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Facebook Study Shows Promise for Native Women Recovering from Opioid Addiction

A recent beta test of a Facebook group for Native American women in recovery for opioid-use disorder showed promising results, according to a new study.

Researchers at the Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic, in collaboration with the Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center, created "Wiidookaage'win" (Ojibwe for "working together and helping one another"), a culturally centered Facebook support group to supplement medication for opioid use disorder.

The beta test, involving ten Native American women from Minnesota who are in recovery, showed positive outcomes. All participants, ranging in age from 25 to 62 years old, remained opioid free for the entire 30-day study period. The test points to the potential of the group in fostering a sense of community and shared experience among participants, according to one of the study's co-authors.


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