Addicted to Profits: Insurance Companies Adjust Coverage of Methadone Clinics

Addicted to Profits: Insurance companies adjust coverage of methadone clinics
With lives at stake, methadone clinics play an integral role in treating opiate addicts. However, the actions of city and state government, insurance companies and private equity firms may impose financial difficulties on patients seeking opiate addiction treatment. Last month, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick declared opiate abuse a public health emergency in Massachusetts, citing potent […]
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Addiction research looks toward opiate blockers
Prescription painkillers have a double reinforcing effect, making them a risk for abuse, according to Dr. Gerardo Gonzalez, director of addiction psychiatry at University of Massachusetts Medical School. The opioids not only provide immediate euphoria, but habitual users undergo painful withdrawal if they abruptly stop taking them.
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Finding treatment for opiate addiction fraught with challenges
When opiate addiction reaches a crisis point, either through a medical emergency or a drug user's life falling apart, it can be hard knowing where to turn.
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Recovery advocate: 'We don't have a cure for addiction'
The last time Annie Parkinson, 60, of Holden, had a drink or used drugs was June 13, 1982, when she was 28 years old.
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