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Heather Stuart

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Opinion | BY HEATHER STUART | October 5, 2020
Reducing opioid stigma is important from both an ethical and population health perspective. In order to improve recovery prospects for people who have opioid (and other substance) use disorders, it will be important to redefine how the public understands drug use. The view that opioid addiction is a moral weakness must be replaced with the realization that it is a treatable condition and one that is often the result of medically prescribed pain reduction strategies, writes Heather Stuart.    Image courtesy of Pixabay
Opinion | BY HEATHER STUART | October 5, 2020
Opinion | BY HEATHER STUART | October 5, 2020
Reducing opioid stigma is important from both an ethical and population health perspective. In order to improve recovery prospects for people who have opioid (and other substance) use disorders, it will be important to redefine how the public understands drug use. The view that opioid addiction is a moral weakness must be replaced with the realization that it is a treatable condition and one that is often the result of medically prescribed pain reduction strategies, writes Heather Stuart.    Image courtesy of Pixabay