Avoiding Temptation on the Long Path to Total Opiate De-addiction

Behavioral changes need to be adopted early in the detox process. Like with most chronic illness, a full cure for opiate de-addiction requires considerable discipline, will power and constant monitoring. Above everything else, it requires a huge change in behavioral patterns. Relapses are very common among people attempting to overcome opiate addiction, as there is Read More

Do courts lack info about medication-assisted treatment as an option for defendants with opioid addiction?

Judges aren’t doctors, and they shouldn’t make decisions on whether medication-assisted treatment is appropriate for defendants addicted to opioids, says Timothy Young, the public defender for Ohio. But some do, he adds, and whether a defendant can be on probation or in drug court while receiving medication-assisted treatment can differ by judge, including those in the 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