ADDICTED TO OPIATES
Buprenorphine is the latest drug developed to treat opiate addiction. The question has arisen as to whether substitute medications are the right option or if medication-assisted treatment is simply just another addition.
For many people, the phrase “drug addict” conjures up the image of someone in a dirty room shooting heroin or someone smoking crack in a back alley. In recent years, drug addiction has become a widespread epidemic that bears no resemblance to these old images.