We’ve known for some time that heroin addicts are at greatest risk for overdose when they reinitiate heroin use, including after detox or release from prison or jail. Some have argued that opiate maintenance is the answer to the problem. I would argue that it’s a failure of acute care and that long term recovery management is the solution.
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I have been an addiction professional and social worker since 1994. I started blogging in 2005 as the Clinical Director at Dawn Farm. I no longer work at Dawn Farm and am now the Director of Behavioral Medicine at a community hospital, and a lecturer at Eastern Michigan University’s School of Social Work. Views expressed here are my own. Keep in mind that the field, the contexts in which the field operates, and my views have changed over time. View all posts by Jason Schwartz