CDC Finds At-Home Opioid Addiction Treatment Effective

Did not create more opioid deaths, but healing

During the pandemic, methadone clinics allowed those with opioid addiction to administer methadone to themselves at home. Government researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and the National Institute of Drug Abuse have studied the effectiveness of self-administered methadone treatments, and released a study on Wednesday that found that at-home self-treatment reduced drug overdoses by 1.3% in one year.

Chief Medical Officer of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Dr. Neeraj Gandotra called the early analysis “very promising.” SAMHSA is the federal agency within the Department of Health and Human Services that regulates methadone clinics across the country. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Dr. Neeraj Gandotra as he oversees the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
  • For Director Walensky to seek God’s direction as she manages the CDC.
  • For Secretary Becerra as he considers data and information regarding the pandemic.
  • With thanks to the Lord for measures to prevent drug overdoses.

Sources: AP, Department of Health and Humans Services


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