This type of innovative methadone treatment couldn’t come at a more critical American juncture. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 107,000 people died of drug overdoses in the U.S. in 2021. An estimated 75% of those deaths involved an opioid but only 18% of people with an opioid use disorder received medication as treatment. For those who have used methadone to recover from addiction, removing the stigma of a brick-and-mortar clinic is seen as lowering a major barrier to recovery.
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