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OhioGuidestone in Politico News

Victoria Graham, OhioGuidestone’s Northwest Regional Director is quoted in this Politico News article  about opioid use.

“there’s less perceived risk” of overdose.

Victoria Graham, regional director of OhioGuidestone, a treatment center, said that the patients may be switching to uppers like meth and cocaine because “there’s less perceived risk” of overdose.
She also noted that it was harder to treat these patients. Opioids like fentanyl have replacement therapies, such as methadone and buprenorphine, that can help users transition, but there is no medication-assisted therapy for cocaine or methamphetamines. “That’s been a struggle,” she said.