Medications for opiate and opioid addiction (INFOGRAPHIC)
Prescription medications for opiate addiction
Each of these medications can address opiate/opiate dependence. Additionally, when used correctly, buprenorphine and methadone can help address psychological cravings for harder drugs. So why are medications underused when treating opiate addiction or opioid addiction? Basically, the judicial and medical environments have not been optimized for the use of medications to treat opioid or opiate addiction.
Medications for opiate addiction
Still wondering about the costs or benefits of pharmacological treatment of addiction? We explore more here. And invite your questions about medications for opiate addiction at the end.