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West Virginians Fight To Save A Generation From Opioid Addiction, Often With Hands Tied
Even as it leads the U.S. in overdose deaths, the state has been slow to use one of the most effective addiction treatments.
Congress Finally Passes Bipartisan Legislation To Address Opioid Epidemic
The president said he will sign the bill, but he has reservations about its lack of funding.
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Democrats Dig In For Last Stand On Heroin Funding Fight
The good news: Feds are already moving to increase access to a top addiction treatment.
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Senators Urge Feds To Expand Access To Opioid Addiction Medication
The Department of Health and Human Services proposed a rule change in March. But senators say it doesn't go far enough.
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Med Students Take Battle Against Opioid Epidemic Into Their Own Hands
Because how to treat addiction isn't taught enough in medical schools.
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Obama Administration Offers Desperately Needed Help For People Addicted To Opioids
HHS lays out its plan to raise the patient cap for doctors prescribing addiction medication.
Senate Amendment Would Dramatically Improve How Doctors Treat Heroin Addiction
The legislation would expand access to evidence-based treatment for opioid addicts.
Drug Use in the Military and the Need for Harm Reduction
Advocacy and Communications Coordinator for the North Carolina...
When Kevin Rumley joined the Marine Corps after 9/11 to fight for his county, he never dreamed it would set him on a path to heroin addiction. But then again, no one who has struggled with drug dependency ever imagined ending up in that place.
Sooner Rather Than Later: The Preference for Abstinence Over Maintenance
Judge David A. Tapp
Judge of the 28th Judicial Circuit in Kentucky, Adjunct Profes...
We all need to focuses on effectively treating the underlying illness of addiction. There is no magic medication, no single treatment strategy which is 100% effective. Every approach must take into account the individual and relevant factors which exist in the community.
HuffPost Among 2015 George Polk Award Winners
Jason Cherkis won for "Dying To Be Free," a look at heroin addiction treatment.
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Obama Administration Puts Big Money Into Transforming Heroin Treatment Industry
Of the 2.2 million people who need treatment for opioid addiction, only about 1 million are receiving it, officials say.
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Few Doctors Are Willing, Able To Prescribe Powerful Anti-Addiction Drugs
By Christine Vestal, Pew's Stateline
Most doctors claim they don’t have the training or the time to treat high-maintenance opioid addicts in their busy practices, despite urgent calls from federal and state officials.
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Obama Administration Makes Big Announcement Addressing Heroin Epidemic
"We need to lift people out of opioid-use disorder through medication-assisted treatment."
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Feds Now Pushing States Toward Medical Treatment For Heroin Addicts
Some federal grants will even require rehab centers to offer it.
5 Ways We Can Reduce Drug Overdoses
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