June 14, 2023
Opioid/Substance Use Disorders | Tea Leaves
  • A new study published in JAMA found that many residential rehab centers for young people addicted to opioids don’t offer lifesaving medication for opioid use disorder. Only 1 in 4 residential addiction treatment programs for teenagers provide buprenorphine or even know what it is, according to the study. In fact, equine therapy was more commonly offered than buprenorphine in the surveyed facilities, despite limited research that working with horses can actually treat opioid use disorder. (Articles here and here)