Opioid Use Disorder

What if addiction is less about drugs and genetic propensities and more about circumstances - Greggory Moore

Opioid Use Disorder

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We Know How to Treat Opioid Addiction

The opioid crisis is one of few in public health that, despite all efforts, continues to worsen...

Fortunately, we have a proven way of lowering the death rate and easing the ills of addiction: medication-assisted treatments like methadone and buprenorphine. Unfortunately, thanks to a moral and policy-driven opposition to these treatment techniques, we’re not using it.

The first hurdle comes from misunderstanding how medication-assisted treatment works. Here’s the science behind it: Our brain produces natural opioids.

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 We Know How to Treat Opioid Addiction

But our antiquated conceptions of addicts prevent us from doing so.

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