Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Locating substance abuse treatment

Q: Dear Dan: Can you provide me some resources for opiate addiction treatment (percocet) for someone who is currently unemployed and does not have insurance? I have heard great things about Suboxone, but unfortunately the Dr. visit as well as the prescription cost is just too much right now. I have tried matching a Dr. with the "needy meds" program, but no luck so far. I have also applied for Adult Basic, but there is a 2yr waiting list for that program. Any info you could provide would be greatly appreciated. Philly, PA Sadly, there is not enough treatment available for those who need it in this city or nationally. If you are in Philadelphia, I recommend you contact Roland Lamb at the Philadelphia coordinating office of drug abuse treatment, under the Department of health. I don't know if they have any easy answers, but they are a good resource.

Locating substance abuse treatment

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Q: Dear Dan:

Can you provide me some resources for opiate addiction treatment (percocet) for someone who is currently unemployed and does not have insurance? I have heard great things about Suboxone, but unfortunately the Dr. visit as well as the prescription cost is just too much right now. I have tried matching a Dr. with the "needy meds" program, but no luck so far. I have also applied for Adult Basic, but there is a 2yr waiting list for that program. Any info you could provide would be greatly appreciated.
Philly, PA

Sadly, there is not enough treatment available for those who need it in this city or nationally.  If you are in Philadelphia, I recommend you contact Roland Lamb at the Philadelphia coordinating office of drug abuse treatment, under the Department of health.  I don't know if they have any easy answers, but they are a good resource.

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Dan Gottlieb is a psychologist and marital therapist and has been in practice nearly 40 years. His career started in community mental health and substance abuse until his accident in 1979 made him a quadriplegic.

Since that time, he has been in private practice. Since 1985, he has been hosting a radio show called "Voices in the Family" on WHYY FM, Philadelphia's NPR affiliate. He was a regular columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer from 1994 until 2008. He is also the author of four books.

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