"Yet through preliminary but reliable data, we’re discovering what is working — peer support that engages clients regularly and over the long term has a positive effect. Our goal is to shift from substance-focused measures to those that evaluate overall health and wellness, not just symptoms."
"In New Hampshire, far too many are suffering from this devastating disease. We’re looking forward to working with our partners in New Hampshire to upend the status quo and help families in the brave fight against drug and alcohol addiction,” said Kevin Kirby, CEO of Face It TOGETHER.
Physicians and brain researchers say that drugs such as buprenorphine, methadone and naltrexone are the most effective anti-addiction weapons available. Nevertheless, more than two-thirds of U.S. clinics and treatment centers do not offer the medicines.
"While a wide range of evidence-based screening, intervention, treatment and disease management tools and practices exist, they are rarely employed," the report found. Lack of effective treatment in the teen years can blight an entire life.