At Limestone Health, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive, actionable information about opioid addiction and recovery. Explore the resources below to learn more.

Suboxone vs Methadone: What’s the Difference?

If you or your loved one are considering MAT for opioid dependence, you may have heard about the drugs Suboxone and methadone. Here’s what you should know about the differences between Suboxone vs methadone in MAT.

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Opioid Addiction Symptoms

The signs and symptoms of substance abuse can be physical, behavioral, and psychological.

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What Are My Opioid Addiction Treatment Options?

More than 2 million Americans misuse opioids and an average of 90 Americans die of opioid overdose every day. There are various treatments for opioid addiction, including medication-assisted treatment (MAT).

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I Think I (Or A Loved One) May Need Help—What Can I Do?

Remember, recovery is possible! Here are some resources to help you or your loved one:

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: SAMHSA offers a 24-hour Helpline that provides free and confidential treatment referral and information about mental and/or substance use disorders, prevention and recovery. Their website includes a Buprenorphine physician and treatment program locator where patients can find authorized programs across the country that treat addiction and dependence on opioids, such as heroin or prescription pain relievers. Call 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or visit their website here.

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment:  CSAT operates the 24-hour National Treatment Referral Hotline (1-800-662-HELP), which offers information and referral services to people seeking treatment programs and other assistance.

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence: NCADD provides information and support for addicts and their families about understanding addiction, how to seek help for yourself or a family member and where to find treatment programs and support groups. NCADD has 90 affiliates across the country offering alcoholism and addiction recovery support services, which can be found on their website here or by calling their 24-hour Hope Line at 1-800-622-2255.

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids Helpline: Trained bilingual parent support specialists are available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. ET, to take calls from concerned loved ones. Call 1-855-DRUGFREE (1-855-378-4373) or visit their website here.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse: The NIDA’s heroin page on their website offers general information about the drug and published research articles about heroin abuse and treatment. Visit their website here.

Narcotics Anonymous: NA’s website offers information about support for addicts who wish to maintain a drug-free lifestyle and how to find local meetings. Visit their website here.

American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry: AAAP offers resources for patients and their families on their website. Visit their website here.