There has been much talk recently in the state of Washington about the opioid epidemic. A two-day summit was recently held with two main focuses:
- Reduction of legally purchased drugs
- Medications in the treatment of opioid addiction
However equally important both topics are the questions surrounding the use of medications for treatment is gaining more attention.
A handful of people that work in law enforcement spoke about the importance of treating opioid addiction as a ‘medical condition’ and it was their general consensus that the drugs should be removed from the shadows of society. They agreed that using medications has proven to reduce deaths and help people lead functional lives.
Much Debate About Using Medications
The debate over using medications to help addicts recover has been very contentious over the last two decades. however, prescribing medications to opioid addicts is still the preferred method for treatment towards rehabilitation. Experts will …