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Addiction Recovery News 07/2017




There is another side to the addiction treatment story
As the president of the Addiction Treatment Advocacy Coalition, which advocates on behalf of the over 1,700 addiction treatment facilities in California, I was concerned about the lack of balance in the coverage of the serious issues facing the ...

As I See It: Recovery's home court advantage
It's imperative to involve family and loved ones throughout every stage of addiction recovery. Not only will this help to mend potentially broken fences or address unresolved issues, it will strengthen and educate support systems for the still ...

Lives lost: No quick fix for Stark's opioid epidemic
Canton Municipal Court and Stark Mental Health and Addiction Recovery used a $408,000 state grant to start Recovery Court in April to give misdemeanor offenders addiction treatment instead of sending them to jail. The Canton City Health Department ...

Big Jim's journey: From monster to advocate for addicts
Jim Downs, who is walking to D.C. and then the Canadian border on Big Jim's Walk to bring awareness to addiction and addiction recovery, came through Smyth and Wythe counties earlier this week. He stopped in Marion Monday and in Rural Retreat, ...

Drug treatment program sees early success
An opioid addiction treatment program has put a bigger dent in the problem than expected during its first year in Sauk and Columbia counties. Tellurian opened on office in Baraboo in May, and by fall had launched the Medication Assisted Treatment, ...

Federal rules keep lid on number of drug treatment beds
With demand for addiction treatment soaring, the Braking Point Recovery Center would like to be able to admit more patients and cut more deeply into its waiting list. "We're having to set dates that are weeks out," clinical manager Alisha Rinehart said ...

Brown: Fall River addiction recovery nonprofit 'lied to' and 'deceived' by Aguiar
FALL RIVER — It was promises unkept that prompted Rene Brown, a local defense attorney and River to Recovery board member, to file an open records request to find out where grant money meant to fight substance abuse was appropriated. When Brown ...

Ohio's Medicaid rollback plan spurs addiction debate
Medicaid covers nearly half of all prescriptions for the addiction treatment drug buprenorphine in Ohio, according to a 2016 report by New Jersey-based IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics. In 2016, the ACA's expansion made up 43 percent of ...

Turn to evidence-based approaches for spending $800 million to fight opioid addiction
Major philanthropic organizations have also dedicated funding to evaluating programs targeting the opioid crisis — such as the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, which recently committed 10 to supporting rigorous evaluations of opioid addiction ...

More Americans are in treatment for opioids, but crisis keeps growing
Buprenorphine, like methadone, is a substitute opioid, but treatment is more accessible and accounted for the bulk of the $930 million spent by Medicaid on addiction treatment medications in 2016. Spending on the opioid-blocking medication naltrexone, ...

High school for recovering teens to host fundraising luncheon
The luncheon, titled "Reclaimed: A Luncheon Helping Teens Transform Through Addiction Recovery," is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club, 7000 NW Grand Blvd. The featured speaker and co-chair of the ...

Implantable Drugs Changing Addiction Treatment
It's used as part of an addiction treatment program that typically also includes counseling, lifestyle changes, and other interventions. Fuoco had taken the medication orally every day for the past eight years. But a month ago, she agreed to begin ...

Opioid addiction rates far exceed growth of medically assisted treatment, report finds
Medicaid itself pays for much of addiction treatment around the country. Do you share concern of many that, if this bill were to become law, that this — those cuts to Medicaid could only worsen an already awful epidemic? DR. TRENT HAYWOOD: From every ...

World's First Trials Of MDMA Treatment for Alcohol Addiction
An article published by The Guardian claims that a trial use of MDMA received approval a few weeks ago. The trial is being led by scientists at Imperial College London. They recruited twenty patients through the recreational drug and alcohol services ...

Hampton-Newport News board expanding opioid addiction programs
"Peer Support Services are a critical piece of the addiction recovery process because individuals can relate to other people who have walked in their shoes," Hunt said in the release. The agency has employed peer mentors for some time, but those ...

Drug dilemma: Recovery center chief says empty beds waiting for addicts
ASHLAND — Stunned and saddened, Matt Brown could only shake his head upon hearing the harrowing news about a particular batch of lethal heroin. Addiction Recovery Care's chief of staff is one of countless people who care enough to extend a hand to ...

Addiction recovery program offered Saturday
TILTON — Addiction affects the whole family. Family members, friends and all who want to understand and support the recovery of a loved are invited to a training session called Recovery Basics for Parents on Saturday, July 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at ...

North Dakota tribes ask state for help with drug addiction
In the past, tribes used to be more involved with addiction treatment, including serving on the licensing board for addiction counselors and more regular interactions with local human service centers. With First Lady Kathryn Helgaas Burgum making drug ...

Spending On Opioid Addiction Medications Rises Sharply Since 2011
The authors of the report draw a parallel between the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion and spending on buprenorphine, naltrexone and the overdose antidote naloxone, saying it has brought addiction treatment to previously underserved populations ...

North Dakota tribes seek state help with addiction treatment
North Dakota tribes are asking state officials for more help to address the opioid epidemic on their reservations. "We're all doing something, and it's all good work, but we're doing it in separate places and different directions," said Bruce Gillette ...

North Dakota tribes seek state help with addiction treatment
BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota tribes are asking state officials for more help to address the opioid epidemic on their reservations. Bruce Gillette is director of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nations' Circle of Life, a treatment center in New Town ...

Manatee church's conference set to address drug epidemic
Not only is he the co-director of Resonate Life Church's “Addicted to Life” Friday night addiction recovery program along with his wife, April, but he battled substance abuse for 25 years and says he has now been clean and sober since 2011. He has gone ...

