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