Why Is Medication-Assisted Treatment for Addicts Not Widely Available?

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The Doctors are unraveling the opioid crisis with activist and former addict Ryan Hampton. Ryan shares he had gone to treatment 6 times over the course of 8 years and he was never offered medication-assisted treatment until the last time and it saved his life. Ryan says that for people with opioid use disorder medication-assisted treatment helps to heal the brain. Why don’t all treatment facilities offer this?

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