Episode 36

Addressing The Opioid Epidemic

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Episode 36

Our clinical team walks through many informational aspects of the opioid epidemic and the barriers addiction treatment centers face in order to fight this crisis.


  1. Our clinical team discusses what it’s been like walking through the opioid epidemic while the COVID-19 pandemic
  2. The increase in the prevalence of opioids and fentanyl
  3. The power of opioids and why people choose to abuse them
  4. How MAT has been helpful and the outcomes we’ve seen from it

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There should be a sense of urgency. I think we have lost a little bit of that momentum because of the pandemic. What we have actually seen of these two things continues to elevate and escalate together. We have to stay vigilant, and as you said Brandon, we have to change the narrative around what it means to get treatment and the types of treatment that are available. MAT is the gold standard for opioid treatment, which is based on data, science, research, and decades of study. As an industry, we have to be more open, and as a society, we have to again to continually work on eliminating that stigma around what opioid treatment is, specifically Medication-Assisted Treatment.
Clinton Nicholson, MA, LPC, LAC Chief Operating Officer

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