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

Go to the MAT to attack opioids: Medication-Assisted Treatment can overcome addiction and overdose crisis

There are few issues that transcend New York’s geography, politics, socio-economics and just about any other metric more than the unprecedented public health emergency that is our current — and worst-ever — crisis of addiction and overdose. The crisis is a tragic equalizer between rich and poor, black and white, women and men, Republicans and 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