While opioid addiction and other substance use disorders are often thought of as medical issues, legislation passed in Washington, sometimes decades ago, can have a huge impact on your treatment experience.
Patients who are taking buprenorphine sometimes feel the need to save up doses. This can be for a variety of factors, but generally centers around a fear of running out. But there are some potential issues that come with saving up doses.
Opioids are a class of medication that work on the body’s opioid receptors. Opioids have many uses, including as cough suppressants, sedatives for surgery and as addiction treatment. All opioids also have painkiller properties.
Hepatitis is a medical term for inflammation of the liver. There are five hepatitis viruses: A, B, C, D and E. If you use illegal drugs or chronically drink alcohol, then viral hepatitis should be on your radar.