New York State is providing more than $7.5 million to expand addiction prevention, treatment and recovery services, according to Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor). The state is making $5.25 million available to expand medication assisted treatments, and more than $2.2 million for support of evidence-based prevention strategies, the legislator said in a press release. (more…)
A $75,000 federal pass-through grant administered by the state health department will help Suffolk County fund a new training program for first responders on the front lines of the opioid epidemic. (more…)
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BY SABINA REBIS, M.D. AND JOSEPH P. SHAW
Most know the game of “Telephone:” Children sit in a circle, one whispers a phrase into another’s ear, then that person whispers it to the next, and so on. The phrase travels around the circle, a hand cupped over one ear at a time.
Then the phrase returns to the first child, who usually disintegrates into giggles at the nonsense of a recycled sentence mangled by misinterpretation.
But what happens when that game of “Telephone” becomes metaphorical — in the context of marketing and medicine? (more…)