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Setting the Stage for Opioid Addiction Treatment

Opioid-dependent patients presenting to an emergency department for other medical reasons are more likely to pursue addiction treatment if this therapy is initiated during their emergency care stay. What is the therapy?

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Opioid-dependent patients presenting to an emergency department for other medical reasons are more likely to pursue addiction treatment if a specific therapy is initiated during their emergency care stay. What therapy are we talking about?

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