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At Calming Goat Addiction Medicine Group, we believe in the importance of education. Our blog serves as a reliable source of news and updates about the field of addiction medicine. To learn more about treatment, research breakthroughs, and the Calming Goat experience, select an article below.

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MAT for Adderall, Vyvanse, & More | Treating Stimulant Use Disorder

Prescription medications are designed to be beneficial for the conditions they are meant to treat. Stimulants such as Adderall and Vyvanse are intended to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, when those prescriptions are overused or misused, that can lead to a substance use disorder. Focused on treating [...]

what is naltrexone

What is Naltrexone and How Does It Work?

Addiction to drugs or alcohol can be addressed with individual therapy, group support systems, and medication-assisted treatment (MAT). When you are addicted to opioids or have an alcohol use disorder, MAT is a proven method of treatment. A combination of FDA-approved medications and therapeutic methods, MAT is effective for [...]

treating two epidemics at once

Treating Two Epidemics at Once | COVID-19 and Addiction

Almost 2 million cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed in the US since the virus was first detected in this country at the start of 2020. At the same time, the opioid crisis continues to affect those addicted to the drug. Addiction to opioids and to other drugs, including [...]

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Mental Health and Addiction Medicine

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the focus is not only on physical health but also on mental health across the country. May is appropriately Mental Health Month and a good time to look at issues that may be affecting you during this challenging time as well as [...]

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How to Help Yourself and Loved Ones During COVID-19

The stress of dealing with the effects the coronavirus may have on your life can be overwhelming. You may have to stay at home, or you may to have to go to work as an essential employee. Protecting yourself throughout the pandemic is critical. When you are in addiction treatment, taking care [...]

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How to Practice Self-Care While Social Distancing

Stress and worry about the coronavirus are often made worse by the isolation of social distancing. During the COVID-19 pandemic, you need to stay healthy and safe and that means spending a lot of time alone. When you learn how to practice self-care while social distancing, though, you can enjoy a higher quality [...]

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