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The future of addiction therapy could soon look a lot like treatment for diabetes.

A California-based addiction treatment company hopes to change the way patients struggling with substance abuse disorder receive a popular form of medication-assisted treatment. If approved, patients could self-administer naltrexone, an opioid antagonist, in the comfort of their own homes — like insulin, but for recovering addicts.

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  • Why is the Globe featuring articles on its paid homepage that require an additional paid subscription? Insultingly greedy move. Whoever decided that this was a good idea, is clueless.

  • Because off danger of precipitating an acute withdrawal reaction giving naltrexone to an active opiate user this should only be done in a medical setting. But hey, california dope fiends get “kicks” from your grand mal seizure if you want.

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