Medication Assisted Treatment Can Save Lives

We recently sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), to discuss Probuphine, a new formulation for delivery of buprenorphine hydrochloride in the treatment of opioid addiction. the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids strongly supports the development and availability of tested medications that can help significantly in the treatment of opioid addiction, and are resistant to diversion and abuse.

Read the letter to the FDA here.

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    Jennifer K

    December 20, 2017 at 9:18 AM

    Medication Assisted Treatment has saved my life. Suboxone really did not help much but when I went to methadone, I was able to go back to school and turn my life completely around. I think using these medications along with extent counseling is what really worked for me. Each medication may be different for each person. Finding a doctor who specializes in these medication also was a big difference for me. I could no longer do it on my own, I had to put my life in these people’s hands. That is what saved me!

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    Barbara Mazer

    April 2, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    To the Partnership, I am all for what you are advocating ,but working with addicts for 20 plus years ,makes me believe that there is no such thing as medications that are diversion and abuse resistant. Victoria is the closest I’ve seen, but if something can be implanted then , it can be removed.

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    Barbara Mazer

    April 2, 2013 at 4:54 PM

    Get a job . Did you get subsidized for buying the drugs? It is cheaper to get clean than it is to maintain addiction.Getting a job and taking responsibility for your financial responsibility is one very major step in normalizing your life that will help you to maintain sobriety.

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      Jennifer K

      December 20, 2017 at 9:21 AM

      I wish it was that easy for addicts, but it is not. Many addicts also have some type of mental issue also going on. Getting a job is not correcting the problem.

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    Emily saitta

    March 26, 2013 at 10:55 PM

    Suboxone is too expensive I need help to pay for it

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