City Hires Team Of Doctors To Treat Addicts On The Street Right Where They Are

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By McKinly Corbley

Original Source: goodnewsnetwork.com

San Francisco is launching a groundbreaking new program that will provide opioid addiction treatment to homeless people directly on the streets.

Mayor Mark Marrell just announced that he will be investing $6 million in funding for the “first-in-the-nation” initiative as a means of curbing opioid addiction and reducing the risk of overdose.

The program employs a dedicated team of physicians to go out onto the Bay Area streets and write buprenorphine prescriptions for drug-addicted homeless people.

Buprenorphine is a pill that is taken daily to reduce withdrawal symptoms in drug users. The treatment has been shown to…click here to continue reading

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