Heroin has become one of the leading drugs in the world, Andy has been in and out of rehab facilities for as long as I can remember, and he has been prescribed countless drugs to help treat his opioid addiction yet nothing has worked. His addiction is bigger than him; heroin has consumed his life and now makes choices for him. His latest attempt at regaining control of his life was aided with a new medication called buprenorphine, a cutting-edge version of methadone that supposedly is less addictive and more operative than other opioids. Regrettably, yet again, he failed to re-claim control, in particular cases buprenorphine has been proven to assist opioid addicts, however in countless other cases, including Andy, buprenorphine only replaced one addiction for another. Due to the fact that buprenorphine can create a new addiction in itself demonstrates the abuse liability of the drug itself, its progressive dependency, and proven parallel to methadone establishes enough evidence to ban the drug entirely. The past seven years of m...
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