Weekly Addiction News Roundup October 31st

Weekly Addiction News Roundup October 24th

A roundup of the best in addiction news delivered here on our blog each Monday morning.

1. Cigna discontinues their policy of requiring doctors to seek authorization before they go about treating a patient for opioid addiction. (Reuters)

2. Man that was mistakenly arrested for alleged meth possession (turns out it was just donut glaze) will sue the city of Orlando and related drug-test company. (FOX News)

3. New guidelines require that health insurance must cover substance abuse treatments (Watertown Daily Times)

4. Could peer recovery specialists be the missing link in the treatment and prevention of drug and alcohol overdoses? (CNN)

5. John Oliver talks about the opioid epidemic on this week’s episode of Last Week Tonight (TIME)

6. Drug Take Back events prove successful in many states (KFDM)

Watch Now// Opioids: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

About the Reviewer: Chris Barnes

Chris BarnesChristopher Barnes has worked in health care for over thirty years. He is a graduate of Alabama State University where he earned a double Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work and Psychology in 1982. Christopher Barnes is currently the Director of Clinical services at The Discovery House where he has been employed for the past five years. Because of his extensive experience in health care & substance abuse he has an excellent rapport with constituents, clients, and other professional organizations in the counseling/social service community.

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