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Most rehabs don’t offer a science-backed treatment for drug addiction. A new initiative aims to change that.





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  • To treat addiction to opioid painkillers like OxyContin and Vicodin, scientists say we should be using something called medication-assisted treatment, which involves giving patients access to medications that appear to curb overdose deaths.
  • Few rehabs or treatment centers offer the medications, however.
  • Instead, many centers follow the guidance of 12-step programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA), which often encourage completely abstaining from all drugs.
  • But part of a new initiative launched this week to grade those treatment centers includes making sure they provide access to medications.

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Source:: BusinessInsider.Com

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