Learn about reducing unhealthy substance use in emergency settings, including the use of buprenorphine for patients with opioid addiction
We would help a lot more people with opioid use disorders and quell a lot of criticism if we stopped using this inaccurate paradigm in addiction treatment
Inaccurate ideas and discriminatory policies toward pregnant substance users create barriers to appropriate care. One local center is stepping up to the plate.
Benzodiazepines (BZDs) are widely used and abused in conjunction with medication-assisted treatment (MAT). The frequency with which MAT patients concurrently use BZDs carries major risk of harm, including mortality. In Philadelphia, BZD abuse in MAT programs as a long term problem that seemed to be expanding in severity and scope. […]