A study of 153 men found lower relapse rates among the group that received six monthly injections of Vivitrol, compared with a group receiving only motivational counseling and referral to community treatment.
The stepped-up attention nationally to the opioid crisis has the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) urging that the field "get it right" with integrated treatment approaches that include medications.
Prescription drugs (Rx) have changed the game. In 2011, Rx overdoses surpassed car crashes as the number one cause of accidental death in U.S. Then opioids arrived on the scene like The Beatles during the British Invasion. Here's how you can help.