Medication-Assisted Treatment for Meth Addiction Being Tested

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For the past few years, an addiction epidemic has raced across the U.S. While opioids have been taking lives through overdoses, another dangerous addiction has silently raged; methamphetamine. Until recently, there were no medications to help people cope with the withdrawal and intense desire to use that causes meth addiction to be so nefarious. New Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) research shows that a powerful combination of medications — injectable naltrexone and oral bupropion — can help people stay sober. This study would be the first time MAT has been successfully helped people with meth addiction.

What Was The Study About?

The clinical trial tested two drugs that have already been approved for opioid addiction but are already used off-label to treat alcoholism in some places. The study combined injectable naltrexone and oral bupropion and measured their safety and efficacy when treating meth addiction.  The test used subjects who were considered to

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Miles Against Meth Abuse

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One man takes literal steps to fight his addiction to methamphetamines.

There are many treatment  rograms to help individual with substance abuse, but one man decided to walk 6,500 miles across the nation to fight his drug addiction.

Richard Remus started his self motivated “Miles Against Meth Abuse” to wean off of a seven and a half year meth addiction.

Remus started using meth in result of long hours of work and multiple days with out rest. He started smoking meth before and after shifts at work. Remus had a family and house, but meth became an addiction and Remus was able to put all his belongings into his car.…

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