In Pennsylvania, one community health center is working with new and expectant moms to tackle opioid dependency.
It’s incredibly difficult to reintegrate yourself into society when you’ve destroyed your own support system.
Imagine the effect on society if the methadone clinics suddenly shut their doors? There would be rioting, robbery, and a lot of people going back to using illicit drugs just to be able to function.
Overdose survivors need more than a second (or third) chance: they need a parachute. When you’re in free fall, a little more time isn’t much help.
Tight controls will be needed to guarantee that all funds support evidence-based methods of prevention and treatment.
While we’ve made great strides with harm reduction for people who use opioids, we’re slow to provide non-abstinence-based treatment for people who use other drugs.
I listened to what my doctor told me. I did my research and I am at peace with my decision: getting off methadone while I was pregnant just wasn’t an option.
The ACLU was able to reach a settlement on the prisoner’s behalf but were unable to garner widespread policy change.
In print and online, I preached cannabis. In life, I practiced therapy and Suboxone.
From medication to exercise, patients and psychiatrists get candid about their methods of treating depression.