The Opioid Epidemic and the Justice System

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Corrections officials at a Philadelphia conference call medication-assisted drug treatment a “game-changer” for inmates who otherwise are likely to relapse upon release. But it’s still a tough sell in many states.
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2 thoughts on “The Opioid Epidemic and the Justice System

  1. My son has been clean from the needle and Heroin thru a Methadone clinic and most saving grace is a job as a caretaker for severely developmentally disabled adults. He loves his job because it gets him out of his own self-pity. Working for him, make work for someone else. Helping one person is a big deal. One day at a time, one person at a time.

  2. The study indicating low retention by addicts of naltrexone was based on oral naltrexone, a pill that must be taken daily, like methadone or Suboxone. The preferred method for naltrexone for opioid addiction is an injection that lasts for 28 days. Injected naltrexone (Vivitrol) wasn’t approved by the FDA until 2010.

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