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Date:12/12/2013

ation-assisted-treatment.drugfree.org/">new multimedia resource, located at drugfree.org, was also developed in collaboration with leading clinicians in the field of treating substance abuse, including Dr. Edwin A. Salsitz, Medical Director, Office-Based Opioid Therapy at Beth Israel Medical Center; Dr. Herbert Kleber and Dr. Stephen Donovan of the New York State Psychiatric Institute at Columbia University; and Dr. Josh Hersh, Suboxone Certified Physician, Staff Psychiatrist at Miami University Student Counseling.

Addressing methadone, buprenorphine and naltrexone and the characteristics specific to each, as well as the appropriateness of each medication in the treatment of older teens and young adults, it also features videos of doctors, parents and their teen or young adults, who have first-hand experience with medication assisted-treatment. 

"While different options work for different people, for us, medication-assisted treatment saved our daughter's life and gave us our daughter back," said Carol Allen, a mom who utilized the new resource from The Partnership to find help for her daughter's addiction. "It allowed her to stop thinking constantly about the drugs she was abusing and helped her focus on returning to a healthy lifestyle. Together with the love and support from her family, my daughter is now living a productive life."

This resource was made possible through an unrestricted grant from Reckitt Benckiser. To learn more about medication-assisted treatment options, visit http://medication-assisted-treatment.drugfree.org/.

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