Like many chronic health conditions, opioid use disorder (OUD) is typically a relapsing disorder that may be fatal if untreated. The rates of relapse for OUD are similar to those seen in Type II diabetes and hypertension. Also similar to diabetes and high blood pressure, OUD responds much better to a combination of medication and non-medication treatments than to non-medication treatment alone. For example, the risk of fatal overdose in patients treated in abstinence-only settings (AA/NA, residential treatment, etc.) is typically at least twice that of patients receiving methadone or buprenorphine treatment. However, unlike people in treatment for diabetes and high blood pressure, people in need of treatment for OUD are subject to a dizzying array of judgments, opinions and criticism. "I just quit cold turkey, and you should too." "I knew a guy who took methadone once, and he just seemed real out of it." "I don't know why you should have to depend on a drug to act like a normal person."