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Wellesley Addiction Treatment Center Divides Community

Residents have been debating the necessity of an upcoming addiction treatment center in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Upward of 100 community members attended a public town meeting...

Treatment drug shortfall for young opioid addiction sufferers

Youngsters who are struggling with opioid addiction are hugely undertreated when it comes to receiving vital drugs which could prevent relapse and overdose. A new...

Medications for opioid use disorder see massive spikes in funding

The amount of Medicaid money spent on three crucial medications used to fight opioid use disorder (OUD) increased sharply between 2011 and 2016, with...

New potential for naltrexone in outpatient drug detox

A 2017 study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry found that an oral, extended-release version of naltrexone was safe, effective, and tolerated by...

Prisons begin experimenting with Vivitrol in attempt to keep departing inmates...

An increasing number of U.S. prisons are offering departing inmates Vivitrol to help them stay sober after they’re released. State prisons in Kentucky, Missouri, Utah,...
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