Preventing opioid misuse and addiction: New thinking and the latest evidence

Drug policy often comprises efforts to reduce the supply of drugs, to provide health and social services to addicted individuals, and to prevent the development of addiction in the first place. The last of these efforts—prevention—is the subject of this paper. The scientific literature on drug policy offers some insights on the relative effectiveness and Read More

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

Town Hall Rallies in Mississippi to Discuss Opioid Crisis

April-May will see “Stand Up, Mississippi” organizing meetings in Kosciusko, Corinth and Lucedale. A recent poll by the National Safety Council revealed a startling fact; even though one in four Americans has been directly impacted by the opioid crisis, 40% still do not consider it to be a threat to their family. Each year 22,000 Read More