It just got a lot easier for physicians to prescribe the gold standard of treatment for opioid use disorder. But there's still work to do.
Congress has recognized that the public health and economic emergencies created by COVID are making an already dire addiction crisis much worse.
The holidays look very different this year, but I am finding joy in the little things, practicing gratitude, and counting my blessings.
We're currently treating addiction in emergency rooms after acute episodes like an overdose occur. But it doesn't have to be this way.
The addiction crisis has been worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic. Sadly, only 1 in 10 Americans will get treatment, and even fewer will receive evidence-based care.
As new funds come in, our national response must address all forms of addiction.
ATLAS is a free, web-based platform that helps exhausted, distraught and confused people find the help they need.
Try typing “treatment center” in a search engine. You'll find endless results ranging from professional treatment center “chains” to places offering outdated, often ineffective approaches.
Finding evidence-based, high quality medical care to treat the foremost health crisis in our country should not be a matter of chance.
No mother should have to walk in my shoes, but until the day that’s possible I am hopeful that a tool like ATLAS will be provide fact-based guidance and ensuring patients receive the care that’s
Finding the right addiction treatment is essential for recovery. I am miraculously lucky, but many are not.
The holiday season is tough for people affected by addiction. This year it's looking even more so, as COVID-19 continues to keep us isolated from friends, family, and support systems.
We spoke with Dr. Lisa Hunsicker about pain management during and after breast reconstruction surgery.