Opiate Addiction

Why We Focus On The “Whole Patient”

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a “whole-patient” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. It is essential to focus on the whole patient if we want a patient to be successful with MAT. First, it’s important to understand what addiction is. Addiction is a condition characterized by…

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Start Treatment In The New Year

If you or a loved one are struggling with opioid addiction, consider starting treatment in the new year. Working with a team of doctors can help you face your addiction and get on the road to recovery. Addiction is a condition characterized by repeated, compulsive seeking and use of drugs, alcohol or similar substances despite adverse social, mental, and physical…

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How Medication-Assisted Treatment Works

Those seeking treatment for their addiction should consider Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT). Medication-Assisted Treatment is a method of treatment that provides the patient with the use of supervised medications in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies to help with addiction treatment.  Medication-Assisted Treatment focuses on the whole patient. That means the doctor will work with a patient’s primary care doctor, counselor,…

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Why Support Matters To Addiction Recovery

Addiction can often make people feel isolated or ashamed, so when someone is going through treatment it may be hard for them to ask for help. With Medication-Assisted Treatment, the whole patient is supported, which is why the doctor will involve loved ones, primary care doctors, and counselors. Support from loved ones is essential to the recovery process. Recovery isn’t…

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New Central Spokane Location

We’re happy to announce our second Spokane area location conveniently located inside the Central Spokane SDA Church at 828 W Spofford Ave, Spokane, WA 99205. We’re excited to help the Central Spokane community and provide access to reliable, personalized addiction treatment from our new location in the heart of Spokane.

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Why You Should Start Medication-Assisted Treatment In The New Year

2022 is right around the corner, so why not take the first step on your journey to recovery? Medication-assisted treatment can help someone suffering from addiction to get on the path to recovery. If you’ve been wondering whether medication-assisted treatment might be for you, it’s time to get your questions answered. What is medication-assisted treatment? Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the…

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How is Suboxone used in Medication-Assisted Treatment?

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a “whole-patient” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. Suboxone is a medication used to treat opiate addiction by relieving the withdrawal symptoms and pschological cravings that cause chemical imbalances in the body. Suboxone, also known as Buprenorphrine suppresses and reduces cravings…

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The Importance Of Professional Help

Addiction causes physical and psychological dependencies, and can be extremely hard to quit without professional medical support.  When addictive substances are taken repeatedly, the body develops a tolerance and needs greater amounts to get the same effect. As dosages are increased, the body begins to depend on these drugs to replace natural chemicals the body would normally produce.  It is…

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