North Dakota Tribes Asking for Help Fighting Addiction Crisis
They are hoping to revive interest in fighting addiction after the first lady says she it is making addiction treatment her platform while Governor Burgum is in office. Officials say the tribes are working hard but they are not on track with the state ...

Mother travels as advocate for drug addiction recovery
One Ohio mom is on a mission, traveling the country to help bring awareness to heroin addiction after her daughter died from an overdose. Holly DaRe was a recovered heroin addict, but after a year of being clean, one more use turned fatal. “She thought ...

Spending on Opioid Addiction Medications Rose Sharply Since 2011
The authors of the report draw a parallel between the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion and spending on buprenorphine, naltrexone and the overdose antidote naloxone, saying it has brought addiction treatment to previously underserved populations ...

Locals fear Medicaid cuts would hurt opioid fight
“Medicaid expansion has enabled thousands of Trumbull County residents to get mental health and addiction treatment. Anything you can do to keep Medicaid expansion is necessary, as it will save lives,” Caraway said. Federal lawmakers are working on a ...

Canton woman's life no longer ruled by drugs
"We were fortunate enough that day that it was available," Rastetter said. Medication-assisted treatment. Addiction treatment can take different forms. After a week of detox, Lisa went to CommQuest Services' Regional Center For Opiate Recovery in ...

How sensationalism compounds the opioid crisis
As Republicans debate alternatives to the Affordable Care Act, support for addiction treatment has been notably absent from their policy prescriptions. This stands in stark contrast with the GOP's campaign trail rhetoric. Throughout 2016, Republican ...

Buprenorphine and Naltrexone Underprescribed for Youth With Opioid Use Disorder
"Understanding which youth receive medications, which medication (buprenorphine or naltrexone) they receive, and how medication dispensing varies by sociodemographic characteristics is critical to inform the expansion of addiction treatment services, ...

North Dakota tribes seek state help with addiction treatment ...
North Dakota tribes seek state help with addiction treatment ...

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North Dakota tribes seek state help with addiction treatment | News ...

Gov. Eric Holcomb, officials announce 5 new opioid addiction treatment centers
GREENWOOD, Ind. — Gov. Eric Holcomb joined several other officials in announcing new opioid treatment centers to combat the state's growing drug epidemic. The five centers will be located in the following counties to help in what Holcomb referred to ...

Greenwood treatment center to help state fight opioid epidemic
State agencies would also work together to find training and employment for residents receiving addiction treatment, the law said. “If I could accomplish one thing in life, just granted one wish, it would be to change the trajectory that we're on right ...

ND tribes seek state help with addiction treatment
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota tribes are asking state officials for more help to address the opioid epidemic on their reservations. "We're all doing something, and it's all good work, but we're doing it in separate places and different directions ...

Indiana Adding 5 Sites for Opioid Addiction Treatment
Walthall said Indiana's Medicaid program will start covering methadone treatments as part of opioid addiction recovery on Aug. 1. She said this "will remove a significant barrier to treatment for those seeking to improve their lives." FSSA didn't ...

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Governor announces five more opioid treatment programs in Indiana
Eric Holcomb announced on Wednesday, July 5, 1017, the expansion of state-recognized opioid addiction treatment programs. Mark Curry | CNHI News Service. prev. next. GREENWOOD -- Five more treatment programs at sites scattered around Indiana will ...

Full-time rec dept., addiction recovery coach in Medford FY18 budget
The Medford City Council unanimously approved a $167 million budget for FY18 at a June 27 meeting.The budget, which totals a 3 percent increase over the ...

Study: Spending On Opioid Addiction Medications Has Risen ...
Study: Spending On Opioid Addiction Medications Has Risen ...

Ohio's GOP Senator Says Health Care Bill Needs More Changes ...
Ohio's GOP Senator Says Health Care Bill Needs More Changes ...

Five New Addiction Treatment Centers, Including One in Bloomington
The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration announced plans to add five addiction treatment centers across the state today, including one center in Bloomington. The five centers– which state officials say will be built in Greenwood, Fort ...

Ohio's GOP senator says health care bill needs more changes
Rob Portman, R-Ohio, looks up a board covered with addiction "trigger words" as he participates in a roundtable discussion with former addiction recovery clients and current employees at the Adams Recovery Center for Women, Wednesday, July 5, 2017, ...

Sen. Portman visits Loveland addiction recovery program to talk solutions to heroin epidemic
LOVELAND, Ohio -- Sen. Rob Portman visited the Adams Recovery Center for Women Wednesday to discuss the region's opioid epidemic with those who have graduated from the program. Heather Padgett, who once numbered among the center's patients, ...

Ohio Sen. Rob Portman says health care bill needs more changes
Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, listens during a roundtable discussion with former addiction recovery clients and current employees at the Adams Recovery Center for Women, Wednesday in Cincinnati. Portman discussed the importance of increased funding for ...

Indiana adding 5 sites for opioid addiction treatment
Walthall said Indiana's Medicaid program will start covering methadone treatments as part of opioid addiction recovery on Aug. 1. She said this “will remove a significant barrier to treatment for those seeking to improve their lives.” FSSA didn't ...

HHS secretary says opioid crisis 'is scourge that knows no bounds ...
HHS secretary says opioid crisis 'is scourge that knows no bounds ...

READERS WRITE: Lessons learned through addiction, recovery
On Monday, I celebrated 10 years sober. It seems almost like a lifetime ago, yet like it was only yesterday. Over the last decade, I've experienced some adversity, including prison, losing friends, and losing my father. But, as my dad would say, bad ...

Addiction treatment in jeopardy if US Senate health bill passes, NJ Democrats say
The health care debate in Congress also touches on tax cuts, as Republican measures would repeal taxes created to fund Obamacare, including some that hit hardest among the rich. Wochit. 636349501849250367-070617-presser-07.JPG. U.S. Senator ...

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