Frequently Asked Questions
I am worried about talking to my doctor and others about my opioid use, what should I do?
It is perfectly normal to feel worried. Remember, your health and safety is your doctor’s first priority. He or she wants to help you. Having problems not being able to stop using opioids probably means you have a brain disease and requires treatment like any other disease.
What kind of treatment will I receive?
You may be prescribed medications that help reduce opioid withdrawal symptoms, like buprenorphine, or reverse the effects of opioids, like naltrexone. You might be referred to counseling services or other specialty treatment services as well. For the most part, interaction with your doctor and office appointments will remain the same.
Can I still receive treatment even if I do not want to participate in the study?
Yes. Choosing not to participate in the study will not have any influence on the care you receive by your doctor. However, you will not complete the phone surveys and, therefore, will not be compensated for them.