Medication Assisted TreatmentBuprenorphine is a recently approved medication for the treatment of some heroin and other opioid drug users that can be administered by physicians in primary-care based settings. It is not intended to replace methadone therapy. Rather, physician-administered opioid treatment with buprenorphine is an alternative treatment option. For more information on Buprenorphine, including physician training and a listing of approved physicians, please go to http://www.buprenorphine.samhsa.gov.
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