Have you or a loved one ever suffered from substance abuse? If there was a treatment to help your loved one get sober, wouldn’t you want to consider it?
Michael Botticelli, acting director of The White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy announced that the federal government is cracking down on drug courts that are AGINST Suboxone medical treatments for opioid addicts.
For those who are not familiar with the term Suboxone, its a semi-synthetic opioid that eliminates cravings. It is used for heroin and other opioid addiction, however many courts feel uncomfortable with the idea of giving heroine users that type of medication.
In a recent article in The Huffington Post a spokesman for the Office of National Drug Control Policy, elaborating on Botticelli’s initiative, said:
“that applicants for drug court grants will be required to affirm that they will allow access to medications such as Suboxone and will not force defendants to ween off the medication as a condition of participating in court programs.”
The idea of Suboxone is to help addicts rehabilitate without giving them a chance to relapse by giving the proper treatment the first time around. This can help save the lives of these addicts.
Tell me what you think. Are you for the idea of Suboxone as rehab treatment for heroin users?
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