It’s painful to imagine that your child is abusing drugs. And while you might be consumed with worry in the moment, finding intravenous-drug paraphernalia in your teen’s room may actually turn out to be lifesaving. Although heroin is the most popular drug injected directly into a vein, prescription opioids (OxyContin), cocaine, and methamphetamine (meth), and ….
Articles on Methadone
8 AM. Stuck in traffic. Fingers tapping impatiently on the steering wheel. Marc was making his daily drive to the methadone clinic. He needed to get in and out and get to work by 9am. If this bumper-to-bumper situation didn’t improve soon, he’d be late. As his Honda crept along, Marc glanced at the shops ….
25 years. Dave has spent his entire working career in the construction industry. Day in and day out, he pushes his body to its limits. The repetitive, manual labor has taken its toll. Last year, it finally caught up with him. He injured his shoulder. The pain was intense. His doctor prescribed opioids to treat ….
At the time, it seemed — and most would agree — that ‘at-home’ methadone treatment was a public health necessity during the lockdown stages of the pandemic. Others still applaud the idea of a less restrictive and more accessible approach to the treatment. A new study now reveals some interesting patient opinions concerning at-home methadone ….
The pandemic pushed policy makers toward change. The Opioid Treatment Access Act calls for more change. But will the changes be good? That’s the current debate. To promote social distancing, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) relaxed methadone restrictions during the pandemic. They allowed up to four weeks’ worth of take-home doses. ….
In March of 2020, COVID-19 was spreading rapidly. A lot of the United States went on lockdown. For months, lots of stores, restaurants, and services were closed or unavailable. For a lot of people, this was inconvenient. For others, it was life-altering. And for the more than 300,000 people receiving daily doses of methadone from ….
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