PCSS Treatment Works highlights success stories in the treatment of opioid use disorder.
Perhaps a social worker will hand a patient a pamphlet on addiction or treatment, or in some cases, the ED may even administer a dose of buprenorp… Read more
Melinda Goodwin works with OUD patients for a non-profit organization in Pennsylvania, a state hit hard by the opioid misuse epidemic. In 2015, more t… Read more
Lona, 43, began drinking alcohol excessively when she was just 11 years old while spending the weekend drinking with her father. She realized even at … Read more
John came to the Veteran's Administration (VA) in Seattle seeking help. Because of the VA's long wait list for treatment slots for patients with opioi… Read more
A 19-year-old woman with OUD (IV heroin), a history of depression and self-harm presented to Harborview Medical Center's Addiction Services in Seattle… Read more
It may be an all too familiar story, and one that often ends in tragedy. But this time, Michael got lucky. Not only did have a family support, he had … Read more
Her dad was committed to his daughter and stayed in touch, but was fearful of taking the drastic step of of going to the courts to have her committed … Read more