For almost thirty years, I have diligently been working to help Alabama with the Opioid crisis. I continue to serve on the Alabama Governor's Opioid Council (past and present Governors) and co-serve on the National Boards related to treatment. I also take great pride in serving on the "National Stop Stigma Now" Board with leading experts in the field of Opioid treatment. I am … [Read more...] about Email from Staats-Combs to Clanton Mayor, Chilton County law enforcement
This story should be subtitled “Still crazy in Alabama.” Here’s this report from Susan Staats -Combs, owner and director of Shelby County Treatment Center and Chilton County Treatment Center, two opioid treatment programs (OTPs) in Alabama. “At one point in history, you could see discrimination all over the web,” she recounted recently, referring to … [Read more...] about NIMBY in full force in Alabama
For two years, Hikma Pharmaceuticals generously funded AT Forum. That funding ended at the end of 2022, but AT Forum still values the company’s – and all companies’ – contributions to the field. Please keep reading! Again, thank you Hikma. These have been difficult times for many in the opioid use disorder treatment field. As AATOD’s Mark Parrino told us recently, a ship at sea … [Read more...] about Thank you Hikma!
Moving forward in 2023, with a huge proposed rulemaking change for opioid treatment programs (OTPs) (see https://atforum.com/2022/12/samhsa-proposal-update-methadone-regulations/), AT Forum talked to three executives – Megan Marx, director of integrated care at Oregon Recovery and Treatment Centers in Parker, Oregon; Jason Kletter, Ph.D., president of Baymark Health Services, … [Read more...] about Next steps for OTPs: Three executives on their vision for the future
Last month in New York, a new kind of opioid treatment program (OTP) opened. It is operated by Outreach Development Corporation and will be open 6 days a week, serving patients on Long Island. A one-time grant of $206,000 from federal funding administered by the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS), combined with more than $1.1 million in annual … [Read more...] about New kind of OTP: Integrated treatment with medications and more under one roof