First Opioid Court in US Focuses on Keeping Users Alive

An experimental opioid crisis intervention court in Buffalo, New York, appears to be helping opioid-addicted people address their problem and stay alive, according to NBC News. Instead of once a week, users check in with a judge every day for a month. They also get treatment within hours of their arrest. The court is funded with a three-year grant. Opioid addiction is at an all-time high in the U.S. — in part because drug companies promoted opioids as non-addictive when the opposite...

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