For about 600 reasons I generally avoid the Huffington Post. But one of their writers did an absolutely perfect job of describing the need for buprenorphine, and the failure of ‘traditional’ treatments. The article is entitled Dying to be Free
The challenge, though, is getting the article into the hands of policy-makers. It is too late for some areas, where the damage has already been done (I find myself humming the old Pretenders tune about Ohio). When it comes to buprenorphine, too many DA’s, judges, and politicians seem to develop opinions from inaccurate data, and then cling to those opinions no matter what they learn after the fact. To put it another way… the idiots will always be idiots. So if anyone reading this post has a relationship with an open-minded politician, now is the time to share the Huff Po story.