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Naltrexone Implants: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Naltrexone Implants: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

No one argues that the opioid epidemic is real and growing. Similarly, no one believes alcoholism will go away any time soon. How…
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Top 10 myths about drug and alcohol treatment

Top 10 Myths About Drug and Alcohol Treatment

For those suffering from drug or alcohol addiction, the prospect of treatment offers a vital lifeline that can pull vulnerable individuals out of…
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7 Reasons To Get Sober In 2017

The end of the year is a time for reflection on the year coming to an end, as well as a chance to…
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Pennsylvania lawmaker wants involuntary treatment for overdose victims

A Pennsylvania lawmaker wants overdose victims to be subjected to involuntary addiction treatment. State Rep. Matthew Baker, R-Bradford, is seeking co-sponsors for potential…
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In Ohio, Opioid Prescriptions Continue Gradual Decline

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The amount of opioid pain killers prescribed in Ohio declined in 2016, the fourth consecutive year the number of dispensed…
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Telepsychiatry Can Help Expand Access To Treatment

For people with opioid use disorder receiving medication treatment with buprenorphine, a telepsychiatry approach—using videoconferencing as an alternative to in-person group sessions—provides similar…
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Addiction in Rural Communities Can Show How to Improve Treatment For All

A doctor handed Melissa Morris her first opioid prescription when she was 20 years old. She'd had a cesarean section to deliver her…
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Using The ER As An Intervention Point

The fear was that it was futile. Emergency responders would deliver naloxone in the field, bring heroin users back from the brink of…
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Where Addicts Are Supported, Recovery Happens

Imagine going into a police station with drugs on you. You ask for help, and instead of getting arrested, you get access to…
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Restrictions around addiction medication prevent doctors from helping

Mr. B undid his arm bandages and revealed two large, gaping wounds where he injected his heroin. He lay back in his hospital…
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