Opioid use disorder medication, self-help groups rarely offered together

The National Institute on Drug Abuse states that self-help groups, “so long as they do not discourage participants from taking medications, can be particularly helpful during recovery” from opioid addiction.However, an analysis published in Health Affairs indicates that adults in the United States with opioid use disorder were rarely provided with buprenorphine, methadone and/or naltrexone treatment and self-help groups in tandem.“There is an understanding that self-help groups are sometimes antagonistic,” Brendan Saloner, PhD, associate professor of health policy andRead More

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