U.S. doctors have a new opioid addiction treatment in their arsenal — it could be here next

published on January 17, 2019 in CBC News (BC)

It wasn’t until her heroin addiction landed her inside a jail cell that Lauren Biggerstaff decided to make a change in her life.

“I really didn’t want to go back there,” said Biggerstaff, a 26-year-old mother who lives outside Philadelphia — a region that’s among the hardest hit by North America’s opioid crisis.

Once a month, Lauren Biggerstaff gets an injection into her belly. For the next 30 days, a slow-release treatment wards off opioid cravings…

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