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Offering Buprenorphine Medication to People with Opiod Use Disorder in Jail May Reduce Arrest and Reconviction

January 18, 2022 A study conducted in two rural Massachusetts jails found that people with opioid use disorder who were incarcerated and received a medication approved to treat opioid use disorder, known as buprenorphine, were less likely to face rearrest and reconviction after release than those who did not receive the medication. After adjusting the… Continue Reading →

To End the Drug Crisis, Bring Addiction Out of the Shadows

Far too often, shame and stigma fuel addiction and prevent treatment, argues Nora Volkow, MD, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. But replacing judgment with compassion can save lives. When I was six years old, as I was having dinner with my mother and three sisters, my mother received a telegram. She broke… Continue Reading →

Fentanyl is the Leading Cause of Death in Americans 18-45

By: Dan Grossman Posted at 2:16 PM, Jan 04, 2022 and last updated 7:28 PM, Jan 04, 2022 Six years ago, fentanyl was a relatively new and unheard-of drug. Developed in 1959, it was primarily used as an anesthetic and pain reliever for medical purposes without the side effect of nausea. It is 100 times… Continue Reading →

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