Semisynthetic Opiate Addiction: Buprenorphine

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Dr. Frankenburg details the new replacement therapy for opiate addiction called buprenorphine, a semisynthetic opiate that comes from the thebaine, found in the poppy plant. While buprenorphine has effectively gotten those on heroin and other opiates off, it does perpetuate itself in that many do not come off it at all, but rather stay on it indefinitely as their addiction remains. This article lays out the groundwork in my research for treatment for substance abuse and how applies to improving the relationships of addicts with
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