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    Frequently Asked Methadone Treatment Questions

    Despite being one of the most popular treatment methods for opioid dependence, there are still a couple of questions surrounding the use of methadone. It is understandable considering that not everyone agrees with the implementation of methadone treatment. To give you a better understanding, let’s take a look at some methadone treatment questions. What is Methadone? This is the most basic question that anyone should ask about the treatment. Basically, it is a type of drug used not only for the treatment of opiate addiction, but also for...

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    Methadone Treatment Effectiveness

    Methadone Treatment Effectiveness

    Despite the varying points of view, it is difficult to dismiss the effectiveness of the methadone maintenance treatment in the reduction of heroin use of addicts. In fact, there have been studies that revealed that the methadone treatment program is more effective than the 180-day detoxification programs, which is founded on a series of counseling services. Just how effective is the methadone treatment program? Comparison with the Alternative Methadone maintenance treatment is a popularly used, but often controversial method of stopping...

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    How to use a Naloxone opioid overdose kit

    How to use a Naloxone opioid overdose kit

    . The kits are available prescription-free at Ont pharmacies. Could you use one in an emergency? . Since anti-overdose kits for opioids were made available in pharmacies in June 2016, Ontario’s ministry of health has distributed 12,000 Naloxone packages to more than 1,400 locations across the province. Here’s what pharmacists at the Canadian Addiction Treatment Pharmacy want you to know about using a Naloxone kit correctly. .   Call 911 Even if you have an Naloxone kit, don’t wait to call for help. Contact emergency...

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    How pharmacists are becoming the first line of defence against opioid overdoses

    How pharmacists are becoming the first line of defence against opioid overdoses

    “I have had patients I’ve trained who’ve used kits to save people’s lives in the community.” “People who are concerned a friend or loved one could overdose on opioid drugs like heroin or fentanyl can turn to their pharmacists for help. Since June 24, kits containing naloxone – a drug that reverses overdose effects – have been available to pharmacists to give out to Ontario health card holders for free over the counter.” By Kate Bueckert, Amanda Margison, CBC News. Read full article,...

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    Kristina’s story

    Kristina’s story

    Kristina’s story Discover Kristina’s story. She is a registered practical nurse that specializes in drug treatment. Every day she sees people suffering the effects of opiate addiction. She wants anyone suffering with an addiction to know that there are options, and there’s really good people out there to help. .

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    Offering Hep C treatment

    Offering Hep C treatment

    Hepatitis C Treatment FACT SHEET Contact the OATC location nearest to you (www.oatc.ca has all the contact information listed) or walk-in during regular business hours Required to have a valid health card. Inform the staff in the clinics that you are here for information about Hepatitis C Treatment. . Overview of the treatment: All clients on the OATC program or not will be tested for Hepatitis C If they are Hepatitis C positive, they MUST be tested for the type of Hepatitis C and the amount of Virus (Genotype/Viral Load): There are two...

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    Judson Brewer: A simple way to break a bad habit

    Judson Brewer: A simple way to break a bad habit

    Can we break bad habits by being more curious about them? Psychiatrist Judson Brewer studies the relationship between mindfulness and addiction — from smoking to overeating to all those other things we do even though we know they’re bad for us. Learn more about the mechanism of habit development and discover a simple but profound tactic that might help you beat your next urge to smoke, snack or check a text while...

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    Ted Talk – Johann Hari: Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong

    Ted Talk – Johann Hari: Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong

    What really causes addiction — to everything from cocaine to smart-phones? And how can we overcome it? Johann Hari has seen our current methods fail firsthand, as he has watched loved ones struggle to manage their addictions. He started to wonder why we treat addicts the way we do — and if there might be a better way. As he shares in this deeply personal talk, his questions took him around the world, and unearthed some surprising and hopeful ways of thinking about an age-old problem. . Link to Ted Talks website video...

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    Hepatitis C Treatment

    Hepatitis C Treatment

    Hepatitis C Treatment Contact the clinic location nearest to you, during regular business hours. Required to have a valid health card. Inform the staff in the clinics that you are here for information about Hepatitis C Treatment. . Overview of the treatment: All clients will be tested for Hepatitis C If they are Hepatitis C positive, they MUST be tested for the type of Hepatitis C and the amount of Virus (Genotype/Viral Load): There are two possible results – the bloodwork will come back with both GT and a Viral Load OR the Viral Load will be...

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