Healthy Living: Treating Addiction

Buprenorphine is fast becoming the treatment of choice when it comes to opioid addiction.

It used to only come in a pill or patch, but recently the FDA approved a first-of-its-kind implant that goes in the arm.

It’s called Probuphine.

In Healthy Living, we look at the pros and cons.

There is a downside.

If something happens and pain medication is needed, opioids won’t work with the implant.

Doctors say mild constipation is another side effect.

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