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Myths about willpower and moral weakness prevent people with opioid use disorder from receiving effective medications such as methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone

The most effective scientific treatment for opioid use disorder is medication. Methadone and buprenorphine prevent cravings and other withdrawal symptoms, while naltrexone works by blocking the effects of opioids. Despite abundant research showing that these drugs reduce the risk of relapse and overdose, many people, regardless of their relationship to opioids or the people who …

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