What is Methadone?

What is Methadone?

Methadone is a Medicated-assisted Treatment (MAT) that has been used for decades to treat opiate abuse disorders. It has proven highly effective and can be a life-long treatment. Part of the appeal of MAT programs like methadone is that an individual with an opiate addiction can immediately begin receiving treatment without undergoing withdrawal and detox….

What is Vivitrol?

What is Vivitrol?

Substance abuse and addiction affect millions across the United States. Fortunately, there are a number of therapies and treatments available to address these issues and disorders, including medication-assisted treatment. For many, adding a medication into their recovery can help combat the desire to return to an abused substance. One of the most useful and most…

How Dangerous is Combining Percocet and Xanax?

How Dangerous is Combining Percocet and Xanax?

Combining multiple substances always increases risk. Combining uppers with other uppers has risks that vary from combining downers with downers. There are other risks and side effects associated with mixing uppers with downers. In the case of combining drugs like Percocet (oxycodone) and Xanax (alprazolam), a person is abusing a prescription opiate (Percocet) and a…

What is Suboxone?

What is Suboxone?

At Oasis Recovery in North Carolina, we use medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to help those with opiate addictions begin the road to recovery. Medications like Suboxone (buprenorphine) and methadone are designed to help clients immediately begin treatment without having to undergo an intense period of detox and withdrawal. What is Suboxone and How to Use It…

What is Cirrhosis?

What is Cirrhosis?

A person with an alcohol use disorder (AUD) is at risk for many negative consequences to their physical health including cirrhosis of the liver. Cirrhosis is one of three types of Alcoholic Liver Disease. The other two are fatty liver and alcoholic hepatitis. Cirrhosis occurs when normal liver function degrades due to excessive consumption of…