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Combating pill mills: Establishing standards for addiction treatment with Comprehensive Opioid Recovery Centers

Combating pill mills: Establishing standards for addiction treatment with Comprehensive Opioid Recovery Centers

By Lauren McGrath As a nation, we are increasingly aware of the toll the opioid epidemic is having on our county. A recent study from consulting firm Altarum explored the financial impact of the opioid epidemic, concluding it has cost the U.S. more than $1 trillion since 2001. The analysis says the costs of the

Pregnant and addicted: Bluegrass program aims to help women of child-bearing age dependent on opioids

Since the late 1980s, policymakers have debated the question of how society should deal with the problem of women’s substance use during pregnancy. Prosecutors in many states have attempted to rely on a host of criminal laws already on the books to attack prenatal substance use. Fortunately, many states, such as Kentucky, have placed a

Comprehensive approach to opioid addiction and the role of primary care

  It is well established that Kentucky has a significant substance use disorder crisis specifically related to the proliferation of opioids.  In 2015, more than 1200 Kentuckians lost their lives to drug-related overdoses. Statewide, the Commonwealth experienced double-digit increases in 2015 overdose rates: 17 percent in Kentucky and 31 percent in Jefferson County (KY ODPC

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