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Advisory Council on Heroin and Opioid Prevention and Education

2018 Year-End Report of State and Local Responses to the Opioid Crisis: Interagency Coordination Plan ACT 88State of Louisiana CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

Buprenorphine Outpatient Outcomes Project: can Suboxone be a viable outpatient option for heroin addiction?

Background Opioid dependence treatment traditionally involves methadone clinics, for which dispensing schedules can be cumbersome. Buprenorphine, a partial agonist of the mu receptor and antagonist of the kappa receptor, is a potential outpatient alternative to methadone. Funded by a grant from the State of Maryland’s Community Health Resources Commission (CHRC), the Buprenorphine Outpatient Outcomes Project

Stop the Stigma – Substance Use Disorder

The term “stigma” is used throughout this chapter and the report to represent the complex of attitudes, beliefs, behaviors, and structures that interact at different levels of society (i.e., individuals, groups, organizations, systems) and manifest in prejudicial attitudes about and discriminatory practices against people with mental and substance use disorders. Attention to stigmatizing structures of

Louisiana officials fight opioid crisis

By the end of 2016, the opioid prescribing rate in Louisiana had declined almost 11 percent since 2007. But even with that marked progress, there were still almost enough opioid prescriptions dispensed for every resident in Louisiana to have one, according to the latest data released from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With a

Committed to Curbing Opioid Abuse in Louisiana

BY: ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF LANDRY We have all seen it: a valid prescription becomes abuse, abuse becomes addiction, and addiction turns into illegal activity or death. From urban metropolises to rural towns and affluent areas to poorer neighborhoods, no community is immune to the opioid abuse epidemic. Every day, Americans lose 120 family members and

Medication and Counseling Treatment

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a “whole-patient” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. Research shows that a combination of medication and therapy can successfully treat these disorders, and for some people struggling with addiction, MAT can help sustain recovery. Learn about