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NYC Rolls Out Courier System to Deliver Methadone to Isolated Patients

For the 30,000 patients who take methadone every day for opioid use disorder in New York City, one big worry was potentially taken away this week. If they are not able to get to their opioid treatment program (OTPs, commonly known as methadone clinics) because they are quarantining with COVID-19 or symptoms of it, they...
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How the coronavirus is hurting drug and alcohol recovery

When COVID-19 hit the U.S., public health professionals were already busy battling another epidemic – the drug crisis in this country. President Trump announced Wednesday that the nation will launch enhanced counter-narcotics operations in the Western Hemisphere to prevent drug cartels from exploiting the coronavirus pandemic.
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The Coronavirus Pandemic Has Made The Opioid Epidemic Even Worse

Deaths from drug overdoses are likely to increase during the coronavirus outbreak because of disruption to recovery routines and access to treatment, according to counselors and people whose rehabilitation depends on daily care.
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Estimated 15,000 NYC Methadone Patients to Be Isolated. How Will They Get Meds?

There are about 30,000 methadone patients in New York City, all taking methadone on a daily basis for opioid use disorder. About 15,000 of them are going to be isolated because of suspected exposure to or contracting of coronavirus, according to a New York City Department of Health estimate given to the top private-sector opioid...
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COMPA President on WCNY Radio discussing how potential settlement money from the country’s opioid manufacturers be should spent to combat the opioid crisis.

How should potential settlement money from the country’s opioid manufacturers be spent to combat the opioid crisis? Allegra Schorr, President of the Coalition of Medication Assisted Treatment Providers and Advocates, discussed the impacts a settlement can have.
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In Person or At Home? OTPs and Patients Face Tough Choices Amid COVID-19

(Albany, NY) The Senate Majority today advanced bills to combat substance misuse and protect New York communities from the scourge of opioid addiction. Additionally, the Senate Majority released a report generated by the Joint Senate Task Force on Opioids, Addiction & Overdose Prevention. The Task Force was charged with holding hearings, visiting treatment sites, and...
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