Dr Brian Sheen

Does Government Support Medication-Assisted Treatment?


Statistics from the Center for Disease Control show that over the past decade heroin use among young people age 18 to 25 has more than doubled, ninety percent of people who used heroin also used at least one other drug and forty-five percent of people who used heroin were also addicted to prescription opioid painkillers.

The Obama administration is taking additional measures to expand medication-based treatment for individuals addicted to heroin and other opioids.  Under the proposal, the limit of Suboxone and Subutex patients of one hundred per doctor would be doubled to two hundred. Also, medical school students will have to learn the new requirements for prescribing pain medications to patients.suboxone is used for opioid addiction

Overdoses killed more than 28,000 individuals in 2014

According to the US Center for Disease Control; that is more deaths than any other year of record from heroin and narcotic pain medications. At least, fifty percent of these deaths involved prescription painkillers.

The Government seems convinced that Suboxone is the answer to the drug epidemic that the Nation is now facing; however, not everyone agrees with that notion.  Suboxone has to be monitored by qualified addiction medicine doctors and coupled with counseling or therapy to be effective.  The government funding could help approximately 124,000 new patients with substance abuse addictions.

If you or someone that you know has a problem with substance abuse, please make the call for help today.  No one has to die from this disease, don’t become another statistic!  Make the call today; operators are standing by to take your call.
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Rev. Kev.
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