WRGB CBS6 News: Breaking the Stigma of Opioid Addiction Treatments

WRGB CBS News aired a story with Dr. Melissa Weimer, chief of behavioral health and addiction medicine for St. Peter’s Health Partners. Dr. Weimer talked about three FDA-approved medications for treating opioid withdrawal, and the stigma surrounding them.

From the story:

Those drugs are Methadone, Buprenorphine, and Naltrexone. The first two are actually opioids, while Naltrexone – also the newest medication – is an opioid blocker. Dr. Weimer says because Methadone & Buprenorphine are opioids, they too come with a stigma.

Click HERE to watch the story.

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