Gambling Studies Program

Others Look To Md. County’s Model To Treat Opiate Addictions

Dr. Fong was interviewed by Steve Inskeep and David Greene on a NPR story about the rise in opiate addiction nationally. A new drug called Vivitrol, a monthly shot, has been used to combat heroin abuse. Dr. Fong talks of Vivitrol, “It reduces overdose. It reduces crime rates. It encourages people to stay in treatment. And the longer people stay in treatment, the better outcomes they’re going to get.”