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Can Telemedicine Help Solve Our Doctor Shortage?

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As Americans get older and our addiction crises worsen, the need for doctors—and especially addiction specialists—will only increase. In this post, we discuss how telemedicine can help with the U.S.’s impending doctor shortage. What Is Telemedicine? Telemedicine has the capacity to revolutionize the healthcare industry. But many people don’t know what it is or how […]

Alcoholism Treatment Flaws: Where the 12 Steps Stumble

Alcoholism treatment flaws - where the 12 steps stumble

People have sought to free themselves from the grip of alcohol addiction for as long as humans have consumed alcohol. But despite enormous scientific advances over millennia, today’s most popular alcoholism treatment options still aren’t getting the job done for many people who want to change their drinking habits. Let’s examine some of the reasons […]

Alcohol Treatment That Helps You Before “Rock Bottom”

Alcohol treatment before rock bottom

Maybe you’ve noticed that you’ve started drinking on weeknights or imbibing alone after a long day at work. Perhaps you don’t drink often, but when you do you always end up blacking out. Or you’ve just become uncomfortable with how often you reach for the bottle. Either way, you might be wondering what kind of […]

Mystery Ingredients, Customs Delays: The Risks of Buying Naltrexone Online Without a Prescription

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Pharmaceuticals like naltrexone and other anti-alcoholism drugs aren’t always easy to access in the U.S. Why? One reason is because many doctors are simply not aware of the benefits of naltrexone and other medications for treating alcohol use disorder (AUD). This means that some patients may be denied a prescription for these potentially life-saving medications, […]

5 Common Questions from Ria Health Members’ Friends and Family

Ria Health common questions friends and family

Is your loved one a Ria Health member, or thinking of becoming one? If so, you might have some questions about our program. Here are answers to some of the most common questions we get from our members’ loved ones. You can watch Ria Health Registered Recovery Coach Sara Miller answer these questions in the […]

What Is Low-Dose Naltrexone and Can It Reduce Alcohol Consumption?

Can low-dose naltrexone treat alcohol use disorder?

Many people ask us whether very low doses of naltrexone can be used to treat alcohol use disorder (AUD). And it’s a good question. Early research has shown low-dose naltrexone (LDN) to be a promising treatment for multiple chronic disorders. Studies also suggest it could be effective for other substance dependencies. Still, the answer isn’t […]

April Is Alcohol Awareness Month—Here’s How You Can Celebrate.

Alcohol Awareness Month

Since 1987, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence has recognized April as Alcohol Awareness Month. While the original focus was on educating college-aged drinkers about the dangers of binge drinking and alcohol addiction, it’s expanded to bring alcohol awareness to communities nationwide. Lots of people recognize that alcoholism is “bad,” but they may […]

Marijuana Addiction Treatment: Medication Can Reduce Cravings

Marijuana addiction may be treated with naltrexone

As the medical applications of marijuana become better known, and as more states have legalized both medical and recreational marijuana use, more people are likely to incorporate marijuana into their daily lives. But just because it’s legal, doesn’t mean it’s harmless. Cannabis abuse can lead to full-blown addiction, complete with cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Fortunately, […]

Need to Control Your Drinking? These 5 Medications Can Help.

Medications for alcoholism can help you control your drinking

If giving up alcohol or reducing alcohol consumption was always just a matter of willpower, more people would probably succeed at it. But “white-knuckling” your way to sobriety or moderation often fails. There’s a host of complex psychological and biochemical forces working against you. Medication, however, can play a valuable role in aiding your efforts […]

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