1. Most Residential Addiction Treatment Programs Don’t Offer Live-Saving Medication

Patients seeking treatment for opioid addiction have limited access to life-saving medication, buprenorphine, in residential treatment facilities across the U.S. Research published in JAMA finds that 29% of 368 programs contacted offer the drug that helps reduce cravings for heroin or fentanyl. (wbur.org)

2. Most Residential Addiction Treatment Programs Don’t Offer Live-Saving Medication

Patients seeking treatment for an opioid addiction have limited access to a life-saving medication, buprenorphine, in residential treatment facilities across the U.S.  (wbur.org)

3. Free Addiction Recovery Program In Abilene Creating Bonds, Second Chances

A faith-based addiction recovery program in Abilene is helping people forge new paths.

With joyful voices and happy hearts, the Men of Nehemiah Abilene sing praises as this brotherhood battles through their addictions alongside founder Lee Morris. (bigcountryhomepage.com)

4. Drug Abuse On The Rise Because Of Covid-19

The Coronavirus pandemic is bad enough, but reports have surfaced about a resurgence in opioid use in the wake of widespread unemployment and traumatic isolation created by the lockdowns. (ehstoday.com)

5. N.J. Assn. Of Mental Health And Addiction Agencies Pushing For More Funding In The Budget

Debra Wentz, CEO of the New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies, is pushing for full funding of behavioral health services in the next budget — saying it will be critical to the state’s bottom line moving forward. (roi-nj.com)