Opioid dependence and opioid addiction are closely related, but two distinct conditions.
In Pennsylvania, one community health center is working with new and expectant moms to tackle opioid dependency.
Overdose survivors need more than a second (or third) chance: they need a parachute. When you’re in free fall, a little more time isn’t much help.
It is also potentially futile if we do not have providers out there willing to take on treating the population of Americans living with opioid use disorder.
For some patients who have been doing well on opioids long-term, it makes sense to “leave well enough alone,” the doctor said.