Here are three strategies that the federal government should consider to ensure that naloxone is truly accessible.
Open conversation about addiction is important, but it can perpetuate myths, discouragement, and stigma.
IRETA works with courts to ensure that individuals on community supervision are receiving appropriate, high-quality care.
Addiction is a growing issue for folks over 65, and prescription medicines pose additional risks.
Tracking progress on our home state’s efforts to modernize our PDMP and improve the quality of care that all patients receive.
Ten countries have authorized Supervised Injection Facilities in about 66 cities around the world.
The recent Allegheny County report, “Opiate-Related Overdose Deaths in Allegheny County: Risks and Opportunities for Intervention,” suggests we’re getting the results we should expect to get. Until you see the data, you wouldn’t guess it. Let’s analyze overdose in Allegheny County.
Drug courts place eligible defendants in a treatment program, monitor their progress, and decide whether they have recovered sufficiently to have their cases dismissed. MAT has permeated only half of the drug courts in the country.
People are dying, healthcare costs are rising, the stigma persists, and care is hard to access. Fortunately, no matter where Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA goes to work in the morning, he’s left us with a significant document to learn from and bring to life, the 2016 Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health.
We know that treatment is more cost-effective (and compassionate) than punishment. But what we should really be talking about is good treatments.