Because addiction is a chronic, relapsing disorder, patients commonly need repeated courses of treatment for sustained remission. This recent article from Forbes magazine illustrates how the language we use can
The drug that reverses opioid overdoses is safe and easy to use. Read the full Slate article here.
When we launched our Call Center a couple of years ago, we made it much easier for patients and their families to reach us and get timely treatment. Now CODA
This NOVA episode from PBS is one of the best of its kind. Join the many families, workplaces, faith communities and other groups who are getting together and watching this
It’s a good time of year to check out the page on School and Campus health on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website. SAMHSA’s stats and information
All too often, substance use disorders can be viewed as health challenges that exist separately from other conditions. SAMHSA (the federal Substance Use and Mental Health Services Administration) has been
A deadly opioid is causing a record number of overdose deaths in the Midwest. The drug is a synthetic opioid (meaning, it is made in a lab, not from poppies)
The epidemic of opioid use disorders is a subject that has been in the news nearly every day for months. In what may be the most significant development in the
Check out this Seattle Times story of a mother who uses her celebrity to draw attention to the opioid epidemic. Penny LeGate is well known in that city for her
In his New York Times column “Heroin Doesn’t Have to Be a Killer” columnist Nicolas Kristof has again looked closely at an issue that is often overlooked, even by top
A well-written article by writer Jason Cherkis on the Huffington Post site describes one man’s experience with heroin addiction and raises thoughtful questions about treatment options.
The Oregonian reports that some 50,000 people were able to get coverage by year’s end through the state’s healthcare exchange, Cover Oregon. Those people are in addition to “more than 100,000 people who were