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Signs of Opioid Addiction

Opioids work by reducing the number of pain signals that your body sends to your brain. This form of killing pain has caused the demand for opioids to skyrocket over the last 20 years. What has also increased is opioid addiction, turning into a national epidemic that has affected millions of people. Still, the signs…

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Benefits of Suboxone Treatment

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) using Suboxone (buprenorphine) is an effective and safe method to help those who are struggling with opioid addiction or dependency. There are numerous benefits of suboxone treatment, including helping those in recovery overcome withdrawal symptoms and cravings. Suboxone is typically taken in three different stages at NC Wellness Center – High Point.…

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Understanding the Difference Between Opiates and Opioids

Opioid addiction is a topic that frequently comes up online and in the news. It’s an epidemic that has countless people in its grasp and leads to a variety of issues within communities. If your loved one is dealing with this type of addiction, or you’re worried that they are, you may hear opiates come…

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The Benefits of Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction

Opioid addiction is difficult to overcome without help. You’re left to suffer through the withdrawal symptoms and dealing with a wide range of thoughts and emotions. Trying to quit without addressing the root cause of your addiction sets up a situation where it’s easier to relapse. Medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction allows you to quit…

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What are the Signs of Opiate Addiction

Opiate and opioid addiction is a mounting problem throughout the world, with heavy concentrations in the rural areas of the United States. This type of addiction can creep up on your loved one slowly, and frequently stems from painkiller use following major surgery or accident. They are taking the drugs for legitimate pain management reasons,…

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What Is Medication-Assisted Treatment?

There are numerous ways to address substance use disorder or addiction. However, you may have heard about medication-assisted treatment as an option. But what is medication-assisted treatment, and how does it work? Here at NC Wellness Center – High Point, our medication-assisted treatment combines medications designed to ease the discomfort of withdrawal with behavioral and…

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About Medication-Assisted Treatment for Heroin Addiction

Heroin is one of the most addictive substances and is a key player in the opioid epidemic in the United States. Trying to overcome heroin addiction is a challenging journey for many, as the addiction takes hold fast and the withdrawal symptoms are incredibly hard to get through. You can improve your chances of living…