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Opioid Crisis in America

CDC Opioid Guidelines: Challenges in Implementation

CDC Opioid Guidelines: Challenges in Implementation

In 2016, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), in reaction to public concern over the growing opioid crisis in the United States – released a report called CDC Guideline for …

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Opioid Addiction During Pregnancy

Opioid Addiction During Pregnancy

The opioid crisis has been building in the U.S. for twenty years. Although federal, state, and local lawmakers are taking steps to combat the rising epidemic of opioid addiction and …

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Methadone Myth: Methadone Programs are Only for Heroin Addicts

Methadone Myth: Methadone Programs are Only for Heroin Addicts

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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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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