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Treatment and MAT During a Pandemic

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.

2020-07-14T21:03:34+00:00Tags: , , , , , , |
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Prisons to Expand MAT, Treatment Access

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

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Buprenorphine Possession Decriminalized in Philadelphia

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

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Older Americans Have a Binge Drinking Problem

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

2020-01-17T17:57:07+00:00Tags: , , , , |
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CA Pharmacies Don’t Take Back Opioids Like They Should

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.

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Chicago Struggles With Sober Housing

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

2019-11-26T22:30:00+00:00Tags: , , , , , , |