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Opioid Poisonings Rise Sharply Among Toddlers and Teenagers

Note from CAP – Security of medication is so important, especially with children in the home! Opioid Poisonings Rise Sharply Among Toddlers and Teenagers By DONNA DE LA CRUZOCT. 31, 2016 The number of children being hospitalized because of prescription opioid poisoning has risen sharply since 1997, especially among toddlers and older teenagers, researchers from the Yale School of Medicine reported. The study, published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics, analyzed data from the Kids’ Inpatient Database, a national database of pediatric …
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There’s A Treatment For Heroin Addiction That Actually Works. Why Aren’t We Using It?

http://projects.huffingtonpost.com/dying-to-be-free-heroin-treatment Dying To Be Free There’s A Treatment For Heroin Addiction That Actually Works. Why Aren’t We Using It? By Jason Cherkis January 28, 2015 The last image we have of Patrick Cagey is of his first moments as a free man. He has just walked out of a 30-day drug treatment center in Georgetown, Kentucky, dressed in gym clothes and carrying a Nike duffel bag. The moment reminds his father of Patrick’s graduation from college, and he takes a …
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Multimedia – The Partnership at Drugfree.org: Medication-Assisted Treatment

Two doctors, Dr. Edwin A. Salsitz, Medical Director, Office-Based Opioid Therapy at Beth Israel Medical Center and Dr. Josh Hersh, Suboxone Certified Physician, Staff Psychiatrist at Miami University Student Counseling Service give an overview of Medication-Assisted Treatment including Buprenorphine (Suboxone), Naltrexone and Methadone. The Partnership at Drugfree.org

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Treatment of co-occurring disorders: Medication assisted treatment for opioid addiction in opioid treatment programs

When patients with heroin and opioid addiction also have co-occurring psychiatric diagnoses, failure to identify and treat them as early as possible interferes with recovery. If you or a loved one is prescribed methadone or buprenorphine for help with their addiction and suspect that treatment of depression, anxiety, PTSD or other psychiatric conditions might be of benefit, request assistance from the treatment provider.  If that fails, obtaining it independently might be necessary. Research publications by Dr. Marc Shinderman, a past …
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Would opiate addicts like Philip Seymour Hoffman and Cory Monteith be alive today if they had been in maintenance therapy with buprenorphine or methadone instead of focusing on abstinence-based philosophies?

Could Drug-Replacement Therapy Have Saved Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Life? BY SACHA Z. SCOBLIC Philip Seymour Hoffman was an artistic icon and, for me, a sober icon. According to The New York Times, Hoffman had spoken of having 23 years of sobriety under his belt before he relapsed on prescription drugs and then, ultimately, on heroin. From that moment of relapse on, one of the greatest actors of our generation was in mortal danger: Years of sobriety had reduced Hoffman’s tolerance, …
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