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STATE TO PILOT ER-BASED ADDICTION TREATMENT INITIATIVE AT THREE HOSPITALS

By Katie Lannan

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, NOV. 3, 2016.....Three Massachusetts hospitals will receive a total of $3 million to test a model of addiction treatment that begins in the emergency room, under a state grant program created in this year's state budget.

Pharmacologic treatment for substance abuse, using medications such as buprenorphine, methadone or naltrexone, reduces the risk of a fatal overdose and can increase a patient's engagement in other treatment, but is not widely accessible, according to the state's Health Policy Commission.


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