According to the CDC, there have been more than 700,000 drug overdose deaths in the U.S. from 1999 to 2017. In addition, 68 percent of drug overdoses in the U.S. involved a opioid.
To help tackle this national crisis, Congress passed the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 last September, which provides an estimated $7.9 billion for the CDC, the Department of Health and Human Services, and other agencies with programs aimed at addressing the opioid epidemic.
While these larger efforts are helping to address this problem, it is often the more regionalized clinics that are on the frontline helping to provide the most sound recovery treatments.
With three outpatient clinics in the Boston region, Column Health is leading the way with cutting-edge treatments through evidence-based, world-class treatment and education. These include psychotherapy, integrated lab testing, detoxification, and medication management.
Column Health also is branding its efforts in a way that positions itself as offering addiction treatment that “doesn’t suck.” The organization also believes that people who suffer from substance related disorders are people first and patients second. It also treats everyone, regardless of socio-economic status.
The combination of new laws passed by Congress along with efforts by organizations like Column Health is allowing our nation to more effectively deal with the opioid epidemic.
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