December 1, 2011
In Great Britain they treat heroin addiction by prescribing legal methadone. In the United States the drug Suboxone serves a similar purpose.
Addiction to prescription painkillers is reduced when the individual is given consistent treatment with the drug Suboxone (buprenorphine plus naloxone), according to the first randomized large-scale clinical trial focused on the use of medication for treating prescription opioid abuse.
Pain medications are helpful when taken as prescribed; however, they ... [More]