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Alternative to methadone shows promise for those addicted to opioids: researchers – GLOBAL

June 15, 2022

Researchers say a new treatment that is less intrusive and more accessible than what has been offered to patients struggling with opioid addiction has been shown to be just as effective.

Currently, patients with opioid use disorder can be asked to show up at a pharmacy every day for two to three months to begin treatment with methadone or morphine, which have to be taken under close supervision.

“It takes a high level of motivation to follow those treatments,” said Didier Jutras-Aswad, a Université de Montréal professor of psychiatry and lead author of a study published Wednesday in the American Journal of Psychiatry.

“But we also have people that were really motivated, or people that might be really motivated to be treated, but that don’t want to embark on this type of treatment knowing how demanding it is.”

Read more: https://globalnews.ca/news/8921912/opioid-addiction-treatment-research-study/

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