Tag: the opioid crisis
OpEd: Stopping the epidemic requires a government that is going to regulate a runaway pharmaceutical industry.
OpEd: New data shows prescription opioid use fell at a historic rate last year. That data is encouraging. But behind that step forward are a dozen steps back or sideways.
“It is a huge step forward for coaches to be trained to recognize the signs and symptoms of substance abuse,” said Krista Bertschi.
"A mobile unit bypasses a lot of the red tape and allows people direct access to support, counseling, and transportation to treatment,” says Dr. Sal Raichbach.
Victory Recovery Partners opened its first outpatient addiction treatment center in Farmingville on Wednesday, the first of multiple sites the company plans open to on Long Island.
In September, the governor signed a bill that allows substance-use disorder treatment providers to recommend medical marijuana to treat pain instead of prescribing opioids. It also adds opiate-use disorder to the list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana.