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Addiction Treatment Facilities Fall Badly Short, Shows Federal Study

It's well established that America’s addiction treatment industry fails to fully meet the needs of people with substance use disorders.…

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Let’s End Dangerous Wait Times for Accessing Opioid Use Disorder Meds

I had never been in trouble my whole life. Then I got in major trouble,” said Nikki, a 35-year-old woman…

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Protests as Cuomo Blocks Addiction Meds Access for Poor New Yorkers

Late on January 1, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a last-minute veto on a bill that would have ended barriers for…

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“Methadone” for Meth Is on the Horizon

The robust public health response to opioid use disorders in the United States is, in part, made possible by the…

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Study: Prior Authorization Requirement for Addiction Meds Is Killing NY Drug Users

Harm reduction activists in New York state are demanding increased access to lifesaving opioid use disorder medications, saying that regulatory…

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How to Be a Better Employer for People With Addiction or Mental Illness

It can be daunting to try to hold down a job while struggling with mental illness or drug addiction, as…

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Activists, Cuomo in “Full-Out War” Over Poor People’s MAT Access

Drug-user activists are fighting to ensure access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for some of New York State's most vulnerable citizens,…

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Filter Is Taking the “Free Methadone” Message to a Recovery Crowd

Liquid Handcuffs: A Documentary to Free Methadone is a feature documentary, created by Filter Senior Editor Helen Redmond and Marilena Marchetti,…

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Witnessed Urine Screens in Drug Treatment: Humiliating and Harmful

My heart drummed in time to my racing thoughts, which repeated an increasingly urgent command. Just. Fucking. Pee. But instead…

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The White Van Prescribing Buprenorphine Outside a Baltimore Jail

In 2017 the Behavioral Health Leadership Institute (BHLI), a Baltimore nonprofit, rented a truck. The large white GMC van sits…

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