Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, vital services that address addiction recovery have been thrown into upheaval. Many people who were in treatment may have dropped out at the beginning of the coronavirus crisis. Some treatment centers shuttered. And people in need of Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder found themselves without access to their medication.
The New York Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services announced funding last week to complete fourteen new alcohol and drug treatment centers to help combat the addiction epidemic. The state is dedicating $5.1 million in funding to the effort across the state. They also announced additional funding for two recovery centers. One of the
A man who describes himself as Malibu’s “rehab mogul” is accused of sexually assaulting several women at his rehab centers, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office. Police believe that after the arrest, more victims will come forward. Police say that Christopher Bathum, 55, sexually assaulted former clients at his sober living facilities that