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New York Prison Lauded for Opiate Addiction Treatment Program

New York Prison Lauded for Opiate Addiction Treatment Program.

YEAH!

Imagine a prison program that actually helps people!  And if you look at all the costs we incurr just trying to keep drugs out of prisons and jails–a bargain to boot!

The article does have some misinformation about both methadone and buprenorphine (I should say misleading comments)…however, the overall message is TREATMENT WORKS.

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  1. July 16, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    I know….the truth is any drug has a street value if it can be abused by someone. Remember when kids were abusing cough syrup, Lou! I am all for proactive, educated and pro-medication/pro-treatment journalism….but the facts in this story are misleading and will only serve to make people distrust the “real” story about the success of Suboxone in many patients.

    Its unfortunate that the GOOD message in this story (offer treatment while addicts are in prison) is lost in it’s complete lack of research!

  2. Lou
    July 14, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Buprenorphine has no street value? That’s not what I hear.
    As you say, it is about time prisons came around to giving people tools to break the cycle of addicition.

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