Category Archives: Addiction

Treating patients with opioid disorders is not just about treating addiction. Here’s why

Posted on STAT By MEGAN THIELKING JUNE 19, 2017 DOMINICK REUTER/AFP/GETTY IMAGES Patients with opioid use disorder are much more likely than the general population to have a host of other health conditions, including hepatitis C, post-traumatic stress disorder, and anxiety. … Continue reading

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People In Recovery Worry GOP Medicaid Cuts Would Put Treatment Out Of Reach

Kaiser Health News REPEAL & REPLACE WATCH By Ben Allen, WITF June 14, 2017 Charlene Yurgaitis gets health insurance through Medicaid in Pennsylvania. It covers the counseling and medication she and her doctors say she needs to recover from her … Continue reading

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Zeldin on Opiods

Posted in Smithtown Matters, June 14 To The Editor: I read Mr. Zeldin’s op-ed concerning the opioid epidemic in wonderment. It is hard to disagree with his view that the opiod epidemic is a crisis America needs to confront. But, … Continue reading

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GOP Rep [Zeldin] brushes off town hall mom pleading for help for her heroin-addicted son

Published by ShareBlue Media By Oliver Willis   |APRIL 28, 2017 Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) refused to answer a mother after she pleaded with him to stop Donald Trump from gutting coverage for substance abuse treatment for her heroin-addicted son. Rep. Lee … Continue reading

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