tag | addiction treatment

Inside some Pennsylvania rehabs, ‘it’s like COVID doesn’t exist’

When treatment facilities ignore coronavirus protocols, patients are forced to choose between recovery and safety.
By Aneri Pattani/Spotlight PA

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Quarantining patients at Pa. drug treatment centers could pose risk, but many have nowhere else to go

Some people in treatment centers have nowhere to go. With recovery houses and homeless shelters closing to new entrants, alternatives are dwindling
By Aneri Pattani/Spotlight PA

Pa. eases take-home restrictions on meds for people in opioid recovery to reduce clinic crowds

Some patients in treatment for opioid use disorder will be able to take home up to a month’s supply of methadone, Pennsylvania officials announced Wednesday.
By Aneri Pattani/Spotlight PA

Pennsylvania offers student debt repayment for health care workers in addiction treatment field

Doctors, licensed social workers and other behavioral health care professionals who have been working in the field of substance use disorder treatment for at least two years are eligible to apply.

By Sarah Boden/WESA

She’s the force behind Pa.’s efforts to treat drug addiction. Critics say ‘there is more to the story.’

As a lobbyist, Deb Beck wields significant power over drug treatment policy and legislation. But some question whether she uses that influence to benefit the businesses providing care over what's best for patients.
By Aneri Pattani/Spotlight PA