Elizabeth Brico

Elizabeth Brico is a freelance writer with an MFA in Writing & Poetics from Naropa University. She is a journalism fellow with TalkPoverty and a recipient of the 2021/22 Unicorn Fund. She is also a regular contributing writer for HealthyPlace’s trauma blog. Her work has appeared on Vice, Vox, Stat News, The Fix, and others. When she isn’t working, she can usually be found reading, writing, or watching speculative fiction.

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How Illicit Fentanyl Affects Buprenorphine Induction

The landscape of blackmarket opioids has seen some pretty major changes over the years. An influx of illegally manufactured fentanyl has infiltrated the heroin market, and has even been found in other street drugs like cocaine and pressed pills, leading to an uptick in overdose deaths that have been described by some as an “epidemic” or “crisis.”

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Traveling While In Medication Assisted Recovery

If you’re new to agonist medication for opioid use disorder, you might be wondering how (or if) you can travel while being prescribed Suboxone or Methadone. This blog will give you some facts about traveling in a MAT program.

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Kratom: Is it Safe?

If you’re in recovery from an opioid use disorder, chances are you’ve heard about kratom. Maybe you’ve even tried it yourself.

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