Doctors, patients: Efforts to block opioid addiction are also blocking treatment

MILWAUKEE — Just walking up to a pharmacy window is enough to send Tina Kasten’s brain into overdrive. “You freak out,” Kasten said, using words like “anxiety” and “stress” to describe how she feels when she tries to pick up her prescription. Kasten, who lives in Manitowoc, takes Suboxone as part of her treatment for Read More

Why Employers, Unions and EAPs Should Embrace Outpatient Addiction Treatment

FREEHOLD, N.J., Nov. 5, 2019  /PRNewswire/ –The nation spent $35 billion annually on addiction treatment, and  had little to show for it, as the opioid epidemic ballooned over two decades claiming nearly 200 lives each day. “Although treatment availability expanded over the years, it was more of the same inpatient treatment, which largely failed because it was based on Read More

FINDING HOPE: Treating drug addiction for Treasure Valley veterans

BOISE, Idaho — This Veterans Day, it’s important to remember many veterans who return home after service are left with physical and mental injuries in need of treatment. For some, that eventually leads to drug addiction. At the Boise VA, the staff offers a multi-faceted approach to address addiction while treating the veteran as a whole. “I Read More