions are the same there are distinct differences between them but exercise can be a remedy for both. 1. Sense of Purpos...
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Conclusions: Most studies were of poor quality and results should be interpreted with caution. Overall moderate effects were found which decreased substantially when interventions were compared to active control. It is unclear whether meditation, yoga or mindfulness affect academic achievement or affect have any negative side effects. Introduction Rationale Every 12 months, between 7 and 16% of students in tertiary education experience a mood or anxiety disorder and a further 30% of students report experiencing moderate to severe levels of stress (1–4). It is important to tackle poor mental health early as ...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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