Revolutionary Program Gives Inmates New Hope
Inmates in the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction have a unique opportunity to receive high-quality drug-addiction treatment, thanks in part to an innovative program introduced by Community Medical Services (CMS).
Fentanyl Fueling Next Wave of Opioid Crisis
“Take even a small amount of fentanyl and you could die.” It’s a harsh message, but one that John Koch, director of community engagement at Community Medical Services (CMS), is determined to get out in the community as deaths from...
Stigma and Why It Must Be Stopped
Science shows that an opioid use disorder isn’t about weakness, personal or moral failure, or even a lack of willpower. Understanding that OUD isn’t always a choice can be a first step towards stopping the stigma.
Community Partnership is Key to Solving the Opioid Epidemic
Joining forces with the community is proving to be a successful model for addressing the opioid crisis in Milwaukee. CMS was recently highlighted for its innovative approach to connecting with the Milwaukee community and expanding outreach beyond our treatment clinics.
Linking people to recovery in unexpected places
Linking people to recovery can happen in unexpected places, including while getting take-out in a local restaurant after work. I cannot let an opportunity pass to offer education about MAT and my passion for it.
CMS Supports Black Lives Matter
CMS Letter to All Employees (6/4/2020) Racism in America is like dust in the air. It seems invisible — even if you’re choking on it — until you let the sun in, then you see it everywhere. As long as...
CMS Quarterly Report
We are leading the change to eliminate the consequences of substance use disorder in our communities. Read our latest quarterly report HERE