Feb 06 - Harm Reduction Treatment, -
Dying To Be Free: There’s A Treatment For Heroin Addiction That Actually Works. Why Aren’t We Using It?
“It continues to amaze and anger me that the treatment (and the criminal justice-based treatment) systems operate outside of any oversight when it comes to evidence-based practices. We have know for years that opiate replacement therapy is the best chance for a person to move away from illicit opiate use- and that long term maintenance on these medicines can give a person the chance to build a full life. This article provides background, good science, and compassion for all of us. Hopefully we can use this to influence policy makers and treatment providers to base treatment models on science and compassion rather than moral outrage and superiority.” Click here to read: Dying To Be Free: There’s A Treatment For Heroin Addiction That Actually Works. Why Aren’t We Using It?
Patt Denning, PhD