Medically Assisted Treatment, or MAT, combines medication and counseling/therapy to treat patients with opioid use disorder. MetroHealth's Dr. Paul Manning gives us details and explains why MAT is such an effective weapon in the battle against opioids.
In the moments after a drug overdose, while still in bed in MetroHealth's Emergency Department, patients now get a visit from a recovering addict. Their title is "peer coach," but "angel" is more accurate. Shawn Pasch and Craig Dunson of Ascent ED share their stories.
The opioid epidemic's staggering body count seems to always grab the headlines, overshadowing the people on the front lines who are working to turn the darkness into dawn. MetroHealth's Dr. Joan Papp shares the scope of the problem and what she's doing to fight it.
The opioid epidemic has been called the worst public health crisis in a century. Amid the darkness, there is light ... and hope. Coming this summer, a new podcast from The MetroHealth System in Cleveland.