Opioid Use Disorder & Treatment
While traditional drug rehabilitation programs continue to play an important role in fighting opioid abuse, here are a few unique approaches making a difference for women and families.
As the opioid epidemic continues to sweep the nation, it may be time for women to talk to their health care professional about opioid overdoses.
Anyone who takes opioids is at risk for developing an addiction and with that comes stigma. It's time to fight both by knowing what symptoms to look for.
Pain management is not a one-size-fits-all situation. Research shows that women are more likely to be prescribed opioids than men and tend to become persistent users of opioids.
Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder in California with Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) has increased through greater use of Buprenorphine – one of two major medicines used to treat OUD.
Nearly 20 candidates are running for the Democratic party nomination. Here’s what they’re saying about the opioid crisis, the affordable care act, medicare for all and prescription prices.
When people are using medicines to treat their opioid use disorder – just like diabetics use insulin – and their insurance requires pre-authorization before they can get their monthly supply of their medicine, this puts them at great risk for relapse.
HealthyWomen is helping to combat the opioid epidemic by working with the Legal Action Center, women state legislators, and others to spread understanding of the disease of opioid use disorder (OUD), and best practices for treating OUD.
Children exposed to opioids during pregnancy have certain early and late challenges, and helping their Moms may be the best medicine for them and helping with the consequences of neonatal abstinence syndrome.