I lost a dear friend over the weekend. I lost him to heroin, but I also lost him to stigma about evidenced based treatments. This friend reached out to me a couple of years ago when he was struggling with heroin addiction.
A great article on the rising number of cases of Fentanyl Overdoses... http://huff.to/2jva8TN
Methadone and buprenorphine are extremely helpful medications for the treatment of opioid addiction. The safety and efficacy of these medications has been well documented for decades. When used properly, they decrease or eliminate physical withdrawal symptoms and cravings for opiates.
I believe that some pharmaceutical companies care more about their profits than saving lives. They could have made medications that were less abusable, but that would have cut into their profits.
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