A recent study in Massachusetts illuminated what occupations carry a greater risk for opioid dependence and overdose death. Construction workers, fishers, farmers, material movers, repairmen, transportation workers, food service workers and healthcare support workers in Massachusetts all had significantly higher rates of opioid overdose deaths compared to the average.
Ali Safawi is a Workit Associate and former Intern. He is an alumni of the University of Michigan School of Public Health and is pursuing his masters degree at George Washington University in our nation’s capitol. He is passionate about fighting the opioid epidemic and creating a more equitable health system for all Americans.
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There are safe, effective medications to help people kick opioid addiction to the curb. We offer two of these medications: Suboxone (buprenorphine) and Vivitrol (naltrexone extended release as a shot). Which is better? That depends on your own needs in opioid addiction recovery.
Just because you are taking Suboxone to treat an opioid addiction doesn’t mean that you have to suffer needlessly after surgery or injury. There are medications you can take to manage acute pain while on medication-assisted treatment (like Suboxone or other forms of buprenorphine) for opioid addiction.