Opioid addiction has been on the rise in America. From 2010-2016, insurance companies reported that the number of patients addicted to opioids increased by 493%. With such a mind-blowing increase, it’s unfortunate that a good number of addicts will not receive appropriate treatment for their addiction, which in some cases has led to loss of employment, decline in mental and physical health, overdose, and death.
The most popular method for treating addiction is through MAT, or medication-assisted treatment. Patients on this treatment plan are prescribed buprenorphine or methadone along with behavioral therapy sessions. MAT is considered one of the most successful treatment plans for addicts and some patients could double their chances of remaining drug free for 18 months. It is because of these positive results that doctors across the USA turn to MAT for opioid addiction treatment for most addiction cases.
There is, however, another side to the coin when it comes to treating addicts. Wanting to be part of the program, the company NutraCore Health Products has produced a product said to treat opioid addiction. The dietary supplement, Opioid Detox Pro, allegedly eases opioid addiction and the company claims it is most effective product on the market to help withdrawal symptoms. According to the product website, the dietary supplement should ease withdrawal symptoms, enhance body function, and help with mood support and mental clarity.
However, there is no scientific data backing up the supplements claim nor is NutraCore Health Products willing to research and test. This raises big concerns for medical professionals attempting to help addicted patients and keep them safe during the withdrawal process. Without appropriate treatment, opioid addicts can suffer the worst withdrawal symptoms which can include violent vomiting, seizures, and in some cases death. Upset customers reportedly contacted the FDA to shut down NutraCore products that make claims without scientific backing. For now, the FDA has yet to act on the accusation. Opioid Detox Pro currently remains on the market for customers to purchase.
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