Phoenix House recently spoke with Benjamin Nordstrom, M.D., Ph.D., its new d Medical Director for Program Development, about misunderstandings about addiction treatment, how it’s changed, and what people considering treatment need to know.
Judy Rummler, president of the Steve Rummler Hope Foundation, is chairing the FED UP! Rally on October 3 in Washington, D.C. Here, Rummler discusses the goals of the rally, what FED UP! has accomplished so far, and how people can help the cause.
Since 2014, 32 states have passed laws to equip first responders with naloxone. In some states, family members and others can learn to administer the opioid antidote and be supplied with a kit. But we must do more to stem today’s opioid epidemic.
Now, in a decision with widespread implications, the West Virginia Supreme Court has ruled that people suffering from the disease of opioid addiction can sue the doctors and pharmacies who caused or contributed to their addiction.
Skyrocketing rates of opioid addiction and overdose deaths prompted Mass. Governor Charlie Baker to convene an Opioid Working Group. The group recently released its recommendations. Here’s an inside look at them from a working group member.