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New Ways of Treating Heroin Addiction in the South Bronx

A BETTER WAY TO TREAT ADDICTION:

A NEW STANDARD OF CARE IN THE SOUTH BRONX


Listen to the 4th chapter in a weekly podcast series by Groundtruth, called A BETTER WAY TO TREAT ADDICTION: A NEW STANDARD OF CARE IN THE SOUTH BRONX

by, May 25, 2017, By  Stephanie Daniel

“Port Morris and Montefiore’s two other Wellness Centers have adopted a growing movement in the medical community – treating opioid dependence as a chronic disease. Dr. Melissa Stein, the medical director, said the goal is to manage addiction so that patients can lead productive lives, just like people who have diabetes or high blood pressure. This unusual approach to addiction treatment has been effective. According to hospital administrators, the program’s retention rate is higher than the standard set by the state and patients are less likely to relapse than those in other methadone programs.”


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2018-07-22T16:18:56+00:00