Programs target opioid addiction in local area

Medication and therapy can treat opioid use disorder, but group sets stringent qualifications for the program. Thrive and a coalition of organizations are taking additional steps to address the issue.

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November 20, 2020 - 3:09 PM

Robin Griffith watched a friend struggle with opioid misuse.

Prescribed opioids for pain, her friend became addicted. Only after receiving treatment did she become substance-free, and then for only a few years. 

“It was a very long process,” Griffith said. “It was expensive. It was a lot of work and required a lot of accountability.”

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