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.
While access to Medicated-Assisted Treatment (MAT) varies at private treatment centers, The Bureau of Prisons has begun to offer it at prisons across the United States. A report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) outlines seven ways steps for the BOP to take so they can organize their treatment for addicted inhttps://www.americanaddictionfoundation.com/getting-help/medication-assisted-treatment-mat/mates to make the
Everyone knows that kids seem to grow up too fast nowadays, but research is showing that youths are waiting longer to try drugs or alcohol. New research shows that between 2004 and 2017, teens trying alcohol for the first time started doing it at an older age – from 16 to 17. For illicit drugs,
In Philadelphia, the District Attorney’s Office has announced they will no longer prosecute people who possess buprenorphine, also known as Suboxone, illegitimately. What is Suboxone? Used as a drug that prevents withdrawal and overdoses, Buprenorphine is a drug used as Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT). People with an opioid use disorder often take the drug, overseen by
Older people in America are binge-drinking even more dangerously than in years past. While young people aren’t drinking more than usual, people over the age of 30 are drinking a lot more, according to information put out recently by the Centers for Disease Control. (CDC) The CDC Report Numbers The CDC report, published Thursday, shows
California pharmacies don’t take back opioids, although FDA guidelines recommend that all pharmacies help their customers dispose of unused drugs properly. While many people are unaware that they can dispose of unused medications at pharmacies, sometimes the pharmacies don’t know procedures for disposal, either. It is doubtful that the problem is isolated to California alone.
A recent investigation from Eyewitness 7 News in Chicago reveals a story that’s unfolded in many cities: people looking to find legitimate sober housing left without the resources they need. There aren’t enough beds to people trying to get help with addiction from harder drugs like opioids, and many of the homes are scams that
In sober living situations, you’re usually living with other people of the same gender who are in recovery. Communication is a valuable skill you should try to learn while living with others in sobriety. All sober living communities have rules, but for the most part, it’s up to the occupants to make sure that things
The Trump administration says that they have spoken with the FDA, asking them to ban flavored e-cigarettes, according to CNBC News. In the wake of hundreds of mysterious, serious lung illnesses and at least five deaths, US Healthy Secretary Alex Azar told reporters that the policy is being finalized. Last month, Michigan became the first
In the past few months, people in Wisconsin, Illinois, and other states in the US have come down with what is caused a “mysterious” illness. Within hours of vaping, young people (many who are teens) have ended up in the hospital with what doctors describe as an acute respiratory illness that causes them to have