Methadone is the first medication to be be used widely for treatment of opioid dependence and addiction and has been used for decades to treat people who are addicted to heroin and narcotic pain
Buprenorphine (BYOO-pre-NOR-feen) Buprenorphine is a drug used to treat patients who have become dependent on or addicted to pain-killers or heroin. It was approved for clinical use by the FDA
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Naltrexone is a medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat opioid use disorders. It is also used to treat alcoholism. It comes in a pill form or as an injectable.