Recently, there have been what one could almost call an onslaught of public figures influencing public opinion and perception on very important issues who are probably the least informed on those subjects, but because they’re experts in a different field, they are treated as if they’re experts in every area of knowledge.
In the public and media sphere, the debate between ‘moral failings’ and disease continues even though the medical community and even World Health Organization (WHO) have long since classified addiction as a health problem. Luckily, while the media unfortunately allows opinions to be aired alongside is ostensibly the base of factual knowledge science and medicine has researched and proven that completely ignore said research,
When most people think about rehab centers and what they provide, the first thing that comes to mind is usually inpatient settings where the addicts spend all their time in the rehab center and with other patients and the center’s staff. Because of the time spent in that kind of rehab, many people end up not realizing that they should also get prepared when they have chosen to go into outpatient rehab in Philadelphia.
A recent press conference with Pennsylvania’s Bureau of Mental Health and Substance Abuse services was held revealing the state’s continued and expanded efforts in hopes of handling its own responsibility in the opioid crisis. The Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine made a strong statement about the situation.
“The opioid epidemic is a public health crisis,