Mobile Methadone Clinics are a hot item now that addiction treatment is about to ramp up by billions of Purdue dollars. Is this a good thing?
To call Dr. Mary Jeanne Kreek the Mother of Medication-Assisted-Treatment (MAT) is no exaggeration. The physician/scientist, who died March 27 at the age of 84, was not only a core part of the team who helped make the process safe, but she “conducted landmark studies that led to the establishment of methadone as a treatment for heroin addiction.”
Bad news is easy to come by. Far too easy. Especially when it comes to overcoming Substance Use Disorder. But good news is out there. In fact, it’s coming from all four corners of the country. And we’re determined to dig it up and share it every chance we get. We call it Good News Friday. And it’s become a…
Meth addiction is quickly becoming America’s biggest drug problem. It’s also pretty much impossible to treat. A new one-two punch may change all that. That’s right. Researchers have found that a combination of two existing drugs can significantly help curb meth addiction. The double-dose is injectable naltrexone and oral bupropion. Naltrexone (aka Vivitrol) is primarily used to treat opioid addiction….