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EXCHANGE: Medication aids helps to ease opioid dependency


October 7, 2018

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Cecily Melton, 30, shook her head quickly when asked if she could have tackled her opioid habit without help from a medication called Suboxone.

"No way," said the mother of five, more than three years after she weaned herself off opioids and restarted her life.

"I think I could have managed to get off it, but is recovery just getting off pills or is it in the mental health you get while you get clean? I don't think that I would have managed as well as I have done now without the people who have helped me along the way."

A former Army wife, the Bartonville native became...

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