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In This Ohio Courthouse, Addiction Treatment Is Just down the Hall

Illinois Public Media By Paige Pfleger The Columbus, Ohio, area has been hit hard by the opioid epidemic. And local judges say their courtrooms are jammed with misdemeanor cases that are tied to addiction. Eager for solutions, they’re turning to a  treatment clinic in an unlikely location. On a busy morning at the Franklin County …

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How the Smallest State Is Defeating America’s Biggest Addiction Crisis

Politico Magazine By Erick Trickey By the time police caught Paul Roussell with heroin last summer, the 58-year-old lobster fisherman had been addicted to the drug for almost 10 years. He’d gone from sniffing two bags of heroin a day to 10, then as many as 17. He was running drugs for dealers to afford …

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Pennsylvania’s Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Pilot Program for Justice-Involved Individuals

This fact sheet from the Addiction Policy Forum describes Pennsylvania’s Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Pilot Program for Justice-Involved Individuals is a program focused on achieving better outcomes for individuals experiencing substance abuse issues who are reentering society following a period of incarceration within a Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (PA DOC) facility. The fact sheet includes the …

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