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Many people keep taking prescription opioids during addiction treatment

 

February 24, 2017



The grip of opioid addiction is so strong that many people who undergo treatment relapse repeatedly. Now a study by Johns Hopkins University researchers offers new clues about why treatment is so difficult.

The researchers discovered that 43 percent of people receiving buprenorphine, a widely used anti-addiction medication, filled at least one prescription for opioids — which they presumably consumed or diverted to others.

http://www.startribune.com/many-people-keep-taking-prescription-opioids-during-addiction-treatment/414651823/

 

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