The three main types of medication for opiate withdrawal and recovery are methadone, buphrenorphine, and naltrexone.
For one, despite evidence to their efficacy, many insurance plans will not cover the costs of opiate replacement therapies.
Part of the problem is that opiate drugs are out there in too vast quantity.
"medicine containing opium," early 15c., from Medieval Latin opiatus, from Latin opium (see opium). Figurative sense of "anything that dulls the feelings" is from 1640s. From 1540s in English as an adjective, "made with or containing opium."
opiate o·pi·ate (ō'pē-ĭt, -āt')
Any of various sedative narcotics that contain opium or one or more of its natural or synthetic derivatives.
A drug, hormone, or other chemical substance that has sedative or narcotic effects similar to those containing opium or its derivatives. Also called opioid.
Of or containing opium or any of its derivatives.
Resembling opium or its derivatives in activity.
Inducing sleep or sedation; soporific.