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Ask the Expert: What is Medication-Assisted Treatment, really?

January 19, 2018 By Dr. Kevin Terrell

The most effective approach to treating patients with opioid addiction is to prescribe a long-acting oral opioid (e.g., buprenorphine) as part of medication-assisted treatment (MAT). There are three equally important parts of MAT:  medication, counseling, and support from friends and family. Read more →

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Ask the Expert: What’s it like to work in the ED?

December 27, 2017 By Dr. Kevin Terrell

Dr. Kevin Terrell, ASAP team member, describes what it is like to help patients struggling with opioid addiction and overdose in the emergency department. Read more →

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Ask the Expert: How do I know if it’s dependence or if it’s addiction? 

December 13, 2017 By Dr. Theodora Saddoris

Dr. Teddy Saddoris, one of our subject-matter experts, explains the difference between addiction and dependence. Read more →

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Ask the Expert: How do I know if I need treatment?

November 21, 2017 By Dr. Theodora Saddoris

Dr. Teddy Saddoris, one of our subject-matter experts, explains the signs that indicate whether you or a loved one might need treatment. Read more →