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Don’t Put Your Recovery Outcomes at Risk with Unconventional Drug Treatments

In recent years and months, there has been an increased attention on the use of unconventional drug treatments in the treatment of opioid addiction. Marijuana and kratom have both been credited with helping some individuals recover from life-threatening opioid addiction; however, these controversial treatments may not be entirely effective for most individuals, and potential outcomes of using these substances are uncertain.

The Questionable Impact of Using Marijuana and Kratom to Treat Addictions

There is a lack of scientific evidence to support claims that marijuana and kratom can assist with treating opioid addiction. While there may have been some case studies emerging in recent years supporting these substances, it’s important to note that a correlation does not equal causation. While some people may believe these unconventional drug treatments have helped them overcome their addictions, their beliefs are not rigorously tested, scientific proof of the effectiveness of marijuana and kratom.

The Potential Risks of Using Unconventional Drug Treatments like Marijuana and Kratom

Kratom in the United States today may be legal, but the products being sold on the market are largely unregulated. Additionally, the FDA has issued a warning in recent months about potential overdose risks and other harmful effects of using kratom. Recent evidence is even suggesting that using kratom could perhaps result in effects similar to narcotics – resulting in abuse, addiction, and possibly death. Meanwhile, marijuana has been being used by recovering addicts for years, and if the substance truly was so impactful, we would be likely seeing many less people addicted to opioids.

The ultimate issue of using these substances lies in the fact that you are not taking advantage of much more proven methods to treat drug addiction, and time is often of the essence. Last year alone, approximately 50,000 people died of drug overdoses and our country’s life expectancy has been lower for two years in a row. Drug overdoses now leave more people dead than car accidents.

The Power of Using Addiction Treatment Methods with Unequivocal Evidence

Due to the urgency of the matter, the treatment of opioid addiction should not be taken lightly and it is therefore best to seek out proven approaches that been stood the tests of time and rigorous research studies. The scientific data and literature has shown time and time again that optimal outcomes for patients come from the use of medication assisted treatment utilizing counseling services in close tandem.

For the Best Outcomes, Seek Proven Professional Help and Medical Supervision

For medication treatment, Suboxone®, and Vivitrol® all have been clinically shown to support addicts on their journey to sustainable, long-term recovery. At Advanced Rapid Detox, we have seen our addicts recover remarkably through the use of:

  • FDA-approved Vivitrol® under close medical supervision
  • 24/7 caring staff support
  • Psychotherapy services
  • Long-term detox related aftercare by your treating physician

Vivitrol® can help curb your cravings by functioning as an opiate receptor blocker which both curbs the cravings happening in your brain and blocks your perceived pleasure from using opiates.

If you or someone you known is currently struggling with an addiction to opioids, call Advanced Rapid Detox today at (800) 603-1813 or fill out our online contact form. Time is of the essence to finally take your life back from the grips of powerful opiates.