Most popular posts of 2015 – #3 – The treatment system is failing opiate addicts

Stories like this are getting a lot of attention lately: State Sen. Chris Eaton is planning to introduce legislation to encourage opiate treatment providers and doctors to break with an abstinence-based model and embrace evidence-based practices for treating addiction, the Minnesota Democrat told The Huffington Post. I want to make it clear that I know nothing … Continue reading Most popular posts of 2015 – #3 – The treatment system is failing opiate addicts

The treatment system is failing opiate addicts

Stories like this are getting a lot of attention lately: State Sen. Chris Eaton is planning to introduce legislation to encourage opiate treatment providers and doctors to break with an abstinence-based model and embrace evidence-based practices for treating addiction, the Minnesota Democrat told The Huffington Post. I want to make it clear that I know nothing … Continue reading The treatment system is failing opiate addicts

Reducing overdoses

A new leader in the Open Society Institute shares a sensible perspective on reducing overdoses: Looking ahead, reducing drug overdoses will require major shifts in how we approach substance use. First, and possibly most importantly, Maryland needs to connect individuals struggling with addiction to high-quality addiction treatment that is integrated with their primary care. Primary care providers … Continue reading Reducing overdoses

the revolving door

Points has an interview with Bill White. He makes several points that his followers will be very familiar with, but I don't remember him putting it together so concisely. I've also heard him discuss recovery capital and acute care models, but never heard him frame the acute care model as working well for low to … Continue reading the revolving door

The gold standard

Recovery Review has a terrific post reviewing a journal article examining addiction treatment for physicians. He pulled this from the source journal article: Recognizing that SUDs are biological disorders with major behavioral components (just like diabetes and coronary artery disease), the relatively high level of success exhibited by physicians whose care is managed by PHP is … Continue reading The gold standard