But the fight to de-stigmatize drug use and addiction is far from over. Change also begins in the hearts and minds of regular people. One way to help bring that about comes in the fairly simple format of changing the way we talk about addiction.
This June, the US House of Representatives passed the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act. Should it pass the Senate and be signed by the President, here is what patients on buprenorphine (Suboxone, Subutex, Zubsolv) can expect.