The are numerous Google hits for Dr. Kolodny’s speaking engagements, but this one for the Children’s Safety Network (link below) says it all.
Mr. Kolodny wants parents everywhere to be constantly watching their children for signs of drug addiction — as if most kids are potential addicts. (Pain patients, sound familiar?) Mr. Kolodny must convince everyone that their kids are in danger of addiction, so he can make money from their treatment. Do you know how many “rehabilitation” centers he runs?
Mr. Kolodny and the media use the term “nonprofit” to describe Phoenix House, as if that term gives this federally-funded corporation some kind of legitimacy. As if they help people who suffer from addiction out of the goodness of their hearts. Sure, a nonprofit, I get it — just like the Komen Foundation, the Red Cross, and GPS Crossroads are nonprofits.
“For New York City, he helped develop and implement multiple programs to improve the health of New Yorkers and save lives, including city-wide buprenorphine programs, naloxone overdose prevention programs and emergency room-based screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT) programs for drug and alcohol misuse.”
If you take opioids and go to the ER for any reason, watch out… You’ll be referred to a “treatment program” before the nurse takes your temperature. And like I said, tomorrow we’ll look to see if Mr. Kolodny’s programs made a difference, because, it’s funny, but while mentioning his involvement, I haven’t run across a mention of whether the programs were successful or not.