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suboxdoc wrote:The one good thing is that the American Society for Addiction Medicine has finally come out with the 'chronic disease' model of addiction-- i.e. that addiction is not an event to be fixed, but an illness that requires long-term management.
The abstinence movement has a great deal of power. Look at what programs charge-- $20,000-80,000 per month, for stays of 1-6 months! Some treatment programs offer therapies that have no established benefit for addiction. And some programs in Florida have been busted recently for taking halfway houses and filling them with addiction patients, then providing lectures during the day-- and calling it 'treatment'.
The barriers to entry for buprenorphine have come from the people who have the most to lose-- NOT from people concerned that abstinence treatment is 'better'. There is no way to argue that a treatment with a 6% success rate is better- than anything!