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
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
Being prepared for an uncomfortable opiate detox can significantly increase the chances of a full withdrawal The course of true sobriety rarely runs smooth. The first few steps towards de-addiction are the most difficult, and knowing what to expect will go a long way in helping the patient stay the course. Once the level of Read More