Opioid Crisis Help: More Access to Treatment Drug, But Usage Remains Low

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Despite a recent relaxation of rules surrounding buprenorphine (a leading addiction treatment drug), patient numbers have not increased significantly. On “Psychology Behind the Headlines”, hosts Jessica Reyes, Patricia Wu, and guest therapist Ryan Heapy discuss reasons for this, and how those struggling with opioid addiction can get the support they need.

A Step in the Right Direction

Easing access to buprenorphine is positive, but awareness of this change may be low among those struggling with addiction.

Medication Is Not Enough

Quitting opioids takes more than medication. Addressing the underlying causes of addiction and building support systems is vital for long-term success .

Finding Help

Don’t be afraid to ask for help! Talking to your doctor, reaching out to addiction specialists, or seeking support groups can be a lifeline.

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