The Opioid Fix

By Barbara Andraka-Christou

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Added April 16, 2021

The author blames part of the US opioid crisis on policy that espouses abstinence-focused treatment for people addicted to opioids. The author tells the stories of people in recovery and argues that medication-assisted treatment, or MAT, needs to be available to anyone suffering from opioid abuse. The interrelated barriers to MAT-from physicians who won't prescribe it, to drug courts that mandate counseling (and counselors who deride it), to politicians who ban it-demonstrate ill-advised narrow-mindedness in the author's view.

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