What happens when you take a treatable brain disease, criminalize it, and withhold treatment from the afflicted?

You end up with a deadly public health crisis. 

 Buprenorphine

FDA-approved partial opioid agonist that eliminates withdrawal symptoms, reduces cravings, and prevents overdose fatalities. 

Comes in an oral or sublingual tablet, sublingual strip, or monthly injection


 Methadone

FDA-approved opioid agonist that eliminates withdrawal symptoms, reduces cravings, and decreases risks associated with illicit opioid use.

Comes in an oral solution, oral tablet, or monthly injection

Please visit our medication-assisted treatment page to learn more about ways to safely and effectively manage opioid addiction and reduce the risk of overdose.

Naltrexone

FDA-approved opioid antagonist that prevents and reverses overdose fatalities, reduces cravings, and blocks the effects ofother opioids.

Comes in a pill, injection, intranasal spray, orlong-acting implant