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Early Data Show Promise in Telephone Counseling for Opioid-Use Disorder

Early Data Show Promise in Telephone Counseling for Opioid-Use Disorder

Providers grapple with how to protect vulnerable patients and maintain addiction treatment. For 46-year-old Jocelyn Tavarez, maintaining access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) during the pandemic meant going from “The Flintstones” to “The Jetsons” in a matter of days, she told MedPage Today. Tavarez has been receiving MAT and other services at CODAC Behavioral Healthcare — …

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John Gilbert Getty Died from Complications

John Gilbert Getty Died from Complications of Accidental Fentanyl Overdose: Medical Examiner

The cause of death for John Gilbert Getty, the grandson of oil tycoon J. Paul Getty, has been revealed two months after his death at the age of 52. Getty died of cardiomyopathy and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, complicated by fentanyl toxicity, the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office in Texas confirms to PEOPLE. The office …

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Best AA Meetings West Palm Beach Alcoholics Anonymous

The best AA meetings West Palm Beach options are amongst the best in Florida and the United States. There are a variety of Alcoholics Anonymous(AA) meetings in West Palm Beach because it’s one of the nation’s most popular destinations for addiction treatment. Many individuals come here to start their recovery journey and attend addiction treatment. …

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Covid-19 has shed light on another pandemic of depression, anxiety and grief

Erin N. Marcus is a professor of clinical medicine at the University of Miami and a Public Voices fellow. Along with the resurgence of covid-19, an insidious and less perceptible pandemic has arisen: one of anxiety, depression and grief. It’s a phenomenon I’ve seen among people seeking help in the primary care clinic where I …

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OxyContin maker to plead guilty to federal criminal charges, pay $8 billion, and will close the company

Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, has agreed to plead guilty to three federal criminal charges for its role in creating the nation’s opioid crisis and will pay more than $8 billion and close down the company. The money will go to opioid treatment and abatement programs. The privately held company has agreed to pay …

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12 Anxiety Symptoms That Might Point to a Disorder

Everyone can expect to have the occasional bout of anxiety—maybe you get nervous before an interview or a first date—but sometimes, that anxiety doesn’t subside, which may indicate an anxiety disorder. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), there are a few different types of anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, …

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