Buprenorphine (more commonly known by its brand names, Suboxone, Subutex and Zubsolv) is one of just three federally approved medications to treat opioid addiction. But because of its intense narcotic effects, many people who are initially introduced to it as part of their tapering program...

An estimated 2.4 million people in the US struggle with prescription painkiller addiction, and almost half a million suffer from heroin addiction. Unfortunately, much of that has to do with the overprescription of opioid drugs – what starts as a legitimate prescription for treating pain...