Tag Archives: methadone

Every 20 minutes, someone dies from overdose – but treatment isn’t keeping pace

The Bend Bulletin, Oct. 20, 2016 The abuse of prescription pain killers and illegal drugs has tripled the rate of opiate overdoses in the U.S. since 2000. Every day, 78 people die of heroin or prescription opiate overdose, a rate … Continue reading

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Despite known risks, doctors get more and more people started on opioids, too often leading to addiction, despair, and death

KVAL, July 13, 2016 The recent death of the musician Prince highlights a national problem with opioid overdoses, which on average kill 78 Americans per day. “We know that we have people dying from this,” Dr. Patrick Luedtke with Lane … Continue reading

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The price of addiction: A treatment primer for opioid dependence

From the Portland Business Journal, October 9, 2013 There are a lot of unsung heroes working in the trenches in Portland to help those who have fallen into opiate dependence. Alison Noice, director of addiction medicine treatment at CODA, is … Continue reading

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Allied Health Service’s Medford methadone clinic new location opens with little fanfare

From the Medford Mail Tribune, September 11, 2013 A methadone clinic that was forced to move from East Main Street has set up shop on Murphy Road, catching some residents by surprise. “I did not know they had moved,” said … Continue reading

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