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Public Forum to Discuss Addiction as a Treatable Disease and Highlight National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month
Date:9/12/2007

ces for Opioid Dependence and Its Treatment

Any physician may take the training to become certified to treat opioid- dependent individuals with Suboxone(R) (buprenorphine HCl/naloxone HCl dihydrate) C-III Sublingual Tablets, the only FDA-approved controlled medication that can be prescribed in a doctor's private office and with take- home prescriptions, under special legislation.

Individuals who need more information about opioid dependence and its treatment, either for themselves or for someone they are concerned about, have several options.

Free educational Resource Kits on this topic can be obtained from turntohelp.com or by calling 1-866-455-TURN, both provided by Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals. Turntohelp.com also offers a physician locator designed to help individuals find an area doctor available to prescribe buprenorphine.

The Addiction411 page is available on MySpace and offers direct access to information about this increasingly prevalent disease and practical guidance on how to find treatment for opioid dependence. Visit http://www.myspace.com/addiction411 if you or someone you know would like to access Addiction411.

Additionally, the non-profit patient advocacy group NAABT -- National Alliance of Advocates for Buprenorphine Treatment -- is dedicated to helping educate the public on opioid dependence and medical treatment in a private doctor's office. NAABT now offers a nationwide confidential matching service to pair individuals seeking buprenorphine treatment with available doctors; visit naabt.org. SAMHSA's Web site also provides a physician locator and other valuable information at buprenorphine.samhsa.gov.

Partial funding for the event was made possible by Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals Inc.

About Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company that markets Suboxone(R
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