COVID-19 RESPONSE AS OF 03/28/2020

CENTER FOR ADDICTIVE PROBLEMS/CAP OF DOWNERS GROVE/CAP QUALITY CARE COVID-19 RESPONSE AS OF 03/28/2020 To prevent the further spread of COVID-19, Governor Pritzker has issued an order for people to shelter at home as much as possible.  If/when people have to be in public to meet essential needs, including attending CAP for medication, individuals are encouraged to follow these common-sense practices: Maintain a social distance of 6 feet from other individuals. Wash hands frequently for at least 20 seconds using …
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COVID-19 Response as of 3/12/2020

CENTER FOR ADDICTIVE PROBLEMS/CAP OF DOWNERS GROVE/ CAP OF MAINE COVID-19 RESPONSE AS OF 03/12/2020 Info about COVID-19: Infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can cause illness ranging from mild to severe and, in some cases, can be fatal. Symptoms typically include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. According to the CDC, symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure. The virus is thought to spread mainly …
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New York Times Opinion Article – Serving All Your Heroin Needs

Serving All Your Heroin Needs By SAM QUINONES APRIL 17, 2015 FATAL heroin overdoses in America have almost tripled in three years. More than 8,250 people a year now die from heroin. At the same time, roughly double that number are dying from prescription opioid painkillers, which are molecularly similar. Heroin has become the fallback dope when an addict can’t afford, or find, pills. Total overdose deaths, most often from pills and heroin, now surpass traffic fatalities. If these deaths …
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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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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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