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Opioid Addiction: Ten Red Flags that Someone Has It

Have you seen some strange behavior recently?

Have you wondered if they are addicted to some substance?

These are serious questions to ask yourself if you believe that your loved one, friend, classmate, co-worker, spouse or neighbor may have an opioid addiction.

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Methadone Treatment: How it Works

Methadone saves lives.

It also ends lives, if done incorrectly.

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Opioid Addiction Recovery, Baltimore Style: Cleaning Up 26ers Park Brings a Sense of Purpose

It’s hard to miss the symbolism: Former opioid addicts cleaning up the drug-infested park they once used. A park that was filled with broken glass, used needles and shattered lives.

But it is much more than just symbolism. It is real change.

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Inside Baltimore City

Today the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will take a step in a positive direction to combat the nation’s opioid epidemic. The HHS will announce a regulation to permit doctors to treat more patients with buprenorphine. The medication, which has been approved by the FDA for nearly 15 years, is the only drug whose prescription by a physician is limited by congress. The Baltimore City Health Commissioner, Dr. Leana Wen, applauded the HHS stating: “I commend HHS for making a decision based on science, not stigma.” Dr Wen explains, “When prescribed properly, medication does not create a new addiction, but rather manages a patient’s disease so that they can successfully achieve recovery.”

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