healthcare

Racial Disparities in Mental Healthcare Hurt My Family and Many Others

The stark reality of America’s mental health crisis never hits so hard as when it affects someone close to us.…

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How Can Pediatricians Become Harm Reductionists?

Draconian drug policies have often been made in the name of the health of youth, yet harm reduction centers, like…

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Southerners With Substance Use Disorders Wrongly Denied Disability Insurance

Staff confusion and incompetence seem to be responsible for the wrongful denial of disability insurance to people with substance use…

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Why Boston Drug Users Are Wary of Emergency Medical Care

Wound care for people who inject drugs is considered a critical component of harm reduction by providers. But people who…

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Coerced Into Rehab? Here’s a 28-Day Survival Guide

January traditionally sees a surge in rehab admission rates. And if you’re going to residential addiction treatment by choice, I…

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“An Abstinence-Based State”—Utah Harm Reduction Faces Unique Challenges

Deaths involving opioids, methamphetamine and other drugs have reached record highs in Utah. The state government passed legislation in 2016…

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How Emergency Departments Fail Pain Patients in Need

Since 2000, Anne Fuqua has been on opioid pain medications, including fentanyl and Oxycontin, notorious for their involvement in different…

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Addiction Treatment Facilities Fall Badly Short, Shows Federal Study

It's well established that America’s addiction treatment industry fails to fully meet the needs of people with substance use disorders.…

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Let’s End Dangerous Wait Times for Accessing Opioid Use Disorder Meds

I had never been in trouble my whole life. Then I got in major trouble,” said Nikki, a 35-year-old woman…

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Protests as Cuomo Blocks Addiction Meds Access for Poor New Yorkers

Late on January 1, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a last-minute veto on a bill that would have ended barriers for…

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