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

What’s with all of the posts about methadone and buprenorphine?

I've been doing a lot of posts on methadone and buprenorphine lately. It's not that I think they are evil and should be banned. It's just that, if your knowledge was limited to what's in media reports, you'd believe that medications like buprenorphine and methadone are the only responsible treatment, that they are inaccessible, and that any … Continue reading What’s with all of the posts about methadone and buprenorphine?

Don’t believe the hype

About that Huffington Post article covering Obama's addiction speech a few weeks ago. ALLEGATION FACT FACT A Huffington Post investigation published in January found that the treatment industry overwhelmingly resists a medication-assisted model based on decades-old beliefs about sobriety that have been passed down by those in recovery, but have never been rigorously tested. Suboxone is the number 39 … Continue reading Don’t believe the hype

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