Alison Knopf Alison Knopf

    Alison has written about substance use for more than 30 years. She has also written for many years about medical coding. A freelance writer, she is also the editor of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Weekly, and managing editor of Child & Adolescent Psychopharmacology Update and Child & Adolescent Behavior Letter—all published by WILEY. She also writes for Addiction Treatment Forum.

    Methadone Patients’ Data Poised to Be Entered Into PDMPs

    Starting August 14, methadone patients face the very real possibility that their long-protected privacy ...

    SAMHSA Rule-Change Strips SUD Patients’ Privacy, Invites Police Intrusion 

    The long-awaited final rule revising 42 CFR Part 2—the confidentiality regulation applying to substance ...

    Why an OASAS License for a Low-Threshold Bupe Provider Is So Significant

    REACH—a harm reduction-oriented health center in Ithaca, New York that prescribes buprenorphine, among many ...

    SUD Patients’ Confidentiality a Quiet Victim of the CARES Act

    It took COVID-19 to do what the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration ...

    Second Woman Reports Sexual Assault by TSA in Orlando

    A Transport Security Administration (TSA) officer sexually assaulted me during a “search” at Orlando ...

    How the TSA Has Stonewalled My Follow-Up to Being Sexually Assaulted

    Last fall, a Transportation Security Administration agent sexually assaulted me at Orlando International Airport. ...

    The Formidable Challenge of Understanding Pain

    Whether you consider opioids to be the gold standard for treating pain or a ...