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 →

Signs and Symptoms of Methamphetamine Use

Methamphetamine is not the number one drug that is abused in most countries, but it is one of the most addictive and one of the most destructive. It’s important that parents and other family members are able to tell when someone they care about is abusing methamphetamine. The appearance of Meth, and Methods of Use… Continue Reading →

Absolutely a Must Read

The Stigma of Substance Use Disorder Written By Granite Recovery Centers Clinically Reviewed By Cheryl Smith MS,MLADC November 23, 2021 People with substance use disorder face a stigma that is strong and nationwide. Others dismiss their very presence with sweeping, cruel generalizations, such as ‘junkies’ or ‘drunks’. This social stigma surrounding addiction needs to be… Continue Reading →

A Bit of Good News

Percentage of adolescents reporting drug use decreased significantly in 2021 as the COVID-19 pandemic endured December 15, 2021 The percentage of adolescents reporting substance use decreased significantly in 2021, according to the latest results from the Monitoring the Future survey of substance use behaviors and related attitudes among eighth, 10th, and 12th graders in the… Continue Reading →

Expect to Be Uncomfortable

I speak of my son’s situation quite regularly in this blog. He is my reason for even beginning this. While his situation is not unique or even the worst across this country, it has led us to places the average rural American family never expects or wants to go. It is an uncomfortable situation. One… Continue Reading →

Overdoses Have Skyrocketed. How Do We Stop Them?

Dec. 2, 2021 By Spencer Bokat-Lindell On Tuesday, New York became the first city in the United States to open officially authorized injection sites: medically supervised locations where drug users can find clean needles, naloxone — a medication that reverses overdoses — and options for addiction treatment. During the first day in operation, officials said,… Continue Reading →


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