Here, you’ll find resources, tips, and stories that will help support patients and their loved ones.
Why is naloxone so hard to get?
Discover why naloxone isn't easy to obtain despite being a life-saving drug that can reverse the effects of opioid overdoses.
Suboxone® and oral health
Find out how Suboxone can affect your oral health and what you can do to protect your teeth. Get tips for reducing dental problems while using Suboxone.
How to take Suboxone® sublingual film
MAT with Suboxone is the best treatment for opioid addiction. Follow our step-by-step guide to ensure that you are getting the most out of your medication.
5 times we had the wrong discussion about fentanyl—and what we should be talking about instead
Discover 5 misconceptions about fentanyl that are hindering progress in the opioid crisis and learn what we should be talking about instead.
Xylazine and wound care: An unexpected complication in the fight against tranq
Discover the health concern of xylazine wounds in opioid users and how these side effects can affect & complicate opioid treatments.
Why mothers deserve better treatment for opioid addiction
Mothers struggling with opioid addiction are often criticized and told to quit “cold turkey”. Learn about how MAT is a better approach for pregnant women.
Why fentanyl policy in the U.S. is such a mess (and why we need to do more to fix it)
Keep up with the latest news on laws regarding fentanyl to find out what state and federal legislators are - and aren’t - doing to keep people safe.
What to Know About the DEA’s Proposed Telemedicine Changes
The DEA has proposed a change to the rules around telemedicine. Here is what you need to know about this proposal and what Ophelia is doing to fight against it.
What makes xylazine so dangerous?
Discover why xylazine, a veterinary tranquilizer, is so dangerous on the illicit drug market, its side effects, challenges with misuse, & harm reduction measures.
What you need to know about opioids + heart health
Learn about the long-term effects of opioid use disorder (OUD) on heart health. Find answers and treatment options to put your cardiovascular health first.
Zubsolv®: The “other” Suboxone®?
Discover the benefits and risks of Zubsolv®, a medication used to treat opioid addiction that has the same ingredients as Suboxone®. Learn how the two compare.
What is tapering off?
Learn about tapering off, a gradual reduction of drug use, as a safer approach to stopping substance use disorders compared to quitting cold turkey.
Where do people get prescription opioids?
Find out how most people obtain prescription opioids, why opioid prescription misuse is so common, and how to effectively treat opioid use disorder.
Myths about fentanyl to dispel right now
Fentanyl is all over the news, but are the headlines missing something? Read about 6 common fentanyl myths and the truth behind them here.
How long does oxycodone stay in the body?
Discover the facts about oxycodone's half-life, detection times in blood, urine, saliva & hair, and how to clear this commonly abused opioid from the body.
What’s missing from the headlines about fentanyl?
Most people think fentanyl is only used accidentally when laced with other drugs. Learn more about fentanyl addiction from Ophelia’s Chief Medical Officer.
The financial costs of rehab for opioid addiction
Discover the financial realities of rehab for opioid addiction: from the cost of rehab treatment to the hidden costs of opioid use disorder.
Why we’re saying F*ck Rehab
Hundreds of Americans are dying every day from a treatable medical disorder. In the way of treatment stands a myth called “rehab,” long dispelled by clinical data. We must give this data its voice at last.
What is tramadol?
Tramadol is a synthetic opioid analgesic (or painkiller) generally used to treat moderate pain. Learn more about Tramadol and what it is used for here.
What does "harm reduction" even mean?
Understanding the principles of harm reduction is key to treating & managing opioid use disorder. Find out what harm reduction is and how it can help with addiction.
Are cough and cold medicines addictive?
Misusing cold medicines is physically dangerous and can potentially lead to addiction. Understand the risks of cold medicine abuse.
What happens when you overdose?
Opioid overdoses can be potentially fatal, so quick medical attention can save lives. Understand how to recognize the signs & symptoms of an opioid overdose.
Human misuse of veterinary drugs: The dangers of using animal drugs
Learn about the dangers of human misuse of veterinary drugs. Find out how these drugs are regulated and understand the risks associated with them.
Shifting the narrative with the F*ck Rehab campaign
Marketing (and many other things) got us into this problem. Now we need it to get us out. A look at Ophelia’s new “F*ck Rehab” marketing campaign.
The history of addiction rehab and why we need a different approach for opioids
Explore the evolution of addiction treatment & rehabilitation and understand how these developments have shaped modern approaches to overcoming substance abuse.
The dangers of detox for opioid addiction
Many think detox is the best treatment for opioid addiction, but it's often unsuccessful & can cause harm. Understand the dangers of detox & the benefits of MAT.