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.

    Indivior Case: Don’t Throw Out the Buprenorphine With the Bathwater

    In the lucrative but hit-and-miss opioid use disorder treatment field, buprenorphine is one medication ...

    Why Are Methadone Patients Still Being Punished for Marijuana Use?

    Marijuana, which is now legal for medical use in 33 states and counting, can ...

    Dietary Supplement? Or Drug? The Kratom Regulation Debate

    Is kratom a plant (Mitragyna speciosa)—originating in Southeast Asia and long used in traditional ...

    The Tricky Connection Between MAT and Low Sex Drive

    Imagine going through opioid use disorder treatment with methadone or buprenorphine, perhaps getting a job and family ...

    Should I Drug Test My Kids? Why the Experts Say No

    Does anyone still want to do drug tests on their children? Apparently so, because ...

    Fifteen Examples of Discrimination Against People With Substance Use Disorders

    In light of the imminent threats to the confidentiality of substance use disorder patients, ...

    Confidentiality for Patients With Substance Use Disorders Is Under Threat

    When patients seek treatment for substance use disorders (SUDs)—in a society that stigmatizes and ...