Judge Torresen of the United States District Court for the District of Maine has ruled in favor of Brenda Smith receiving buprenorphine treatment during her 40-day jail sentence, as reported by WGME CBS 13 News. Smith has been in recovery from opioid use disorder for nearly ten years, with medically assisted treatment aiding in the process. The court’s decision was based on the maintenance of Smith’s health and abidance with the Americans With Disabilities Act. Attorney James Monteleone offers commentary:
“Combating the stigma against medication-assisted treatment for opioid disorders is crucial to overcoming the opioid crisis in Maine and across the country. That means recognizing that medication-assisted treatment is essential medical care for many patients.”
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