Five Things You Should Know from an Addiction Medicine PA

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Just like any other disease: congestive heart failure, hypertension, or diabetes, Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) should be treated with approved medication. The idea that OUD is some sort of shortcoming or personal weakness is a stigma that exists in both the medical field and society; it is holding back successful treatment options. “While medical professionals know that buprenorphine can work very well for OUD, there is still a lingering and often unspoken fear of addiction and the medicines used to treat them,” states James Anderson, an Addiction Medicine PA at ETS. Read the American Academy of Physician Assistant’s full article here. 

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