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The plan will allow the city to take people with mental illness or substance abuse issues off the streets without their consent and put them into treatment.
In 2018, county saw a 400% jump in the number of new HIV diagnoses among people who inject drugs.
In the article, Sally Satel, a psychiatrist, argued that law enforcement was overzealous, and that some patients needed large doses of opioids to relieve pain.
A meta-analysis of the studies found cannabis use didn’t reduce illicit opioid use during treatment nor did it retain people in treatment.
A non-profit wants to open a safe injection site in Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood, known for high-quality, cheap heroin and daily overdose deaths.
Alcohol ramps up the effects of drugs that act on the brain and nervous system, and vice versa, which increases the risk of overdose.
Tens of thousands are dying of opioid-related overdoses in the US, but many could be saved if they had been treated with the safe, easy-to-use drug naloxone.
Nonprescription use of stimulants is a growing problem for young people, bringing not only a risk of overdose and addiction but also damaging sleep disruption.
Patient “brokers” can make initial commissions of as much as $2,000 for each patient they recruit for for-profit opioid treatment programs.
Fentanyl has been found in illicit M30, V48 and A215 pills and various powder products.
Anyone who wants to get opioid overdose drug naloxone can now obtain the drug at any pharmacy in the state without a prescription.
Clinics tout high success rates that appeal to vulnerable people suffering from addiction, even if there’s no solid evidence to support their claims or methods.
Study identified 412 counties are at least twice as likely to be at high risk for opioid overdose deaths and to lack providers who can deliver medications to treat opioid use disorder.
A six-step plan that took a system approach cut use of high-dose opioids by more than 14 percent.