Rehab Model: Mothers Who Have Their Children With Them Do Better In Recovery
Graduates of such programs are generally more likely to be abstaining, employed, in custody of their children and in support groups than women in traditional rehabilitative settings. In other news, pharmacies are booming in the heart of the opioid epidemic.
The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Rehab For Mothers - And Their Children - Allows Them To Recover Together
The model was born out of the crack-cocaine era, when the women's health advocacy community, along with a few obstetricians, started realizing that the punitive and isolationist models of rehab - separating addicts from any possible triggers, including familiar people and places - wasn't working for pregnant women or mothers. The fix seemed intuitive: keep mother and children together so the family can recover as a unit. Today, nine women can live for an average of six to nine months with up to two children each at Family House NOW, which is operated by the nonprofit services provider Resources for Human Development. (Friedman-Rudovsky, 2/8)
Kaiser Health News:
Pharmacies Thrive Selling Opioids For Depressed Small Town Pain
This economically depressed city in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains is an image of frozen-in-time decline: empty storefronts with faded facades, sagging power lines and aged streets with few stoplights.But there is one type of business that seems to thrive: pharmacies. (Galewitz, 2/8)