NPR broadcast on the need for medication treatment (5 minutes) 2/15/2021
Featuring a recent report showing that only about 30% of residential addiction treatment programs offer maintenance medication, the gold standard of treatment for opioid use disorder. Reference: Beetham T,et al. Therapies Offered at Residential Addiction Treatment Programs in the United States. Research Letter August 25, 2020. JAMA. 2020;324(8):804-806 Free: : https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2769709
Kurt: The only recovery path that worked for me was medication assisted recovery.
Mitchell: It can get you get back on track.
Walter: Why do you have so much shame?
Catherine: Recovery can start on methadone
Chelle: Bupe has been the only thing that has worked for me.
Walter: It’s not you, it’s a brain disease
Joyce: It’s a Brain Disease.
Pat Williams: All of my heroin using peers are dead but methadone saved my life.
Walter: Options: long term medication
Erik: Methadone gives you free will again.
Walter Ginter methadone story
Stop Stigma Now on Steppin’ Out Radio: Interviews with pioneers of medication treatment for opioid use disorder.
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is proud to present this special webseries with Dr. Robert Newman of Stop Sigma Now, a group dedicated to eradicating the stigma associated with the medical treatment of addiction. They believe no one taking medication to overcome opiate addiction should feel ashamed or disgraced.
Steppin’ Out Radio is proud to present this special webseries with Dr. Mary Jeanne Kreek. Dr. Kreek is a Senior Attending Physician, Patrick E. and Beatrice M. Haggerty Professor at the Laboratory of the Biology of Addictive Diseases at The Rockefeller University in New York City. Dr. Kreek investigates how genetic factors, as well as neurobiological alterations, factor into addictive diseases such as opiate addiction, nicotine addiction, cocaine dependency and alcoholism.