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What is harm reduction?

This is a question that many people are asking, especially in light of the opioid epidemic that is currently gripping the nation. At La Jolla Recovery, we believe in implementing all the necessary modalities and resources to meet clients where they are at. No matter setbacks, substance or behavior, understanding the biology and psychology of substance use disorder lets us provide a way to be compassionate, caring and welcoming to clients no matter their progress or setbacks without judgement.

Harm Reduction Treatment

Harm reduction is a set of strategies and practices that aim to reduce the negative consequences associated with drug use.

It can be implemented in a variety of ways, including but not limited to: drug education, medication-assisted treatment, and treatment, among other services.

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Opiate treatment with medication assisted treatment

One fundamental way to practice harm reduction is through treatment for opioid use disorder.

Harm reduction treatment typically involves using medications like methadone and buprenorphine, which can help people struggling with addiction manage their symptoms safely and effectively.

Recovery from opioid addiction is possible, and treatment can be essential. At La Jolla Recovery, we take opiate addictions such as fentanyl, morphine, and heroin seriously. Detoxing from these opiates requires clinical supervision, a professional understanding of the withdrawal, medication-assisted treatment such as Narcan, and long-term attention for sustainable recovery.

At La Jolla Recovery rehabs, we pride ourselves on using science to correctly detox opiates such as heroin and fentanyl from the body. We pay attention and offer comprehensive inpatient treatment and aftercare healing phases.

Therapies such as medication-assisted treatment, CBT, DBT, and ACT make it possible to attend SUD with science and outcomes, as well as provide a safe and non-judgmental environment, which is vital to flourishing and healing. It is not uncommon for opiate addiction to be paired with other addictions, such as alcohol. We attend to unique chemical dependencies and detoxing appropriately with clinical supervision. For families concerned about these challenges, we also support family healing.

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Learn more about harm reduction and the scientific attention opiate treatment at La Jolla Recovery

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