Va. opioid program increasing access to treatment, lowering number of prescriptions by Evanne Armour

It has been eight months since Aubrey Gholson sought treatment for his addiction.
Now, he visits Daily Planet Health Services in Richmond once a week.

“My life today is great,” said Gholson.

He benefits from a Virginia initiative called the Addiction and Recovery Treatment Services or ARTS program.

The program, which launched last April, expands access to residential treatment for Medicaid members. It also creates new care models that combine medication with counseling and support and offers training and financial incentives to increase provider participation.

Read more of this article on the Richmond Times-Dispatch website.