I can now break through the barriers that have held me down for so long.
ARCA is licensed by the Arizona Department of Health Services.
The Four Components of Assisted Recovery:
1. Biological- First addressing the biochemistry (the Biological Component) of dependence.
2. Psychological- Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to learn how to be happy once again, without the use of alcohol.
3. Envornimental- Address family, relationships, employment and legal issues.
4. Spritiual- Optional and is left entirely up to the individual.
Assisted Recovery is a pioneer and a leader in the utilization of Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT). As such, ARCA was among the first to recognize the value of ondansetron for opiate addiction. Assisted Recovery has utilized ondansetron since 1999.
Stanford University has led the way in research on ondansetron. Dr. Larry F. Chu, MD, assistant professor of anesthesia at the Stanford University School of Medicine was the lead author of a study published on ondansetron in the Journal of Pharmacogenetics and Genomics.“
“Opioid abuse is rising at a faster rate than any other type of illicit drug use, yet only about a quarter of those dependent on opioids seek treatment,” One barrier to treatment is that when you abruptly stop taking addictive drugs, there is a constellation of symptoms associated with withdrawal.”
Dr. Chu described opioid withdrawal as a “bad flu,” characterized by agitation, insomnia, diarrhea, nausea,vomiting, anxiety and more.
“What we need is a magic bullet,” said Chu.“Something that treats the symptoms of withdrawal, does not lead to addiction and can be taken at home.”
The researchers’ investigation led them to the drug ondansetron. Their research determined thatondansetron would block certain receptors involved in withdrawal symptoms.
Ondansetron effectively alleviates the symptoms of opiate withdrawal while reducing anxiety and stress.
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