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Opioid Crisis in America

Community Response to the Opioid Crisis: The Case for Needle Exchange Programs

Community Response to the Opioid Crisis: The Case for Needle Exchange Programs

When the first needle exchange program (NEP) appeared in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in 1983, law enforcement officials in the U.S. were not impressed with the idea.

The differences of opinion between …

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Methadone Mythbusters: Do People on Methadone Lack Willpower?

Methadone Mythbusters: Do People on Methadone Lack Willpower?

In our recent blog post Methadone: Changing Attitudes, Saving Lives we discussed the benefits of methadone treatment for people struggling with an opioid use disorder. The purpose of that post …

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Methadone MythBusters: The Addiction Bait and Switch

Methadone MythBusters: The Addiction Bait and Switch

By Chris Johnston, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Pinnacle Treatment Centers

In our recent blog Methadone: Changing Attitudes, Saving Lives we discussed the benefits of methadone treatment for people struggling with an …

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Gov. Wolf should sign opioid abuse prevention bill

Earlier this year, Gov. Tom Wolf issued a disaster declaration over the opioid crisis that is ravaging communities throughout Pennsylvania. His declaration followed the General Assembly’s action in passing 13 …

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Wolf should sign 'drug formulary bill'

Earlier this year, Gov. Tom Wolf issued a disaster declaration over the opioid crisis that is ravaging communities throughout Pennsylvania. His declaration followed the General Assembly's action in passing 13 …

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Restaurant owner working against the odds, employing recovering addicts

Restaurant owner working against the odds, employing recovering addicts

Ninety percent of Perez's employees have some sort of addiction in their past, within the last two years. Jason Gibson is on his fourth try at recovery. "In my 20s …

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Sick of being addicted? In Georgetown, police want to help

Sick of being addicted? In Georgetown, police want to help

The Georgetown Police Department is implementing a new program to help those with drug addiction.

The Angel Program, which was launched Tuesday, allows Scott County drug addicts who voluntarily enter the …

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How to recognize heroin addiction and help with recovery

How to recognize heroin addiction and help with recovery

When laying out life plans and dreaming about the future, people don’t usually include drug addiction in their vision. Sometimes, a person gets entangled in addiction because of peer pressure, …

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What We’re All Getting Wrong About America’s Opioid Crisis

What We’re All Getting Wrong About America’s Opioid Crisis

It’s only natural, when faced with a tragedy of staggering proportions, to retreat behind the barricades of our prejudices and preconceptions. It’s comforting to imagine there’s something about the victims …

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Amanda Bynes says she is sober and ready to start acting again

Amanda Bynes says she is sober and ready to start acting again

Bynes is back.
After some tumultuous years of arrests, rehab and more, the former actress and child star appeared on camera Friday for her first interview in four years to talk about her …

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