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What is an opiate drug?

An opiate is simply a drug derived from opium. Opiates are drugs that activate the opioid receptors in the human body. There are opiate medications used to treat pain and then there are street drugs that are also opiates. Heroin is the best known illegal street opiate. These drugs are often abused by people who want to get high. Abuse of opiates leads to dependence and addiction.

How does a person get started with opiate dependence recovery?

What happens to a person who is addicted to opiates? Do they just keep trying to get high for the rest of their lives? Or, do they somehow, eventually find a way to break free from the grip of opiate addiction? Unfortunately, for many people, opiate addiction does end with overdose and death. However, many others will eventually recover and overcome their addiction. By listening to an opiate recovery podcast, the seeds of recovery can be planted.

What is MAT and how can it help with opiate dependence recovery?

MAT stands for medication-assisted treatment. It involves the use of medications such as Suboxone and other similar meds. The success rate of MAT in treating opiate addiction is excellent. Recovery for many people dependent on opiates starts with MAT. We must get the word out to more people about MAT and how it can help. Opiate recovery podcasts can do their part in spreading the message of how medication-assisted therapy works and it saves lives.

What about 12-step recovery programs?

While MAT has the highest rate of success, in order to stay clean long-term, you may want to consider support meetings. These meetings are places where you can hear speakers tell their stories of recovery. Opiate dependence recovery stories can help to inspire and motivate. It helps when you hear someone tell a story that starts out sounding just like your own story. Other than 12-step meetings, you can hear motivational stories and messages on Opiate recovery podcasts as well. Nothing can replace a good meeting, but the advantage of an opiate recovery podcast is that you can listen wherever and whenever you choose.

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