Month: August 2013

Collaboration or Coercion? Partnering to Divert Prescription Opioid Medications

Authors: Green, T. C.; Bowman, S. E.; Ray, M.; Zaller, N., et al. Journal of Urban Health, August 2013, Volume 90, Issue 4, pp 758–767 Abstract Diversion of prescription opioids is a widespread problem in the USA. While “doctor shopping” and pill brokering are well-described types of medication diversion, we sought to understand the social dynamic of diversion of prescription opioids… Read more »

For Northern Michigan Substance Abuse Services, technology pays off

    Case study Northern Michigan Substance Abuse Services, Inc. (NMSAS) is a nonprofit agency that coordinates and oversees the delivery of substance abuse services – including prevention, methadone maintenance, sub-acute detoxification, outpatient, and short- and long-term residential treatment – to low-income clients in 30 Michigan counties. In 2012, NMSAS oversaw a total of 6,585… Read more »