There are multiple reasons why a proven treatment like buprenorphine is not being made more readily available to those living with opioid use disorder.
I knew everything about her pets. I knew their names; I knew their conditions, their ages. I knew how much they were loved. I knew this was how she coped.
Ryan’s personal story isn’t about how he got lost in the depths of opioid use disorder but an honest account of his challenges and triumphs in treatment and recovery, the support of his family, the love for his daughter, and his focus on getting an education and starting a new job.
“The safety and efficacy of these medications (Methadone and Suboxone) are very well established.” But, “Access to treatment continues to be an issue.”
Its basic purpose is to provide a place where people can support each other, embrace recovery and reduce the stigma of participating in medication-assisted recovery.