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DEA Seized Enough Fentanyl to Kill Every American in 2022

The Drug Enforcement Administration on Tuesday said it has seized more than 379 million deadly doses of fentanyl this year, as the country continues to struggle with an epidemic of drug overdose deaths. The seizures include 50.6 million pills laced with the ultra-deadly synthetic opioid [...]

December 24th, 2022|Categories: Addiction Treatment News|Tags: , , |

Telehealth Proving To Be A Lifeline For Substance Use Disorder Patients

Telehealth has offered a safe, viable option to patients with substance-use disorder (SUD) during the COVID-19 pandemic and, in some ways, has potentially made care more accessible. Phone or video calls can help reduce the stigma wrongly linked with obtaining effective SUD treatment, and the [...]

November 29th, 2022|Categories: Addiction Treatment News|

Annual Economic Toll of Opioid Epidemic Reaches $1.3 Trillion

Sam Rivera used to wake up every morning and brace himself for the inevitable call: another person found dead of an opioid overdose in a park or a bathroom or an alley. But that started to change on Nov. 30, when New York City opened [...]

November 26th, 2022|Categories: Addiction Treatment News|Tags: , , |

Availability of Telehealth Improves Treatment Outcomes For Opioid Addiction

Medications such as methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone can be highly effective for treating opioid use disorder. But these are heavily regulated in the United States, which can impede their use. During the COVID-19 pandemic, health agencies used emergency authorities to allow opioid treatment programs to [...]

November 17th, 2022|Categories: Addiction Treatment News|Tags: , |

The Costs of the Opioid Epidemic Reached Nearly $1.5 Trillion in 2020

Today, in Recognition of National recovery Month, the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC)—led by Chairman Don Beyer (D-VA)—released a new analysis that finds the opioid epidemic cost the United States a record of nearly $1.5 trillion in 2020. This is up 37% from 2017, [...]

September 2nd, 2022|Categories: Addiction Treatment News|Tags: , , |
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