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  • Toronto police issue safety alert after four suspected fentanyl deaths

    Toronto police issue safety alert after four suspected fentanyl deaths

    Toronto police say there have been four deaths due to fentanyl and 20 incidents of fentanyl overdose since Thursday [within three days]. “Toronto police have issued a public safety alert after four deaths likely caused by fentanyl overdose in the past three days in downtown Toronto. Police said there have been four fatalities and 20 overdose incidents since Thursday. The most recent incident was on Saturday when a woman was found dead in...

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    A highly successful treatment for opioid addiction. But stigma is holding it back.

    A highly successful treatment for opioid addiction. But stigma is holding it back.

    “Medication-assisted treatment is often called the gold standard of addiction care. But much of the country has resisted it. If you ask Jordan Hansen why he changed his mind on medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction, this is the bottom line. Several years ago, Hansen was against the form of treatment. If you asked him back then what he thought about it, he would have told you that it’s ineffective — and even harmful — for drug...

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    Frequently Asked Methadone Treatment Questions

    Frequently Asked Methadone Treatment Questions

    Despite being one of the most popular treatment methods for opioid dependence, there are still a couple of questions surrounding the use of methadone. It is understandable considering that not everyone agrees with the implementation of methadone treatment. To give you a better understanding, let’s take a look at some methadone treatment questions. What is Methadone? This is the most basic question that anyone should ask about the treatment....

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    Methadone Treatment Effectiveness

    Methadone Treatment Effectiveness

    Despite the varying points of view, it is difficult to dismiss the effectiveness of the methadone maintenance treatment in the reduction of heroin use of addicts. In fact, there have been studies that revealed that the methadone treatment program is more effective than the 180-day detoxification programs, which is founded on a series of counseling services. Just how effective is the methadone treatment program? Comparison with the Alternative...

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