“Some people are naturally more prone to developing an opioid addiction than others. It is a chronic illness that consumes a person’s life. After an addiction has developed, life becomes centered on getting more of the drug, even at the expense of one’s family, job and health. A person who is addicted to a drug will risk almost anything to get more.”
ASAP-BC is creating a system of support composed of resources for prevention, treatment and recovery as a comprehensive and effective response to the opioid crisis.Learn More
A support group meeting is held weekly at 5:30 p.m. at Mill Race Center for families who have a loved one misusing opioids. Here’s a little bit about what you can expect.
The most effective approach to treating patients with opioid addiction is to prescribe a long-acting oral opioid (e.g., buprenorphine) as part of medication-assisted treatment (MAT). There are three equally important parts of MAT: medication, counseling, and support from friends and family.