While medication alone is not a cure for addiction, it often can help. Research shows that a combination of medication and therapy is usually more effective than either one alone. With regard to treating opioid addiction, the most effective medications include buprenorphine (Suboxone or … [Read more...] about Can medication cure addiction?
Medication is not for everyone and not a cure for addiction, but can be very helpful. A variety of medications are available to help ease withdrawal symptoms, reduce the likelihood of relapse, and ameliorate certain psychiatric conditions (e.g., depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder) that are often … [Read more...] about Medications for Treating Addiction
There is currently no effective pharmacotherapy for treating stimulant drug abuse and dependence. Since intense drug craving is a standard feature of stimulant dependence, a great deal of research effort has been channeled into identifying medications that may help to reduce craving and other … [Read more...] about Pharmacotherapy for Stimulant Addiction Treatment