Addiction patients should not lose access to their lifesaving care right now. Treatment has to be provided in ways that are safest for both patients and healthcare workers.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has recommended that Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs) in every state provide patients with take-home medication. And the Addiction the American Society of Addiction Medicine has released its clinical guidelines for alcohol withdrawal management ahead of schedule, aiming to educate providers and help raise awareness of patients who are at risk right now.
Shatterproof has been reaching out to state leaders to offer our support in following these recommendations and increasing telemedicine access.
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