"Although the proposal of SIFs is one that is an evidence-based community public health strategy shown to positively impact all community members far beyond only those who are living with a substance use disorder, we see many individuals and communities staunchly opposing SIFs... As a person in long-term recovery from an opioid use disorder, I find the most troubling opposition coming right out of the recovery communities."
"A Massachusetts woman recovering from heroin addiction sued the Federal Bureau of Prisons on Friday over its policy prohibiting methadone treatment, which she wants to continue when she starts a yearlong sentence next month... It adds to growing pressure on the criminal justice system to provide methadone or other evidence-based treatments to the staggering number of inmates with opioid addiction."
More than 150,000 Americans died from alcohol and drug-induced fatalities and suicide in 2017. Nearly a third - 47,173 - were suicides.
“There are two crises unfolding in America right now,” said Dr. Benjamin Miller, the chief policy officer for Well Being Trust and the founding director of the Eugene S. Farley Jr. Health Policy Center. “One is in health care, and one is in society.” ... See MoreSee Less
As a social action documentary, "HEALING VOICES" has made a meaningful impact in communities around the world with regard to how we think about and talk about mental health. Join the Producers of "HEALING VOICES" and organizers of "REAWAKEN AUSTRALIA" Tuesday, March 5th for a free online screening a...